Sunday, December 12, 2010

kingston scribblings



I went through the notebook I kept on my trip to London in October and found these drawings that I had completely forgotten about - I did these while we were all sitting down after lunch at the university and used the Faber-Castell PITT artist brush pen that I had just bought. They are not the best drawings, but I think there is something interesting, or maybe just funny about them!

Vuyani is in my class in Cape Town and Maresa and I shared a room during our stay.

finnish fashion

Since starting out with this blog, it's never been my plan to simply refer to other people doing cool things and then forget about posting any of my own work, but when I came across this while researching different styles of composite photography for a project we were briefed for at Kingston, I had to make an exception! And anyway, I always like to see what other designers get inspired by, so maybe you will also find this interesting... These photographs are from the various lookbooks on the website of Finnish fashion label, GILLES ET DADA.

I love the mix of photography and graphic design throughout their campaigns.
They actually have a pretty cool site and philosophy behind their work, so their website is well worth the look.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Playing with pencil crayon

I can't remember the last time I did an illustration with pencil crayon, must have been sometime in junior school!  So last night I decided to give it a go and I think it went quite well! I really love working in different shades of just one colour and pencil crayon is a great medium for that. 

using the watercolour pencil crayon, i made a kind of collage drawing in my sketchbook

A detail shot of some washes made by mixing the pencil shavings with water

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

another one

Just look at this awesome flyer - it just makes me wish there was a swing dancing class near me, then I would definitely join - and I usually never dance, maybe because I'm really bad, but I would try!

This is another one that I brought home from Brick Lane.

london find

When I was in London we all went to the Design Museum and one of the things i picked up at their shop was this awesome little set of photo hangers - so cute and clever!

 And I bought a 3D drawing pad!

 and a set of origami sticky notes - 
each page has instructions for a different origami object


Look at this cool present I got! It's called a Mugo and is made and sold by Industrial Design students from CPUT. Looks like a disposable, but is actually a really well-made ceramic mug. And it comes in great packaging too! 

"The ceramic mug is double walled with a standard capacity of 250ml. The ergonomic lip is comfortable and ensures safe sipping. With love and care this mug will last you a life time." says the tubular cardboard packaging. 

If you also want one, email

I'm going to make my first coffee in it right now!