words, letters and alphabets

November 17, 2008

Hand-designed Typographical expressions.

Qopha umlando wakho...

Qopha umlando wakho...

Know who you are, where you as a people come from - it will be easier to see where you are going

Know who you are, where you as a people come from - it will be easier to see where you are going

eish…kodwa

November 17, 2008

What else can you say but...

What else can you say but..

before photoshop...

before photoshop...

When I was working on this little project, I encountered those mean little people we all have in our lives – of course, we never choose them but alas there are there: thunder-thieves
yep, and in true mzansi style, what else could I do except to say eish…

Monsters in your pysche

November 17, 2008

Beware of Jealousy

Beware of Jealousy

the green eyed monster

jealousy: the green eyed monster

ntombi nto!

November 17, 2008

front invite

Thandeka

back invite

Thandeka

Having seen the invite designed for Siphelele and Aphelele’s memulo, this beautiful young woman named Thandeka requested a similar design. To create the distinction between the two designs (both being ‘postcards’ on the back and for a similar event; I used an image of a young woman in action of traditional Zulu dance called ukusina. I worked more with brown colours and the image to create a more earthy feel, keeping in line with the Zulu attire, whereby it is only their beadwork that is bright and multi-coloured.

ngiyakuthanda

November 17, 2008

I love you

" I love you"

the story of us

November 17, 2008

Purple lover

uThando lwethu luyimbali that is forever blooming

Love gaze

Love gaze

love is beautiful let it grow

Love is beautiful; let it grow and sow seeds of happyness

love reign supreme!

November 17, 2008

Push uThando

Push uThando

let love live!

November 17, 2008

This design is part of another project that i’ve been working on, called Push uThando Movement. its exactly about that: endorsing love . I designed these pieces of love-expression and their final product is going to be a series of love-cards…

If you understand isiZulu: this piece is called mas’bambane.

Mas'bambane

Mas'bambane

sawubona series

November 17, 2008

Emzansi, people used to have the kind of mentality that it was rude & disrepectful to walk past someone and not greet. To greet in our culture, is to simply acknowledge someone as existing. In our most formal greeting structure, a traditional handshake always accompanies the verbal greeting.
As such, different and more informal, street and colloquialist forms of handshaking developed.

Sawubona series

Sawubona series

unjani?

Sawubona series: unjani?

ngiGrand!

Sawubona series: ngiGrand!

ziyasha. sure!

Sawubona series: ziyasha. sure!

uAphelele noSiphelele

November 17, 2008

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uMemulo kaSiphelele noAphelele: front invite

uMemulo kaSiphelele noAphelele

uMemulo kaSiphelele noAphelele: back invite

In Bantu tradition, there is a rite of passage called ukuMula that every young lady must pass.In modern times, this has become aligned with the 21st birthday and or the graduation celebrations of a young woman
The intention of umemulo is to officially mark the end of childhood and a begining of womanhood

This is an invite for a set of Swati twins on their day. The invite card was intended to be reminscent of a postcard, highlighting the twins own personal journey into womanhood.