Sean O’Toole

Recent articles by Sean O’Toole

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…

Fighting AIDS with pictures and words

Issue 52, Summer 2004

Feature

South African health campaigns dominate the political landscape

Bring me the head of Nelson Mandela

Issue 48, Summer 2003

Feature

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