Designer David Tshabalala Announces The Launch Of His Merchandise In Partnership With KFC. South African designer David Tshabalala took to Twitter to announce the launch of his merchandise in partnership with KFC.
The post read, “Goodmorning, Reds The launch of my @KFCSA merch at Kentucky Town was so amazing. Check it out at The Zone in Rosebank, along with the tees by the winners of my Streetwise Culture Crew #StreetwiseCultureCrew #KentuckyTown” This collaboration and partnership with KFC is great for Tshabalala and his brand as KFC is a big corporation that has a lot of influence and brand value, therefore it is very beneficial for a young designer to associate themselves with the company.
This will make people keen to actually check out the merchandise. KFC will be benefiting in that it will be receiving new and innovative ideas of how to do certain things from young and passionate entrepreneurs. Both brands will make sure that the partnership is a success as they seek to make their collaboration a solid and a lucrative one.
David Tshabalala is a Joburg based graphic designer and illustrator reporting and commenting on current affairs through his illustrations. The work of David is purely based on life as it happens, in this case, it is safe to say that art imitates life. In 2018 Tshabalala was chosen as one of Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans. He was also a nominee in the Best Young Gun Category for The Bookmark Awards on behalf of SoulProviders in 2014. In 2013 Tshabalala was chosen as one of 40 Emerging Creatives at Design Indaba and was a finalist on Creative Union.
KFC is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky that specialises in fried chicken. It is the world’s second-largest restaurant chain after McDonald’s, with 22,621 locations globally in 150 countries as of December 2019. KFC is one of the highest brands in the world and for Tshabalala to successfully partner with it and create this merchandise shows his dedication towards achieving his dreams.