03 Nov Essie Letterpress Share Their Artist’s Almanac for 2016
Ben and Vanessa Grib run their design and print studio Essie Letterpress from an old shed on a beautiful farm in the Piekenierskloof Mountains near Citrusdal. Each year, they rally 13 South African artists, illustrators and designers to jointly compile a calendar for the months to come. The 2016 edition is now complete and forms a diverse showcase of established and up-and-coming talent from around the country.
Given only one guideline – to interpret the month allocated to them in their signature style – the 2016 contributors are Ninjabreadboy, Russell Abrahams, Andrew Footit, Karabo Poppy Moletsane, Megan Bird, Si Maclennan, Quintin Weyer, Annika de Korte, Jesse Breytenbach, Rudi de Wet, South and Frane Els. Am I Collective did the cover artwork. Each design is letterpressed on thick cotten rich paper and they’re all held together with a small wooden stand. Take a peek below, and purchase an almanac online here.