NY African Film Festival - 30th Edition


For the very special 30th anniversary of African Film Festival in New-York, 30 filmmakers were asked to draw their own interpretation of a vase, as a vessel for expression, hope, memories and intentions.

My part was to give life to all those drawings by translating them into 3D illustrations, that became part of the festival’s official poster designed by Zainab Aliyu 💫

ClientNY African Film Festival
Illustrationi • Black Childish
Graphic Design (Flyers) • Zainab Aliyu
Animation • Black Childish

Toy Soldiers, The Proud Shout Out



Toy Soldiers, The Proud Shout Out. Ongoing illustration series.

Toy Soldiers, Let it Burn



Toy Soldiers, Let it Burn. Ongoing illustration series.

Omek Summit x Africadelic


Founded in 2019, Omek a community based network designed to make connection and collaboration simple for the African diaspora professionals and their allies.

Their vision is to create a strong network of empowered professionals who are meaningful contributors to the economy and culture.

We teamed up with @my_omek to promote their 5-day hybrid cultural festival kicking off on Africa Day, May 25th.

Based in Amsterdam, this festival has the vision to empowering the African diaspora through music events, films, talks, networking lunch sessions, parties and more.

For the creative, the calabash takes a central role.
It is a symbolic object that contains nourishment, is passed from generation to generation, and has a rich culture embedded into the engravings and colourful painted patterns.

We used them in bold, rhythmical compositions to create a joyful animation that taps into the global African spirit.

ProductionPlusOne Amsterdam
Direction • Black Childish
DesignAlexandra Margherita, Black Childish
Animation • Black Childish, Cas Prins
Music92 Kisses
ThanksPhilip Hartmann, Guido

Toy Soldiers, the Dead Homies



Toy Soldiers, The Dead Homies. Ongoing illustration series.