I stumbled on this blog – African Digital Art via Twitter and was just looking round when I spotted a Yoruba (Nigerian tribe) name – Ola Olowu. Do you do that or am I alone in checking out fellow nationals?
Anyway, since I’m into graphics and art, I thought I’d have a look at what was so special about Ola Olowu’s work. When I saw this I decided I just had to share it with you.
It’s UAC’s re-branding. Do you remember UAC? They had one of the most imposing buildings on the Marina but the company was half dead. I think the only thing that still buzzed was Mr Bigg’s which at my last encounter was like most Nigerian fast food companies, slowly going under with electricity issues. Well, at least there was always Gala to save the day, which also has a new wrapper. I don’t think Olowu did that though.
So have a look at the before and after below. I think having been in diaspora for almost 6 years and falling for this re-branding says a lot about this guy’s work. Hopefully, UAC is also getting more power in Mr Biggs and this re-branding is not old wine in new skins.
Be sure to scroll right to the end to see the before and after.