Garth Walker is a graphic designer, photographer, publisher and archivist based in Durban, South Africa.
This website shows selected examples of his personal work exploring the idea “what makes me South African – and what does that look like?”

Around the late 1980s he started documenting vernacular design as found on the streets and townships of South Africa’s
cities and small towns. Today, the collection is likely the largest extant.
See more below…

In 1994 he published the first issue of his experimental graphics magazine ijusi
See more here: www.ijusi.com

Graphic Design

A smattering of personal graphic design projects for varied clients in the creative and cultural sectors
This work differs substantially from my commercial work as a professional graphic designer (www.misterwalker.net)

In Zulu We Trust
Speak Truth to Power
UBUNTU
AGI Mexico_baboon
Tolerance
I Love Seoul
Freedom of Expression
Delft
Coexistence
Angela Buckland
665 Inggs
Mandela
Goat
Paris
Porsche
SEGD 1
SEGD 2
SEGD 3
SEGD 4
Failure
Glory
Contact
DDP
Views
Aids

Photography

At art school I developed an unhealthy obsession with photography. For some thirty years I been photographing Œwhatever is in front of me on every format from 4×5 to iPhone
This online collection shows a selection of personal work, around the theme of portraiture. The selection will change periodically

Fields Hill
Currie road
Karoo
Grahamstown
Fiona and Niaomi
Cows
Beach gym
Anthills
Tattoos
Lois
JohnMarc
Sandown
Rudy Keili Katzen
Harry Bernard
Hairy
Gijimani Vezi
Freckles
Despair
Chicken Pox
Car Crash
Body Builder
Two Men

Vernacular Design

A tiny fraction of my archive of images covering the ‘streets and townships of South Africa’
The archive covers graphic design, signage, typography, architecture, structures, and anything related to human creativity

Sand signage
Mandela
Statues
Zulu hair
Studio Varden
Nerve tonic
Indian god
Camphor
Headstone
Car boot market
Beachfront
Shoes
Penis
Rainbow Print Flyers
Omo
Lettering
Koffie
Islamic
Hair Salon
Furniture
Beauty
uKhozi
Touba’s

Contact Garth

 

garth@garthwalker.com
+27 83 637 3636

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