DESIGN>MAGAZINE No 19
DESIGN>MAGAZINE seeks to engage and inspire the design conscious and the design curious throughout Africa and beyond. It also explores contemporary meta-disciplinary convergences within the various fields of design.
15 > My New Maya Language is a unique system, whether it is by instigating conceptual in content and style, which rescues the ‘dead’ thinking through a 0–12 year-old child’s written language created by the Maya across game, T-shirts or simply by creating appre- Mesoamerica as far back as 300 BC. My vision ciation through my artworks, which to-date for the New Maya Language is to recreate, have been acquired by collectors around re-compose and develop contemporary appli- the world. Antonio Avia, Indigenous Educa- cations in different media: art, product and tion Director for the Organisation of Iberoa- fashion design, brand identities, information merican States had this to say about my design, wayfinding and education systems artworks: “… your work presents another for archaeological sites and public spaces, form of seeing, understanding, recreating, as well as children’s toys. Through these di- and above all, employing again in daily life, verse applications I aspire to promote icon- millenary means of expression. I am fasci- ographic meanings, education and play, nated by this new vision of the glyphs.”