Unmasking Africa

Unmasking Africa promotes a greater appreciation for contemporary African art and design and a better understanding of the traditions they stem from. The Unmasking Africa initiative expands the outlook on African art and design by offering a series of workshops with various spotlights including artists, techniques, and materials. Attendees are able to learn about contemporary African artists and create their own works in a similar style.

Printed collateral including hand-bound booklets and flyers printed on a risograph were produced to document the first workshops, held in New York City and Lusaka respectively, and advertise upcoming events. In addition, the Unmasking Africa website gave further information on the workshops and artists featured. Both of these formats took into account the nature of Unmasking Africa’s hands-on workshops and its mission to unveil a new narrative on contemporary African art.