Broad based intellectual empowerment
29 July 2017 13:52 (South Africa)

Taxi sign language gets stamp(s) of approval from academia

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

A set of postage stamps depicting taxi hand signals has been launched by the SA Post Office. The project was the brainchild of Susan Woolf, who is currently doing her PhD in Anthropology at Wits. Woolf's thesis is called 'Taxi hand signs and social spaces' and she created the stamp series in collaboration with local artists. Read more: Design Indaba website

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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