The best art is political and you ought to be able to make it unquestionably political and irrevocably beautiful at the same time. — Toni Morrison
Sep 13, 2014 / 3 notes

Creative of the week:

Tsepo Makate

Sep 11, 2014 / 8 notes

Rest in peace, Stephen Bantu Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977)

(Credits are in the captions)

Sep 6, 2014 / 11 notes

7SUNS is a band based in London. They describe their music as a blend of Afro, Latin, Carribean, Funk, Jazz & Rock. Give them a listen here

E.P. artwork designed by Londoner and Brothers of Stripe (BOTS) member, Sam Peet

Dresden Soul Weekender 2014 poster designed by Karo Rigaud
To follow Karo’s illustration journey, check out her blog in the link below:
Sep 1, 2014 / 1 note

Dresden Soul Weekender 2014 poster designed by Karo Rigaud

To follow Karo’s illustration journey, check out her blog in the link below:

Aug 27, 2014 / 5 notes

Using whatever he has at his disposal, artist Howard Barry has been visually chronicling the events taking place in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown (August 9, 2014)

View more artwork from this project here and follow Howard on tumblr.

Aug 25, 2014 / 30 notes

Rigour Studio is currently working on an ongoing series of illustrated typography that references classic hip hop lyrics which will eventually form a series of prints. 

Rigour Studio was featured in Complex Magazine earlier this year for a customised skateboard deck designed in celebration of Wu-Tang Clan’s 20th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. Check out the article (x)

Follow Rigour Studio on Instagram for the next installments in the series.

Aug 20, 2014 / 22 notes

Join Cheyenne today for the Sugarbones store launch. Her work is inspired by girl power, eroticism, pop culture and all things cute. Her illustrations send a clear message against harassment and promotes consent. Stickers, patches and buttons are on sale.

Aug 17, 2014 / 3 notes

Natasha Viljoen has featured on the blog a few times for the promotional posters she designs for a monthly music event in Cape Town, South Africa called Natural Selection. Click [x] and [x] to view previous posts. The latest of the poster series features Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and James Brown. 

Natasha combines an artists image with a collage of ‘natural selection’. Her handmade process is completed with a digital finish. 

At the beginning of the year, Natasha was selected an as Emerging Creative for Design Indaba Expo 2014

Aug 12, 2014 / 14 notes

Lost is a poster series created by Bettina Tan. The posters depict the intangible items we believe we lose i.e. our mojo, temper, dignity. (You can view all posters in the series here.) 

Bettina explains the process: "The text in every poster (bad grammar and spelling inclusive) comes from listings posted on classified advertisement sites including Gumtree and Craigslist. Some are humourous, some strange and some downright disturbing. Lost explores delight through humour and wit."

Aug 11, 2014 / 3 notes

Visit Mozambique

Dana Goldberg

Last month, National Geographic published author Verlyn Klinkenborg’s article ‘An Appreciation of the Magical Waters of Mozambique