From ‘Charvet’ by Kenyan graphic artist, Kevin Karanja to ‘Colonial Bastard Rhodes’ typeface by award-winning graphic designer, Osmond Tshuma, we take a look at five typefaces designed by artists of the African continent.
This is a typographic/lettering project Keith initiated as part of “Inktober”. Inspired by his love for Horror movies, vintage poster design, vintage poster design, film noir, retro VHS styled graphics and old Stephen King paperback cover designs.
We asked five of our favourite designers to illustrate the book cover to their imaginative autobiography. See what they came up with.
Eight archival artworks spotlight the talent of Johnny Kotze – illustrator, designer and founder of creative studio The Motel.
Ben Johnston keeps his hand-drawn and typographic illustrations fresh by constantly exploring new styles, projects and collaborations.
Dani Loureiro combines her love for drawing and literature into beautiful, tangible works of art.
Chris Saunders teamed up with the Ribane siblings on a beautiful shoot, Birthday Girl covered a Grizzly Bear song and Jumping Back Slash has a new EP out plus we take a peek inside the new issue of iJusi mag.
Andrew Footit is a self-taught graphic designer from Johannesburg specialising in branding, custom lettering and creating custom typefaces – his latest being Roper, a western styled display font.
Osmond Tshuma lets us know why the Mexico 68 typeface, designed by Lance Wyman for the Olympic Games, is as fresh today as it was 47 years ago.
A fascinating look at his design evolution, Garth Walker’s archives take us all the way back from an early Mac project done in 1989 to the present.
In the first Oh Wow! of March we have an online music exchange between Paris and Soweto, a revisitation of SA Menswear Week and some pretty fantastic type.
Durban-based graphic designer Alexander Bielovich is a creative dedicated to craft above all else.
Self-proclaimed work-a-holic in it for the love of lettering, Keith Vlahakis talks earning your typographic stripes, learning from heroes and pop saturation.
For his series The Rap Lyricists Posters, Mark Modimola combined his love of music and history to design lyrical hip-hop typographic posters.
BTW Type is the newly launched type foundry of Jaco Burger, whose aim is to design typefaces that are graphically rich, characterful and versatile.