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Emerging creatives – a Q&A with talented design student Chené Schoeman
Design, Digital Art, Illustration, Interviews

Emerging creatives – a Q&A with talented design student Chené Schoeman

Chené Schoeman, currently studying Communication Design at Rhodes, shared with us where she’s at and where she’s headed… You’re an Honours student and already building up your portfolio. Are you branching out into commercial work? As I am in the final year of my degree, our workload is greater now […]

Etan Comics Publishes First Ethiopian Superhero Comic
Comics, Digital, Digital Art, Entertainment, Illustration, Location, News, Publishing, Writing

Etan Comics Publishes First Ethiopian Superhero Comic

The first Ethiopian Superhero character was written and created by Beserat Debebe, and in a world dominated by the superhero, the release could not be more timely. The story follows Amanuel Tilahun’s journey as a college graduate who suddenly gains extraordinary powers. Tilahun acts as relatable and aspiration element as he is […]

Gert Rautenbach Purveys Emotion Through Pencil Sketches
Art, Cape Town, Design, Illustration, Other, Something Else, Writing

Gert Rautenbach Purveys Emotion Through Pencil Sketches

Gert Rautenbach is an Afrikaans blogger and artist who has taken a foray into pencil art. His concept is simple – he creates simple pencil sketches of everyday objects and experiences. This Cape Town-based artist’s simplistic sketches purvey an unimposing emotional experience. Through the minor colouring combined with simple line sketches, […]

Karabo ‘Poppy’ Moletsane on taking the iconic African aesthetic to the world
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Karabo ‘Poppy’ Moletsane on taking the iconic African aesthetic to the world

Illustrator, graphic designer and street artist Karabo Poppy Moletsane says she is committed to preserving the African aesthetic. Most of her work is representative and inspired by everyday South African culture. The artist says her inspiration mostly comes from casually walking through any Central Business District (CBD) and soaking in […]

How Neil Buchner is disrupting society’s rigid gender roles through illustrations
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How Neil Buchner is disrupting society’s rigid gender roles through illustrations

Freelance illustrator, singer and guitarist Neil Buchner’s illustrations are telling of his scrutiny and unorthodox take on society’s rigid gender roles. The Stellenbosch-based member of the band Pxls says he wants to turn the status quo of gender on its head and draws inspiration from movements such as Dada, Surrealism and Feminism. […]