111 Eloff Street

Triple 1 Eloff Street


During my time at TWR 111 Eloff street I saw the transition of an African city not only through the lens of a video camera, the people, the vendors, the barbers, pavement eating houses, squatters, toyi toyis, marchers, protesters, the police, riots, school children, the taxis, they all served to issue a wake up call to the creatives studying there. The environment was a catalyst for the class of 1996 and we have managed to capture some of that energy and feed it into our creative work.

Chakalaka - Technikon Witwatersrand Graphic design 1997. ‘ In front of both pairs of concrete patriarchs, the vendors display their wares with fascinating precision, pyramids of tomatoes, painstakingly balanced on turquoise plastic plates, metres of green plates, stretching from corner to corner, meticulously ordered like advancing troops; piles of potatoes – earthy and fresh – competing in height with the tomatoes; piles of crisp spinach, marog, mushrooms, onions. In between are the less obviously ostentatious stalls selling hardware, handbags and last supper alarm clocks. Music blares. People walk. Taxis drive.’ Designed by Tin Temple. #goldenyears #twr #graphicdesign #tintemple #1996alumni #FADA #brochure #graphicstudents #authenticdesign #socialrelevance #johannesburg #southafrica #mycountry #thisisafrica #diversity #energyandpeople #jhb #downtown #spaza #hawkers #toyitoyi #birthofanation #designdeconstruction #trueafricanacity