Chaz Maviyane-Davies / Zimbabwe
ha sido descrito por la revista de diseño del Reino Unido como "la guerrilla del diseño gráfico".
Durante más de dos décadas, la galardonada y poderosa obra del polémico diseñador ha tocado temas como el consumismo, la salud, la nutrición, la responsabilidad social, el medio ambiente y los derechos humanos.
has been described by the UK's Design magazine
as "the guerrilla of graphic design".
For more than two decades the award-winning, controversial designer's powerful work has taken on issues of consumerism, health, nutrition, social responsibility, the environment and human rights.
has studied (MA, the Central School of Art and Design
in London) and worked in Britain, Japan, Malaysia, the US and Zimbabwe, his
country of origin.
From 1983 until recently he
ran the renowned design studio in Harare, Zimbabwe, The Maviyane-Project.
Due to adverse political conditions in his homeland and the confrontational nature of his work, Maviyane-Davies moved to the USA in 2001, where he is currently a Professor of Design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
As well as being published in numerous books, international magazines and newspapers, his
work has been exhibited extensively and is included in several permanent collections at various galleries.
In 2009 he
was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.