Be Awarded For Being Awesome!

Jessica Hische is just about the most amazingly awesome person ever. She is a fantastically talented letterer and illustrator who, for any striving creative, is just beyond inspirational. Have a look at some of her work here. She was also recently a guest speaker at this year’s Design Indaba in Cape Town. Well, in keeping with her fun-loving spirit, she has created a website for creatives to award themselves for their awesomeness! How terrific! She explains: Are you a creative person that constantly submits to competitions but never gets in?... Read The Rest →

New Nelson Mandela Banknotes

The new Nelson Mandela banknotes are here! And they are truly beautiful. Designed and illustrated by Cape Town based agency Am I Collective, each note represents a pivotal moment in Nelson Mandela’s political career. They created this TVC in collaboration with Jupiter Drawing Room to introduce the newly designed notes to the public. Can’t wait until I can hold my very own fresh, crisp Mandela notes gracefully distributed from the ATM.   Share → Tweet

#004 | 100 Poster Project

“Die son trek water” (the sun draws water) means that it’s getting late. I’m not sure where it comes from, but I must say I like it. I’m not sure why. This isn’t the kind of thing you say when you’ve spent 12 hours at work, it’s already dark and you have to sit in traffic, itching to get home. It’s more like when, at the end of a long, wonderful day in the bush and you can sit and savour every minute of the sunset. More to follow soon!... Read The Rest →

Fracking – A Visual Explanation

Much has been said about the issue of fracking, both on an international scale and closer to home in South Africa, specifically the Karoo. Government has decided to lift the moratorium against exploring shale gas reserves in the Karoo and will be conducting exploratory drilling. (Read more here.) Regarding the benefits and dangers of fracking, after much debate between government and concerned environmentalist, the jury is still out. Many believe that will soaring oil prices it necessary to seek viable alternatives, and consider fracking an effective solution that will also provide large scale... Read The Rest →

#002 | 100 Poster Project

The second poster in this mad project of mine. But I am starting to enjoy it more and more. This Afrikaans idiom “My hande is afgekap”  directly translated means that your hands are chopped off…gulp. But the less grizzly meaning is that you are powerless. More to follow! Share → Tweet

Hunger Games Printable Poster

Okay, I’m officially Hunger Games obsessed. I’m am halfway through the second book, Catching Fire and the suspense in our household is intense. To make matters worse we are also moving house at the end of the month, which really doesn’t help. But when we were thinking of prints we could frame for all the empty walls in the new place, I knew I had to get a tribute to the girl on fire in there somewhere. In case you are as devoted to Katnis Everdeen as I am, download a... Read The Rest →

The 100 Poster Project

One day I casually decided that I’ll turn 100 idioms into poster designs. You know, as one does. (Admittedly it did sound much easier in theory than it is in practice) But then I stumbled on an awesome project where designer Nicole Meyer is Branding 10,000 Lakes. Talk about daunting. She writes that by doing one logo every day, it should only take, oh roughly 27 years! I love the clean and contemporary style of her work and am truly in awe of this kind of ambitious undertaking. Luckily this... Read The Rest →

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