A book is a precious thing, capturing moments in time
As we collect information and cushion it with context to help us make sense of things.
PUTTING PEN TO PAPER / MOUSE TO SCREEN AND…
SHARING UNIQUE, DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES WITH THE WORLD
I believe books, print or digital, make an invaluable contribution to the continued development of the craft and design industry. We put information and different perspectives into context to help us make sense of things, and, more importantly, to create records of what has happened and is happening for future generations to look back on, to be inspired, and to know what was.
Here you will find a selection of my books exploring design, craftsmanship, and book publishing.
Contemporary Design Africa
An image-rich coffee table book featuring over 50 designers, makers, and organisations whose work is offering a revitalised perspective on Africa’s contemporary design landscape.
Fashion Illustration Africa
Fashion Illustration Africa is a vibrant, visually inspiring sourcebook that presents the work of 23 dynamic fashion illustrators and designers drawn from across Africa and the diaspora.
How To Publish Your Book
If you are a content creator interested in publishing a coffee table book then this guide is for you. I share my secrets on what it takes to go from idea to readers’ hands.
“I love words and images, arranging them across the page and watching them bring to life the stories I can’t wait to tell about the people, places, and things that inspire me”
— Tapiwa Matsinde, author, curator, mentor
Published essay contributions
ifa Pure Gold
Publication supporting the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) Pure Gold Upcycled! Upgraded! A ten-year travelling exhibition that explores global consumption and the re-use of waste materials to create new objects with greater value.
Connecting Afro Futures
Publication accompanying the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin exhibition exploring fashion and hair in the context of African design and its future alongside the wider global design dialogue. The book features essays, interviews, photos, and illustrations.