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Limited edition illustrated T-shirt brand Mingo Lamberti has just released their December 2013 range inspired by Myths and Legends....

A collective of Cape Town designers are sending their goods to the big city for a 2 month pop-up shop....

Adam Hill, a Cape Town based illustrator with a penchant for designing slick gig posters, is the second in our December series 'Wishlist'....

Pearly Yon in collaboration with Mingo Lamberti produced a range of scatter cushions inspired by antique tea cups. The idea for this project was inspired after a visit to an infamous china shop in Kalk Bay called "Whatnot & China". ...

Mingo Lamberti - Good vs Evil The latest range from Mingo Lamberti with designs by One Horse Town, Brad Hodgskiss, Kronk and Byron Meiring to the theme of Good vs Evil.

Hurrah for a new range from Mingo Lamberti! Sci Fi is a journey at warp speed through the black hole to the worlds that exist between infinity and beyond. Inspired by space but designed on earth, the force is strong in this range. There are only 200 of...

Umbro SA asked two top local designers to create a crest that represents South African football culture.  TwoShoes Graphic Design and Mingo Lamberti’s Brad Hodgkiss have been soaking up the country’s vibe during the World Cup to capture the essence and impact football has on our nation and our cultures.  These expressions have been produced as a limited edition collection that was exhibited alongside Umbro World Champions Collection this week at Neighbourhood in Long Street. Umbro also put the brief out as a competition to designers at Vega in Cape Town and the Red & Yellow School of Logic & Magic.  Two Shoes and Brad Hodgkiss selected the winning design submitted by Lauren Smith and Nikita da Silva of Red & Yellow, which has seen their designs being produced in this limited range as well.   Umbro asked them to a select a charity to which all profits from the South African range will be donated, and to keep it in the spirit of football the girls chose Oasis Place (http://www.charitysa.co.za/oasisplace.html). The South African designers were not short of inspiration being in the thick of the World Cup celebrations and this is clearly portrayed in their final designs, which capture some of the energy the nation has been experiencing as hosts to this tournament. TwoShoes Design: “Our emblem represents soccer as a uniting force for our nation.  Mzantsi United:  A statement and the peoples soccer club. 11 stars are for each player on the team and the 11 official languages of our country – 11 languages for a diverse nation”. Mingo Lamberti’s Brad Hodgkiss:  “I wanted the design to have a traditional crest shape and then add items to it that changed its overall feeling. For example, I took inspiration from the makaraba's and how they have circular shaped in their designs with little pictures inside. I also used shapes and line-work that is found in the African cultures to give it a vibrant African feel. My inspiration was the feeling of being at a soccer game. I wanted to create a feeling that the crest was vibrant, full with movement and colour.” Lauren Smith and Nikita da Silva, Red & Yellow School of Logic and Magic: “We drew inspiration from other SA artists, urban hair salons with their hand drawn stylized advertising, shweshwe fabrics that are traditional patterned African fabrics and stitching designs.   We chose to simplify our crest to make it more iconic.  It has a rural feel and the colours are natural and traditional.  We also used a typeface which looks hand drawn to carry through a traditional authentic feel”.  Abafana bam ba dlala kahle translated means “My boys are playing well” which elders of a community would commonly be heard saying in appreciation for the younger players. Check out the Umbro site here. More details and images of the event when you click through.

The Mingo Lamberti site is live! Go to www.mingolamberti.com to have a look at all their past ranges and what collaborations they've been involved in recently....

Mingo Lamberi has a new website and logo - a clean line illustration piece designed by Simone Rayner Mingo Lamberti's new logo is inspired by a ring that Mingo Lamberti was given over 70 years ago by his wife, my grandmother. Although we took a bit...

Have a look at this new event by 1st Draft. Should be interesting. Go check it out this Thursday at 18:00 at Vida in Kloof. There will also be a Mingo Lamberti, Muti, 2Bop, Hello Again and Citizen Band T-Shirt sale on through out the...

CHOP SUEY shirt by Mingo Lamberti for Made in China range Mingo Lamberti always has some fresh design. We're digging the new range of Made in China shirts. Brad was kind enough to send us some images through. This range was produced in conjunction with biblioteq, Designtimes and vida e caffe He says:
This t-shirt is 100% not made in china. It is however inspired by china’s overflowing rice bowls, snapping chopsticks and kitsch knock-offs. It is also one of the four winning designs chosen for our 7th range. Not for all the tea in china would we mass produce these designs. They are all limited edition, 1 of only 200, so you can love them long time.

Check out the launch for Mingo Lamberti's 7th range of shirts titled Made in China. It's on tonight, so swing past if you get the chance....

Be sure to check out the Mingo Lamberti Made in China Launch in association with Biblioteq, Design Times and Vida on the 3rd of December....

Mingo Lamberti - Death RangeMingo Lamberti has some fresh new shirts out - check out the rest of the range
This is Mingo Lamberti’s 6th range of limited edition t-shirts. At the heart of the brand is a love for original design and illustration. Mingo Lamberti works with various designers in creating ranges that appeal to the t-shirt collector. Keeping the branding to a minimum allows for more design to catch your attention and takes the brand from the commercial world and onto the gallery walls. Only 200 of each design are ever made and once they are sold out, they are really sold out.
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