Oh Wow! – Imaginary Travels, Peculiar Photographs and Going Back to the Future.

Today we’re looking at a couple of odd and wonderful photographs, dreaming about imaginary travel destinations and going back to the future (and everywhere inbetween) with some fascinating illustrations.

 

ONE – Johno Mellish launched a new site and along with it, revealed some fantastic new images.

 

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TWO – Imaginary Travels, a dreamy 2015 calendar illustrated by Kirsten Sims for Anthropologie.

 

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Imaginary Travels - Kirsten Sims (1)

Imaginary Travels - Kirsten Sims (3)

Imaginary Travels - Kirsten Sims (4)

Imaginary Travels - Kirsten Sims (5)

 

THREE – Promo images for Hannah Collection, a womens-wear label produced in Cape Town by designer Hannah Lavery. She has just launched an online store and is having a “waiting for summer” winter sale!

 

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FOUR – Deterministic Chaos Drawings by Neil le Roux, spotted at the FNB Joburg Art Fair.

 

Deterministic Chaos Drawing #031 (Eurasia) by Neil le Roux

Deterministic Chaos Drawing #039 (Reccuring Ritual) by Neil le Roux

Deterministic Chaos Drawing #032 (Aporue) by Neil le Roux

Deterministic Chaos Drawing #008 by Neil le Roux

Deterministic Chaos Drawing #042 (Sunflower Series 3 of 4) by Neil le Roux

 

FIVE – Extracts from Skop, the first of ten books in the Wake up, this is Joburg series. “Writer and urban planner Tanya Zack and photographer Mark Lewis present a startling story of entrepreneurship and survival in the city. Their text and images take us to uitval grond and to a condemned building, where a thriving commercial network has its start before branching out to various corners of Johannesburg.

 

The butchers and traders and entrepreneurs who have made this business uniquely theirs, speak of the hardships of their work in the meat trade and the occasional rewards of making it on their own. It’s a story not just about an interesting and tough line of work, but about business and how to get things done, how to operate below the radar and, against fairly tough odds, how to make things work. More or less.”

 

Read more about the Wake up, this is Joburg series.

 

Skop - Wake Up, This is Joburg (1)

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Skop - Wake Up, This is Joburg (4)

Skop - Wake Up, This is Joburg (2)

Skop - Wake Up, This is Joburg (5)

 

SIX – Taking a cue from the landmark styles of the Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu and Venda, Essie Letterpress deconstructed them into a simple non-repeat pattern for a set of cards inspired by Africa.

 

Africana Cards by Essie Letterpress (5)

Africana Cards by Essie Letterpress (1)

Africana Cards by Essie Letterpress (4)

Africana Cards by Essie Letterpress (2)

Africana Cards by Essie Letterpress (3)

 

SEVEN  – Some recent photographs from Out the Office, a tumblr documenting Patrick John and Chloe O’Doherty’s  journey through the USA in a 1995 Chevy campervan dubbed ‘Dora’.

 

Read an interview with Chloe and Patrick.

 

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Out the Office (1)

Out the Office (5)

 

EIGHT – A few doodles we saw and liked at this year’s Night of 1000 Drawings – Cape Town.

 

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Night of 1000 Drawings (1)

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NINEMeryl Booth for the Back to the Future group exhibition at Wolves.

 

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Meryl Booth (1)

 

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