ILoveYouIHateYou - about

August 23 2019, 0 Comments

I love you I hate you is a book about Johannesburg told in two parts.

The first is told through design. It is the story of Love Jozi so far, a catalogue of more than 100 t-shirt graphics. We revisited our image archive from the past 15 years to narrate a tale of the city. T-shirts have always been the core product of the brand, and each range has emerged from a specific context. The book is illustrated by rich visuals which show how Johannesburg became our muse, inspiring bold designs and new ways of looking.

The second part is told through a collection of short essays by contributing writers. We invited 34 Joburg thinkers, doers and observers to start a conversation with each t-shirt range. This collection spells out a complicated relationship with the city. The result explores Johannesburg in fresh ways and takes the reader down unexpected paths, grappling with a complex place that inspires competing emotions of love and hate.

Our collaboration with the book's 34 contributors marks the culmination of 15 years of designing t-shirts spurred on by an urge to figure out this crazy city.

Title: I love you I hate you

Author: Love Jozi

ISBN: 978-0-620-84034-7

Concept/Design: Bradley Kirshenbaum

Editor: Laurice Taitz-Buntman

Contributors: Nickolaus Bauer, Gerard Bester, Milisuthando Bongela, Sarah Britten, Greg Bowes, Nechama Brodie, Clinton Chauke, Louise Darko, Mark Gevisser, DJ Grant, Russell Grant, Ferial Haffajee, Louise Hildebrand, Ufrieda Ho, Aspasia Karras, Matthew Krause, Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine, Charles Leonard, Adrian Loveland, Brian Kent McKechnie, Sylvia McKeown, Niq Mhlongo, Alphonse Nahimana, Leigh Ogilvie, Toby Shapshak, Gus Silber, Kwanele Sosibo, Laurice Taitz-Buntman, Josef Talotta, Lerato Tshabalala, Edward Tsumele, Trevor Waller, Nomfundo Xulu-Lentsoane, and Tanya Zack

Publisher: Love Jozi

Genre: Design; Travel; Africana

Price: R440 inc. VAT

Specifications: Pages: 304; Binding: Paperback; Size: 170 x 245mm; Spine: 20mm; Weight: 940gm

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