Investigating South Africa’s visual narratives, constructing a vernacular identity.

iJusi is an experimental magazine first published in the early years following South Africa’s inaugural democratic elections, circa 1994. From the beginning iJusi posed an important question: “What makes me South African, and what does that ‘look’ like?”. Gradually, iJusi started visualising the various cultural dichotomies and social potentialities that evolved following the demise Apartheid. As was the case with the Soviet Union in 1917, a new social order begets a new visual order.

Garth Walker published the first issue of iJusi in early 1995 from his studio in Durban, then called Orange Juice design. From its onset iJusi sponsored a burgeoning South African visual culture. Subsequent issues have made invaluable contributions to the ongoing discourse about representation and identity in South Africa. iJusi is still currently independantly published by Walker in a small print run, roughly twice yearly from his Durban based graphic design studio, now called Mister Walker.

Despite having a print-run in the low hundreds, iJusi has developed a worldwide following. Resultantly, the magazine has reached cult status, largely due to its rarity and the fact that it has never been commercially for sale, but rather distributed gratis to anybody who sees the value in iJusi’s mission. The fact that iJusi is Africa’s only experimental Art and Design magazine may also factor into its popularity amongst collectors.

iJusi can be seen as a testament to a developing country dealing with various socio-economic and political stratifications. iJusi is a platform of discovery, safeguarding the wealth of talent, rich traditions, and strong sense of heritage in South Afirca. With such diverse cultural backgrounds, each with their own contribution to make, iJusi publishes the creative poignancy of a country with a visual vocabulary that remains unrivaled. A full set, from issue #1 to issue #33, are included in the Colophon collection.

From an Afrocentric design adventure towards a new visual language.

iJusi no.1 – Afrocentric Design Adventure

Year: 1995
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Garth Walker and Siobhan Gunning.
Other details: Very first issue of iJusi, originally thought at the time to be the one and only issue. Emphasis was placed upon Durban-based design. Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.2 – Afrocentric Design Adventure

Year: 1995
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Garth Walker and Siobhan Gunning.
Other details: Issue no.2 continues the trend that no.1 started, focused primarily on Durban-based design. Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.3 – Towards a New Visual Language

Year: 1996
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Roy Clucas, Jan Eramdus, Siobhan Gunning, Tessa Gurney, Nathan Reddy, Graham Taylor, Willeen le Roux, Garth Walker, Kim Longhurst, and Scott Robertson.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.4 – The Rave Issue

Year: 1996
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Mark Crozier, Siobhan Gunning, Keith Moodie, Dorit Ponater, Angela Shaw, and Garth Walker.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.5 – Life Story

Year: 1997
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Suzy Bell, Roy Clucas, Barry Downard, Micky Du (ZA), Jan Eramdus (ZA), Heather Gomes, Graham Taylor, Garth Walker, Daryl Winchester, Martijn Oostra (NL), Peter Van Brederode (NL), Dorit Ponater (DE), Martin Wittenburg (DE), and Mirko Ilic (USA).
Other details: Full-colour, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.6 – V8 Power

Year: 1997
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Angela Buckland, Stephan Embleton, Carmen Gabriel, Soibhan Gunning, Lisa King, William Rea, Benoit Ruscoe, Brode Vosloo, Clint Vosloo, and Garth Walker.
Other details: Full-colour, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.7 – Human Rights

Year: 1998
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Eric Bhengu, Alex Bohan, Shane Bredenkamp, Susanne Geisbeiger, Siobhan Gunning, Annarossa Krau, Steffi Lindner, Elodie Martin, Hope Mlangeni, Mandisa Mthukwane, Adolf Ntshingila, Peche, Russell Stark, Ntanda Vakalisa, Jules Voboda, Brode Vosloo, and Garth Walker.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.8 – The Black & White Issue

Year: 1999
Pages: 20
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Carl Addy, Brandt Botes, Conrad Botes, Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog), Sheila Dörje, Rikus Ferreira, Siobhan Gunning, Rob Heasley, Jean Hofmeyr, Peter Hudson Wilhelm Krüger, Warwick Lobban, Leanne Pitt, William Rea, Benoit Ruscoe, Russell Stark, Karlien de Villiers, Clint Vosloo, Garth Walker, Mark Kannemeyer (Lorcan White), and Grant Whitfield.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.9 – Cape Ingredients

Year: 1999
Pages: 20
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: bbc, Gareth Chisolm, Candice Clements, Sheila Dörje, Peter Hartmann, Jean Hofmeyr, Peter Hudson, Wilhelm Krüger, Heidi Pieterson, Ashley Probert, Damien Stephens, and Gwynedd Theron.
Other details: full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.10 – Street Style Issue

Year: 1999
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Ben Keun, Steve Kotze, Alex Sudheim, Brode Vosloo, and Garth Walker.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.11 – Afrika Typografika 1

Year: 2000
Pages: 24
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Shani Ahmeb, Brandt Botes, Gareth Chisolm, Sheila Dörje, Sean Harrison, Jean Hofmeyr, Pete Hudson, Wilhelm Krüger, Heidi Pieterson, William Rea, Alex Sudheim, Roualt Van Wyk, Brode Vosloo, and Garth Walker.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.12 – The Death Issue

Year: 2000
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Suzy Bell, Nadine Bindemann, Barry Downard, Killie Campbell Museum, Steve Kotze, Wilhelm Krüger, Nick Paul, John Pauling, William Rea, Sue Stewart, Alex Sudheim, Karlien de Villiers, Brode Vosloo, and Garth Walker.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

i-Komix/Bitterjusi no.13

Year: 2000
Pages: 20
Print run: +/- 300
Contributors: Jeremy Berrisford, Conrad Botes, Brandt Botes, Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog), Peter Hudson, Mark Kannemayer (Lorcan White), Wilhelm Krüger, John Murray, Scott Robertson (Sheet), Karlien de Villiers, and Brode Vosloo.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.14 – A-Z

Year: 2001
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Sheila Dörje, Carmen Gabriel, Dale Halvorsen, Jean Hofmeyr, Steve Kotze, Wilhelm Krüger, Cornelius Lemmer, Elisie Meyende, John Pauling, Pam Sykes, Brode Vosloo, Garth Walker, and Sean Wilson.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.15 – The Porn Issue

Year: 2001
Pages: 20
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Brandt Botes, Conrad Botes, Sheila Dörje, Rikus Ferreira, Dale Halvorsen, Jacki Kaye, Nick Paul, William Rae, Scott Robertson, Alex Sudheim, Anton Visser, and Garth Walker.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.16 – Guide to Religion

Year: 2002
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Ivan Ayeliffe, Daniel Berkowits, Torsten Fehsenfeld, Bruce Gurley, Andrew Jamieson, Lize de Kock, Michael Lees-Rolfe, Nadia Lossgott, Di Paice, Tamarin Siebin, Andrea Sher.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.17 – Afrika Typografika II

Year: 2002
Pages: 28
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Torsten Fehsenfeld, Rikus Ferreira, Dale Halvorsen, Max Kimdan, Steve Kotze, Wilhelm Krüger, David Minaar, Brian Palmer, Gareth Pike, Simon Villet, and Garth Walker.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.18 – The Identity Issue

Year: 2003
Pages: 36
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A4
Contributors: Lesley Arp, Sarah Barkmeijer, Brandt Botes, Linda Bouwer, Gabrielle Ebskamp, Pepijn de Haan, Marieke Hageman, Marc Heedman, Sanne van Heese, Iris de Jager, Wilhelm Krüger, Alexandra de Long, Karyn Maughan, Rosanne van den Meer. Madalina Soare-Zavoianu, Gudrun Seijsener, Deniz Terli, Diederik Voortman, Garth Walker, Roger Ward, Wais Wardak, Floris Westerduin, and Margie Willemsen.
Other details: Full-colour printing, rare.

iJusi no.19 – The Foto Issue

Year: 2003
Pages: 36
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A4
Contributors: Henriette Bekker, Brandt Botes, Jean Brundit, Angela Buckland, Nicholas Carroll, Joakim Eskildsen, Jana von Hagen, Pieter Hugo, Warren Janse van Renberg, Roger Jardine, Sipho Khoza, Wilhelm Krüger, Moses Kubisa, Sarah Oldridge, Otch Otto, Tamsin, Parvus, Black Pickering, Brian Rea, Marius van Rensburg, Heidi Saayman, Mark Shepherd, Lance Slabbert, Andre Thijssen, and Garth Walker.
Other details: Full-colour printing, rare.

iJusi no.20 – The Language Issue

Year: 2004
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Nadine Bindeman, Katherine Bull, Alan Fletcher, Steve Kotze, Wilhelm Krüger, Vumile Mavumengwana, Sean O’Toole, Matt Ross, Andre Thijssen, and Garth Walker.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, rare.

Bitterjusi/iKomix no.21

Year: 2004
Pages: 32
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Conrad Botes, Paddy Bouma, Jean Brundrit, Catherine Clarke, Joe Daly, Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog), Mark Kannemeyer (Lorcan White), Wilhelm Krüger, Nicolene Louw (Stripshow), Blake Pickering, Daniel du Plessis, Karlien de Villiers, and Garth Walker.
Other details: Full-colour printing, large format, very rare.

iJusi no.22 – South Africa Now: The Black & White Issue

Year: 2006
Pages: 24
Print run: +/- 300
Size: 37 x 26cm
Contributors: Conrad Botes, Rikus Ferreira, Pieter Hugo, Anton Kannemayer, Johan Kotze, Steven Kotze, Wilhelm Krüger, Merwe Le Roux, Sean O’Toole, Andre Thijssen, Simon Villet, and Garth Walker.
Other details: large format, very rare.

iJusi no.23 – Unpublished Colour Photographs From SA

Year: 2006
Pages: 36
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A4
Contributors: Roger Ballen, Paul Botes, Angela Buckland, David Goldblatt , Patrick Gries, Pieter Hugo, Roger Jardine, Chris Kirchhoff, Steve Kotze, Oliver Kruger, Wilhelm Krüger, Jillian Lochner, Sean O’Toole, Blake Pickering, Patrick Ryan, Lance Slabbert, Mikhael Subotzky, Guy Tillim, and Garth Walker.
Other details: Full-colour printing, rare.

iJusi no.24 – South African Stories

Year: 2007
Pages: 32
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A4
Contributors: Lauren Beukes, Brandt Botes, Rikus Ferreira, Adri Goosen, Roger Jardine, Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog), Steve Kotze, Wilhelm Krüger, Travis Lyle, Andrew Miller, Phehello Mofokeng, Blake Pickering, Gareth Pike, Andrew Rich, Carl Roose, Alex Sudheim, Sifiso Taleni, Simon Villet, Garth Walker, and Henning Wagenbreth.
Other details: Full-colour printing, available in the Colophon store.

iJusi no.25 -Ballpoint Pen Issue

Year: 2010
Pages: 36
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A4
Contributors: Roger Ballen, Wade Barnes, Rudi de Beer, Danielle de Bruyn, Johan de Lange, Daniel du Plessis, Rikus Ferreira, Francois Fourie, Byron Groper, Richard Hart (Sheet), Megan Hodge, Anton Kannemayer (Joe Dog), Mathew Kay, Warwick Kay, Wilhelm Krüger, David Lancashire, Daniela Loureiro, Travis Lyle, Michael MacGarry, Merwe Marchand le Roux, Ian Marley, Marianne Minny, Richard Moir, Karien Mulder, Alastair Palmer, Michelle Raap, Jessica Rogers, Andrea Schonfeldt, Alex Sudheim, Matri van den Heever, Simon Villet, Garth Walker, Mark Kannemeyer (Lorcan White), and Hougaard Winterbach.
Other details: Full-colour printing, available in the colophon store.

iJusi no.26 – Afrika Typografika III

Year: 2011
Pages: 48
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A4
Contributors: Nivag Aekoor, Karo Akpokiere, Wade Barnes, Olaf Bisschoff, Yolanda Booyzen, Brandt Botes, Justin Channell, Cyril (Freedom printers), Shane de Lange, Daniel du Plessis, Paul Garbett, Siobhan Gunning, Megan Hodge, Steve Inggs, Natasha James, Roger Jardine, Li Joshua, Matt Kay, Maxine Kelly, Stathi Kougianos, Wilhelm Krüger, Greg Lomas, Givan Lötz, Siaesh Naidoo, Yoshen Nair, Nosipho Ndlovu, Shanleigh O’ Reilly, Craig Parsons, Carl Peetz, Viaan Roos, Monique Verheem, Simon Villet, Andre Visage, Brode Vosloo, Garth Walker, Hougaard Winterbach, Ingrid Winterbach, Mark Kannemeyer (Lorcan White), Kelvin Young, and Clayton Xulu.
Other details: Full-colour printing, rare.

iJusi no.27 – The Album Cover Issue

Year: 2012
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: 31.5 x 31.5cm (LP cover dimensions)
Contributors: Blake Pickering, Justine Barry, Dylan de Almeida, Mxolisi Gumbi, Coenraad Sutton, Dumo Dlulane, Shane de Lange, Wilhelm Krüger, Stefan Naude, Givan Lotz, Thandeka Shangase, Vian Roos, Mileshaa Subramani, Lukholo Ntsume, and Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog).
Other details: Full-colour printing, vinyl LP format, rare.

iJusi no.28 – The Tattoo Issue

Year: 2013
Pages: 40
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A4
Contributors: Karo Akpokiere, Maaike Bakker, Shane de Lange and Alexander Sudheim (Berserker), Brandt Botes, Conrad Botes, Robin Cook, Zama Dlamini, Rikus Ferreira, Byron Graper, Hannes Greyling, Dean Henning, Wilhelm Krüger, Kim Longhurst, Travis Lyle, Michael Macgarry, Muti, Ninjabreadboy, Natalie Peckham, Scott Robertson, Nathan Roodt, Vian Roos, Marcel Roussouw, Flo Schneuwly, Tanya Shunmugam, Louis de Villiers (Skullboy, Friends), Marilize Smith, Fred Swart, Simon Villet, Brode Vosloo, Garth Walker, Mark Kannemeyer (Lorcan White), Hougaard Winterbach, and Andy Wyeth.
Other details: Full colour printing, rare.

iJusi no.29 – Madiba Issue

Year: 2014
Pages: 48
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A4
Contributors: Berserker, Mariska Botha, Clinton Campbell, Bradley Cuzen, Wilmarie Deetlefs, Rikus Ferreira, Melissa Furter, Paul Garbett, Rhiannon Darcy, Hanger, Nix Harwood, Letitia van Heerden, Roger Jardine, Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog), Matt Kay, Warwick Kay, Dale Kilian, Stathi Kougianos, Wilhelm Krüger, Shane de Lange, Kim Longhurst, Mike Louw, Thabiso Mbambo, Ningihlenge Ntuli, Brad Purchase, Scott Robertson, Udo Schleimann, Marie Serfontein, Anna Sinnige, Louis de Villiers (Skullboy, Friends), Alex Sudheim, Sasha Subramoney, Sumeeth Suthurgam, Fred Swart, Andre Thijssen, Partick Thomas, Simon Villet, Nicolene van der Vorst, Brode Vosloo, Brenton Chelin, Eli Coelho, Steve Kotze, Blake Pickering, Niren Tolsi, Anelia Varela, and Ernest van der Merwe.
Other details: Full-colour printing, rare.

iJusi no.30 – The Pretoria Issue

Year: 2015
Pages: 44
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A4
Contributors: Jhaveri Aalia, Am I Collective, Joe Bloggs, Mega Bonanza, Helen Borg, Anjum Buckas, Shane de Lange, Jean de Wet, Rinette Dippenaar, Daniël Du Plessis, Rikus Ferreira, Gerard Human, Danielle Jansen van Rensburg, Ross Juterbock, Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog), Matt Kay, Warwick Kay, Carla Kreuser, Wilhelm Krüger, Ernest Van Der Merwe, Ruan Mynhardt, Kayla Norman, Nkanyiso Ntombela, Cebo Nxumalo, Brad Purchase, Melissa Stein, Zené Stoltz, Simon Villet, Garth Walker, Brent Woudberg, Steve Kotze, Sean O’Toole, and Oliver Payn.
Other details: Full-colour printing, rare.

iJusi no.31 – iZuma Issue

Year: 2016
Pages: 32
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A4
Contributors: Luke Barkhuizen, Rebecca Buxton, Wilna Combrinck, Shan Dane Fisher, Shane de Lange, Graham Downing, Courtney Ferraris, Rikus Ferreira, Devani Govender, Micah Hastings, Bell, Roger Jardine, Dillon Joseph, Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog), Ziphozihle Kati, Wilhelm Krüger, Michael Louw, Zethembe Mbatha, Brett Murray, Lindo Msibi, Nhlakanipho Nxumalo, Philip van Heerden, Johanne Venter, Simon Villet, Garth Walker, Cashandra Willemse, Ian Wolstenholme, Steve Kotze, Travis Lyle, Oliver Payn, Alex Sudheim, and Vian Roos.
Other details: Full-colour printing, rare.

iJusi no.32 – Found Photos Issue

Year: 2017
Pages: 48
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A4
Contributors: Garth Walker (a curated selection of found photographs from Waker's personal collection, the largest of its kind in the world.)
Other details: Full-colour printing, rare.

iJusi no.33 – The Durban Issue

Year: 2018
Pages: 32
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A4
Contributors: Suzy Bell, Louise Duys, Arthur Gammage, Roger Jardine, Steve Kotze, Wilhelm Krüger, Travis Lyle, Ross Makepeace, Jo Rushby, Louis Trichard, Marius van Rooy, Brode Vosloo and Ian Wolstenholme.
Other details: Full-colour printing, rare.

iJusi Special Issue – RA Pure African Gold

Year: 1999
Pages: 24
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Garth Walker, Sarah da Vanzo, Sheila Dorje, Nadine Bindeman, Rachal Colley, Benoit Ruscoe, Lyall Coburn, Brode Vosloo, Lisa King, Wilhelm Kruger, Brandt Botes, Dorit Ponater, Warren Peddie, Andre Thijssen, Katrin Kirsting, Warwick Lobban, Willeen le Roux, Russel Stark, Matthias Reuper, Oliver Schock, Javier Talavera, Chris Palmer, Leticia Moura, Vincenzo Scarpellini, Greta Horn, and Gail Yule.
Other details: Full-colour printing, incredibly rare.

iJusi Special Issue – i-Brand

Year: 1998
Pages: 16
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Garth Walker, Siobahn Gunning, Brode Vosloo, William Rea, Russell Stark, Lisa King, Deanne Wynne, Anelia Schutte, Barry Downard, Jean Hofmeyr, Sheila Dorje, Wilhelm Kruger, Peter Hudson, Brandt Botes, Rikus Ferreira, Carl Addy, and Mark Tomlinson.
Other details: Full-colour printing, special issue, limited edition in celebtration of the 50th anniversary of Ogilvy & Mather. Incredibly rare.

iJusi Special Issue – Towards Transit Exhibition Catalog

Year: 1999
Pages: 20
Print run: +/- 300
Size: A3
Contributors: Garth Walker, Brode Vosloo.
Other details: Full-colour printing, comissioned by Pro Helvetia. Incredibly rare.

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