Monday, September 19, 2011

home is where the coffee is

A little bit of what I've been up to lately... This is the cover of a proposal document and the accompanying mood board that my friend, Lisa Nelson and I submitted for the NoKak Eco Design Competition.

The brief required us to come up with anything that is sustainable and environmentally friendly - could be a product or a campaign or anything really!

So we came up with a campaign to discourage the use of polystyrene cups in our college's cafeterias, by encouraging the use of reusable, ceramic mugs and highlighting the dangers of polystyrene as a food container. Polystyrene really is a terrible material, it is incredibly harmful to the environment and after doing some research, we were shocked that it is still so widely used in the food industry.

UPDATE: We made it through to the finals! This is rather nice news, because it means that our work will be part of a traveling exhibition, that will be in South Africa and Sweden. We also have a chance to win a (three-week, i think) trip to Sweden next year! So a lot of hard work lies ahead of us, but lets hold thumbs that we make it!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dear Rae

this one is my "favourite-favourite"

... but these ones are also lovely

I have been admiring these pieces by Dear Rae for a little while now, and then I saw a post on Lucky Pony where if you are lucky, then you can win a heart ring ! 

I'm holding thumbs (and ring fingers)

Ps. Steve, if you happen to see this, well.... wink wink ;)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

wet spring day

It's the first day of spring and most people in Cape Town have been complaining, I'm doing a little dance, because I love the rain! If I could I would probably move to a permanently-wintery country...

a little experiment


Here is another illustration that just finished. I guess you could call it a self portrait. Kind of.
I made the original sketch for it months ago and until now it had just been taped to my wall, sitting in the "future projects" bank - I'm sure lots of people have "future projects" or "things in the pipeline" or as the other list on my noticeboard says, "personal creative projects"...

This is something that tends to happen a lot while you're studying (or at least it happens to me a lot), you're always so busy with college briefs and assignments that you don't really have much time or energy to do carry through your own, personal projects.

This weekend was the first in a long time that I had no homework. Nothing due in. Or at least nothing immediate... So I jumped at the chance to do something with this sketch.

A pretty literal take on how I feel a lot of the time. Drained.

Okay okay, enough rambling!

Here is one of the original, 'planning' sketches.