Sean O’Toole

Recent articles by Sean O’Toole

Fighting AIDS with pictures and words

Issue 52, Summer 2004

Feature

South African health campaigns dominate the political landscape

A grasp of political design

Issue 57, Autumn 2005

Review

‘Political Design after the Cold War’ is probably a rubbish name for a book.…

From exotic wonderland to self-determination [extract]

Issue 55, Spring 2005

Review

Leaving through this compendium of 900 posters, many produced in Africa but some in…

A New Visual Language for South Africa

Issue 50, Winter 2003

Review

Garth Walker is South Africa’s leading exponent of post-apartheid design, though…

Design Indaba 6

Issue 48, Summer 2003

Review

Indaba is a Zulu word meaning gathering. Last year’s conference showcased…

Not all black and white

Issue 73, Autumn 2009

Feature

Changes in South African photobooks reveal a nation now free to explore its self-image

South African Pop Culture

Issue 52, Summer 2004

Review

… Liberally interpreted, Afro is a magazine. Eschewing the strict linear…

Drive-by dreams

Issue 66, Winter 2007

Feature

The ancient trucks that ply the roads of Mali and Senegal offer a moving show of landscapes far…

Security logos

Issue 55, Spring 2005

Feature

A startling array of incongruous motifs and icons are used by private security companies in South…

Bring me the head of Nelson Mandela

Issue 48, Summer 2003

Feature

Activist; fugitive; prisoner; icon: the evolving face of a famous name