Wednesday, 23 October 2013

my nelson mandela

Is not perfect
Is the reason a lot of people know about South Africa
Is not some kind of pop icon
Changed my country when I was too little to understand
Did some bad things for the greater good, not that that’s an excuse
Is human, not a saint
Famously said "There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
Deserves to die in peace, surrounded by his family and not international press and rubber neckers
Is possibly dead already, and if he is, our ruling party is disgusting to use his death as a political ploy to garner votes in next year's election
Is from my home province, the mighty Eastern Cape
Had a first wife called Evelyn who ironically hated politics
Then married a very awful woman
Loves rugby, despite its past (and some present) as a sport of the whities
Inspires millions to be better human beings, to give more and tolerate more
Changed the world

You are a legend Tata x

Madiba turned 95 this year, and in celebration 12 volunteer designers, including design heavyweights Mohammad Jogie and Jacques Lange, started the Mandela Poster Project Collective. Here are some of my favourites.

Design credits from top: Joël Guenoun (France), Byoung il Sun (South Korea), Marcelo Aflalo (Brazil), Francesco Mazzenga (Italy) , Najeeb Mahmood (India). Read more at printmag.

1 comment:

  1. Sho that almost brought me to tears for some reason!