Influencers by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson

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R+I creative, 13 mins 56s

This is a short documentary where Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson explore what it means to be an influencer by talking to various “influential” creatives in New York part of advertising, design, fashion and entertainment. It speaks on how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion, entertainment and life. It attempts to understand the essence of influence, and its consequent responsibilities.

swikiri

www.swikiri.com

A community of African designers and artists who celebrate African culture, history, ideas, and society. It is a platform for collaboration, discussion, inspiration and exposure of visual design, art, music, writing and all forms of creative innovation. SWIKIRI endorses the African experience.

masala-chai-online

A good friend of Chai Kadai. It is a creative collective that features South Asian art and design from around the world. Pavitra Mohan’s idea was to scour the web for sub-continental art that was innovative and so she started the blog in 2007 as a collection of bookmarks. Today, Masala Chai features over 350 artists and designers. Now they have a store in Chennai where Pavitra handpicks the best upcoming independent designers and brands from around the country as an ongoing curation of unique yet affordable products.

www.masalachaionline.blogspot.com

thisisbrick.co.uk

www.thisisbrick.co.uk

First created in July 2009, thisisbrick is a project run by a collective in the UK, originally to showcase the work of creative individuals in a number of creative disciplines. Over the years, they have grown in content, philosophy, politics and understanding. Now, with the belief that design can be used to help make the world a better place it has become a space for opinion, change and dialogue on creativity.