Typafrica, a zine that explores Typographic Subcultures in South Africa.

Issue I, Cape Town

It’s a jungle out there. A typographic jungle. South Africa has a rich hand lettering culture. It is different and it’s not helvetica. It is questioning our typographic understanding of what beauty is. But the beauty is disappearing more and more. Desktop publishing is taking over. The craft can’t sustain itself in the quickly changing modern city. But is that good?

This Zine is dedicated to the craft of typography, questioning its contemporary use and exploring more hidden paths within the discipline.

126 pages full of Capetonian Typography.

Images taken in City Bowl, Retreat and Mitchell’s Plain.

 
 
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