The COVID-19 pandemic has given many creatives with the opportunity to hone their respective crafts. Johnny Malepa, a brand strategist, and Tumisang Sithole, a graphic designer, teamed up to do the former while supplying the latter, joining in on the social media festivities that have been keeping all of us sane during these trying times.
The pair teamed up to rework African musicians’ popular album covers and repurposed them to spread motivational messages for precautionary measures to take during this pandemic.
The works included the cover for AKA’s ‘Sweet Fire‘ single, the cover for Kwesta’s Wale-featuring single ‘Spirit’, and the cover for DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small’s ‘Scorpion Kings EP, amongst others. It turns out that the original covers were designed by them as well, which is interesting to know since these are some of the most iconic artworks in South African.
We know it may be frustrating to hear at this point, especially after the announcement of the lockdown’s extension, but we wish to relay their sentiments. Stay at home guys.