Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Modern Mali

2017 — Identity / Art Direction / Exhibition Design / Book Design

London’s Somerset House was the venue for the first major solo exhibition in the UK by the wonderful Malian photographer Malick Sidibé (1935–2016).

The show highlights Sidibé’s work photographing the cultural life and youth of Bamako, peacocking, dancing, playing and falling in love in the heady climate of Mali’s recent independence from France’s colonial powers.

As well as the exhibition graphics, we designed posters, invitations and an A5, 72 page catalogue — and to complement the exhibition, Multistorey co-founder Rhonda Drakeford of Darkroom curated the exhibition shop, selling products from and inspired by Mali, Africa and the work of Sidibé.