“At the start of the Unit System experiment last year, the question put to the staff and students was not what the Unit System will do for Africa, but rather – and far more interestingly – what Africa will do for, and to, the Unit System.” - Prof Lesley Lokko
I was asked to design the “Work in Progress” book which showcased the best designs produced by the Unit System Africa students at the GSA in 2016.
I designed a simple black and white cover using shapes from a deconstructed GSA logo and brand language elements. The finish applied to the cover was a high gloss UV varnish which sandwiched colourful student work neatly layed-out on luxury uncoated paper. This might be the first and last “Work in Progress” book since the GSA plans on moving onto a “GSA Book of Ideas” in 2017, which will showcase the work of all eight units.
The University of Johannesburg