Bad Paper, founded in 2016, creates a space for artists where their work can reach its full potential through publications or specific editions. Founders, Ben Johnson (book/graphic designer) and Rodan Kane Hart (visual artist), created Bad Paper to provide an alternative to the gallery system by using multiples as a form […]
Person: Ben Johnson
The first time we featured Ben Johnson on the site was way back in 2011. We catch up with this Cape Town designer to find out more about his recent work.
In today’s Oh Wow! we’ve rounded up some gooey, colourful event posters, a photo story on Joburg’s creative hairstyles and a 3D lettering experiment using paint strokes.
Today we’re looking at two utterly adorable elderly women, a fun little animation, colourful screenprints and some photographs that use the traditional still life as a springboard for exploring new territory. ONE – We know it’s old, but Trudy and Sylvia are so delightful we just had to share […]
As long-time admirers of L’MAD’s artist collaborations, you can imagine our delight when we discovered their latest collection courtesy of graphic designer, director and photographer Ben Johnson. Underpinned by an original approach to African iconography, Ben’s distinctly recognisable language of lo-fi MS Paint effects, inventive layering and sublime […]
In Oh Wow! this week we’re looking at a summery shoot on the coast of Cape Town, a brand new bagel bar with a brilliant corporate identity and shop-fittings, and an ongoing project to fold a different origami figure each day. ONE – For their Spring 14 Collection, Zulu […]
With the tropics in mind, we selected our favourite works for Part 2 of our 2013 Highlights resulting in a list of felt bananas, bold patterned fashion, and a quick stop passed the 80s.
If any combination of all-black ensembles, lilos, lawnmowers, golf and monogrammed dressing gowns appeals to you, you’re going to love this. Last week Friday the much anticipated music video for Beatenberg’s Chelsea Blakemore was released, and it’s a good one!
This short fashion film is a collaboration between local creative Ben Johnson, Crazy Whites Bitches and Christian Tiger School.