Award-winning Creative Director, Jon Daniel, has curated what is set to be an exciting adventure – the Afro Supa Hero exhibition, running from 14 September 2013 – 9 February 2014, at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London. The exhibition will give us an insight into Jon's own experience, as a boy of African Caribbean heritage, growing up in 1960s and 1970s Britain. Jon's collection of action figures, games, comics and other paraphernalia, starring pop culture heroes and heroines of the African diaspora, represent some of the positive black role models he (and many of us, around the world) grew up with.
Who are your role models?
That's always been a tricky question for me to answer. When younger, most of my peers were picking celebrities. Sure there were several whose work I admired but they were so removed from my reality that I could not quite make that connection. In them I saw nothing of myself and nothing influential that I could really draw on.