Portraits from Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rafael Comino Matas, a Spanish artist, uses one of the most inspiring, unique ways to capture his experiences in Africa –  journaling in the form of a sketchbook. He captures powerful portraits of people that he meets along the journey. His striking mix of different materials such as watercolor, pencil, and pen create beautiful effects in his […]

Face to Face with Fonts

Reading Time: 2 minutes What if our fonts could reflect exactly what we feel? We use emojis to bring some emotion to the otherwise bland world of instant messaging but what if we could show what we feel by changing the font with the most expressive part of our bodies, our faces. Conceptual designer Renee Verhoeven’s Type Face, a […]

Cheeky Typographic Art

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lisa Maltby, a designer based in Sheffield, has been working in the creative industry for over 10 years. Understanding  she has received her fair share of criticism from both acquaintances and other creative professionals. Lisa states on her website: “It can be quite a challenge to push your work as a freelance creative when it is subject […]

Lourens, the Picture-Taker.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lourens Smit is a self-taught photographer from Pretoria. He carries his camera around his neck wherever he goes. Lourens has a keen interest in the spirit of the South African youth. There is a beautiful sincerity in the moments he captures. Check out more of this talented human’s work on Instagram. 

Roaming the American Wilderness

Reading Time: 4 minutes Willem Van Den Heever is an independent filmmaker, photographer and traveler from Pretoria, South Africa. He began his film-making career in 2011 while still in high school. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Film Arts in 2015 from The Open Window Institute of Film Arts in Centurion, Pretoria. His first film, Coffee (2013), gained international […]

Stacked

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malte Brandenburg is a self taught photographer from Berlin. He has a love for symmetry and simplicity. ‘Stacked’ is a series of photographs of post-war housing estates in Berlin. Initially these houses were built for middle class families but were over time replaced by poorer families. The buildings were built in a seemingly identical fashion […]

CreativeMornings: FAKA on Broken

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Introducing our June CreativeMornings speaker: FAKA – a local art duo working through performance art, as an archival project documenting the experiences of young black queer creatives locally. FAKA is a cultural movement established by best friends Thato Ramaisa and Buyani Duma (who go by the stage names Fela Gucci and Desire Marea). Thato describes himself as […]

Stop and illustrate the roses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brazilian artist, Marcelo Monreal creates a new meaning for the phrase “Flower Child” with his a completely new style of portraits.  Monreal manipulates faces and fills them out with flowers. The result is totally incredible and inspires us to stop and illustrate the roses. Monreal describes himself as a “Digital collage artist” but his works […]