Meet Leo Rheeders, a 23-year-old graphic designer from Potchefstroom. His idiosyncratic art has garnered him national acclaim and a spot on this year’s Young Creators’ Network top 15 list.
Having first come across the artist’s work through his spell billing digital works in 2016 – a project exploring longing and sadness – we instantly put him on our radar of artists to watch.
Ngwane entered this year’s competition because she wants to associate herself with a brand she describes as ‘authentic’. A brand that stands for something strong and uses its influence as an empowerment tool.
Born and raised in Cape Town, Ishaarah Arnold is a graphic designer and illustrator who has made a name for herself within the design space.
The pair teamed up to rework African musicians’ popular album covers and repurposed them to spread motivational messages.
Modise Sepeng is a Johannesburg-based multidisciplinary artist well-known for his Nubian art, African prints and portraits of African faces with an urban contemporary appeal.
While Cronje enjoys experimenting with a variety of mediums, most of her illustration work is rendered digitally.
The digital creator is a freelance illustrator and founder of 99perspective, a graphic design and illustration studio focusing on visual communication and multimedia.
Naude uses her creative platform to transform and shape society’s perspectives on LGBTQ+ issues and women’s rights.
Her illustrations are her way of expressing her creativity and escaping the advertising restrictions that force her to create work filled with ulterior motives.
Mpumelelo Bhengu is a Cape Town-based illustrator, graphic designer, and art director who is driven by his interest in cartoons, comic books, video games, and pop culture.
Cameroon Heinamann is a Cape Town-based freelance graphic designer, illustrator, and content creator who creates work that visually represents her thoughts, interests as well as the art culture.
Trend List founders commented on which trends they found particularly pertinent in the past year, and the ones that were believed should (maybe) also be left behind.
Remaining fairly mysterious to their audience, AKUA answered 10 questions to give us a better insight into their practice.
Marc draws inspiration from thrift streetwear, people, the vibrant colours of Tokyo as well as the science-fiction of certain Japanese animation.