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NG Kerk: The Series A collection bears evidence of Hugo and Taplin’s many influences, from the Bauhaus to the 1970s-style churches that Hugo grew up going to. (NG Kerk stands for Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk, which is Afrikaans for Dutch Reformed Church.) “For me, these buildings, with their straight lines and aggressive sharp shapes, were attempting to communicate modernist ideas about authority and progress,” says Hugo. “But I suppose they could also be seen as a symbol of South Africa’s apartheid past, which is definitely not inspirational to me.”