Musonda Kabwe aka Müs, is an illustrator and designer, born in Zambia and raised in Johannesburg. He blends the two worlds of traditional and digital approaches toward art-making. Müs has a beautiful way of communicating powerful messages through illustrations – which is probably why industry professionals so often turn to him.
He recently illustrated the cover for ‘What it takes’, a Creative Nestlings-backed book that celebrates African creatives, and provides advice and lessons learned, to Africans trying to get into the creative industry.
Some of Müs’s credentials include working with Motherland Coffee Company, Sunday Times, Telkom, MTN and FNB. He recently illustrated for What it takes, a Creative Nestlings-backed book that celebrates African creatives, and provides advice and lessons learned, to Africans trying to get into the art industry.
Müs specialises in iconography, vector and bitmap illustration, and has also spent some time working in the branding field as a graphic designer before going into illustration full time. He was part of Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives in 2015, and has since grown as an artist and matured into the ways he intelligently tells stories through design. Besides his work in illustration, he’s part of BCKRDS, a design collective with an emphasis on streetwear and is currently customising 72 denim jackets for an exhibition called Common Grounds where the people wearing the jackets are the artworks.