Architecture of Independence
Art Direction by MTWTF
For the Center for Architecture
Architecture of Independence—African Modernism explores the complex legacy of modern architecture and nation building in 1960s and '70s post-colonial Africa, when many sub-Saharan countries gained their independence and turned to experimental and futuristic architecture to express their national identities.
The design focuses on the strong imagery by renowned Dutch photographer Iwan Baan and award winning South African photo-documentarian Alexia Webster and pairs it with large, dense and distinctive typography.