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Paarden Eiland

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This station is in a busy industrial suburb close to the harbour and within easy reach of the city and the beach. In his design for this station, Hannes Bernard selected a variety of elements from the vicinity, such as ships, tugboats, fish, factories, trucks, and people at work and at play on the beach. A section of the glass wall of the bus station is covered in small depictions of these objects and figures. The artist treats them in a stylised way, giving them a simplified graphic form with red outlines, so that they read as if they are part of a system of signs, like the key to a map. Locals to the area will appreciate the details such as the little sign reading “Gatsby”, a reference to Cape Town's most popular sandwich and another familiar feature of Paarden Eiland life.

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About the Artist

Hannes Bernard is originally from Cape Town. He studied visual communication design at Stellenbosch University and in 2011 went to do his master's at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. He now runs a design consultancy between Amsterdam, Cape Town and Sao Paolo. Through this cross-continental practice he explores his interest in “new cultural trade-routes and image economies”. He also created the design for the MyCiTi station in Granger Bay.

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Cape Town
24 October 2016