30 May Oh Wow! – A Public Art Exhibit, Illustrated Crest Designs and a Mural for Cape Town’s First Art Bar.
We’ve got a lot to show you in this week’s Oh Wow! including a wonderful update to Catherine Green’s ongoing illustration project, a mural by Marna Hattingh for Erdmann Contemporary’s Blah Blah bar, some lovely products handmade in Cape Town and the launch of ART54’s public art displays.
ONE – For project 3 of her 12×30 project (which we chatted to her about in this interview), Catherine Green illustrated crest designs for real and fictional characters. Follow the full project on Instagram.
TWO – Erdmann Contemporary has relocated its fine art division (the photography arm remains at the original premises) from the small venue on Shortmarket Street to a double storey Victorian building on Kloof Street. The downstairs part of the house has been converted into Cape Town’s very first art bar, the Blah Blah bar, which is intended to function as a base bringing together like-minded imaginative types to converse and connect.
Featured here is a mural by Marna Hattingh for the Blah Blah bar.
FOUR – Mark Magazine is a newspaper style publication started by Herman Manson of Marklives, intended to serve as an authoritative voice on marketing and advertising in Africa. In the first issue designed by Machine Agency, the typographic direction took inspiration from African graphic language like geometric patterning, irregular hand drawnletters and spaza shop signage.
FIVE – Let’s Go!, an artwork by Essie Letterpress.
TEN – The Kickstarter campaign for Twenty Journey has gone live, and one of the rewards for backers is this A4 Booklet designed by Hanno van Zyl. The 60 page booklet will consit of photographs, journal entries and other “weird and wonderful paraphernalia” that Sipho Mpongo, Wikus de Wet and Sean Metelerkamp discover on their trip across South Africa.