Graphic designer chats about his plans for new Mandela centenary coins design

Zimbabwean-born and Joburg based artist Sindiso Nyoni is a globally recognised figure who has showcased his art all over the world.

The illustrator and graphic designer has been commissioned by SA Mint and the Reserve Bank to design the new Mandela centenary coins.

In the past, the seasoned portrait artist has collaborated with SARB and SA Mint to design the OR Tambo centenary coins as well.

Nyoni says that he has a background in graphic design and 6 years ago, he decided to take the big jump to go solo.

During that time, I did a lot of freelance work and in 2015, I had the opportunity to work with SA Mint says Nyoni. He adds that he was commissioned to create portraits for OR Tambo.

I had to be very mindful of my depictions.

Sindiso Nyoni, illustrator and graphic designer

My background is in portrait art so approaching something like an iconic face requires a sense of mindfulness he says.

It is quite a challenge because you still want that image to be recognisable.

Sindiso Nyoni, illustrator and graphic designer

Click on the link below to hear more…


This article first appeared on 702 : Graphic designer chats about his plans for new Mandela centenary coins design


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
I want to be part of a system that equally recognises men & women - Carol Bouwer

I want to be part of a system that equally recognises men & women - Carol Bouwer

In this segment of #SADGT, South African media mogul Carol Bouwer chats about the conception behind the Mbokodo Awards.

#SADGT: From humble beginnings, to one of the leading business  schools in SA

#SADGT: From humble beginnings, to one of the leading business schools in SA

In this segment of SADGT, CEO of Silulo Business Incubation Luvuyo Rani chats about his company & the challenges that came with it

I've always known what space I wanted to be in - Trevor Stuurman, visual artist

I've always known what space I wanted to be in - Trevor Stuurman, visual artist

#NightTalk host Gugu Mhlungu chats to entrepreneur & multimedia visual artist Trevor Stuurman about his accolades and inspiration

#SADGT: Supporting musicians through the SAMRO Foundation

#SADGT: Supporting musicians through the SAMRO Foundation

In this segment of #SADGT, we chat to Manager at the SAMRO Foundation James French about the work they do for the community.

Take note! Sarb launches Madiba commemorative banknotes and coins

Take note! Sarb launches Madiba commemorative banknotes and coins

As part of the Mandela centenary celebrations, the SA Reserve Bank is launching a limited edition of commemorative banknotes.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: One of our fondest moments was with Nelson Mandela

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: One of our fondest moments was with Nelson Mandela

Ladysmith Black Mambazo member Albert Mazibuko shares his memorable moments as part of the Grammy award-winning group.

Popular articles
Hits from the bong (it’s legal!)… then off to work I go?

Hits from the bong (it’s legal!)… then off to work I go?

The consequences of consuming dagga at home and showing up at the office high. Bruce Whitfield interviews a labour lawyer.

Heinrich Volmink could've been a good mayor but Dan Plato gets the livery collar

Heinrich Volmink could've been a good mayor but Dan Plato gets the livery collar

Prof Jonathan Jansen sings Volmink's praises as Dan Plato is elected to lead the City of Cape Town taking over from De Lille.

'We can barely enforce tobacco legislation, how will we to deal with dagga?'

'We can barely enforce tobacco legislation, how will we to deal with dagga?'

International law enforcement expert and former Drug Unit Commander Lobo das Neves says ruling opens a different can of worms.

Key things to consider ahead of your retirement

Key things to consider ahead of your retirement

If you’re a baby boomer on the brink of retirement, here are a few things to consider ahead of time.

17-year-old learner killed teacher for not allowing him to jump the food queue

17-year-old learner killed teacher for not allowing him to jump the food queue

Spokesperson for Education department says the fact that this learner is still in Grade 10 at 17 may indicate there is a problem.