Pen & Ink | DiRTY COLLECTiVE limited edition artist series


DiRTY COLLECTiVE is an online concept store representing and selling the wares of local clothing brands, artists and designers. Pen & Ink is their own project and is a limited edition artist series focussing on the raw aspects of illustration: hand-generated and paying homage to imagination.


DiRTY COLLECTiVE decided on ‘Locals Only’ as the first theme and hand-picked five of SA’s top young artists to answer the brief. They are:


– Cape Town based illustrator and street artist, Ninjabreadboy.

– Durban based illustrator and artist, Skullboy.

– Cape Town based illustrator and artist, Bruce Mackay.

– Cape Town based tattoo artist representing Sins of Style tattoo parlour, Lee Herbert.

– Jozi based illustrator and graffiti artist, R!OT.


The artists were asked to illustrate on an A3 page which was then scanned in at a high resolution and silk screened at the exact size that it was drawn. Each of the artists’ illustrations are limited to 30 T-shirts and are exclusively available through the DiRTY COLLECTiVE online store.


In this video by IfNotWhyNot Media we hear from three of the artists involved – Ninjabreadboy, Bruce Mackay and Skullboy – and get a behind the scenes look at the making of the limited edition T-shirts.




Video director/editor (IfNotWhyNot Media) – Gary Kaatze

The DiRTY COLLECTiVE production team – Chad Hudson, Alex Etchells


Between 10and5 SPECIAL OFFER:


These limited edition tees usually go for R300 each but until the 10th of May 2013 10and5 readers only have to pay R200 (this includes free delivery to your door country-wide)!


To get your R100 10and5 reader discount you must use the coupon code “10and5” upon check out. Stocks are limited so get going!


Shop the collection here.



Bruce Mackay

Bruce Mackay #2 copy

Lee Herbert

Lee Herbert

Lee Herbert #2 copy



SkullBoy #2 copy



Riot #2 copy



NinjaBreadBoy #2 copy

Between 10 and 5