Friday, 27 September 2013

'Ghana Must Go',

I often admire Richard Bravery's creative direction over the many jackets he has worked on at Penguin. 'Ghana Must Go' by Taiye Selasi gave us an opportunity to work together.  Many ideas were employed diverting us down a variety of routes. Starting with Ghanese florals, then adding in female silhouettes, next snapshots of New York, butterflies, simple block patterns & finally the colours & structure of African fabrics.  The narrative crosses continents and generations with a powerful and emotive text to boot.  After all that it went in a different direction not involving my prints at all.  Pah!