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.
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."
“The Harlem Stories Project was formed to allow Harlem’s youth to create original theatre based on the stories of the neighborhood. Through the process of developing and performing said original theatre, The Harlem Stories Project will enable the young men and women of THSP to cultivate their leadership skills, promote and participate in local activism for the betterment of Harlem, and build a pathway to higher education so that college becomes a reality.
The branding system we have created is born out of Harlem itself. Inspired by Harlem’s street grid, the vibrancy of its murals and its theater marquees, the brand embodies the energy and dynamism of the neighborhood. The staggered, stenciled typography embodies confident urgency and youthful urbanity. The interplay of three colors suggests the collaborative nature of an organization servicing a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic population.”
Designed by Hyperakt Design Group
We Are Congo is a series of portraits shot by photographer Rankin, all proceeds went towards Oxfam in Congo. Supported by an exhibition & launch at the National Theatre London.
"The images focus on the love and solidarity found in the midst of one of the worlds worst conflict zones. There are images and stories exploring romantic love, love lost, mother’s love and the kindness of strangers, as well as photos taken by Congolese villages with Rankin’s guidance, providing an extraordinary insight into their everyday life."
“Beme helps to reduce the stigma around mental wellbeing by providing a positive space and practical tools for dealing with emotional and psychological difficulties. Our inclusive identity reflects their positive approach, and thoughtfully lends itself to open and honest communication.” Designed by Buddy.
Mandela Poster Project
The Markers behind this poster are Fred P & Craig K. MARK is a creative collective based in South Africa. The creative duo specialise in branding, packaging, art direction and illustration. MARK, amongst other designers and artists were invited to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela by creating a poster. View images from project event here.
“We had such fun doing the Free Man poster, while working on it we also thought of its opposite.”