Nina Torr is one of my all time, most favourite South African artists. I own a couple of her pieces and a few weeks ago I got to add to my collection. Nina had a solo exhibition called Again and Again, which consisted of a series of gouache paintings which came together to form a large cyclorama around the gallery – I have never seen a show like that before, it was so amazing.
The other day a lovely young lass by the name of Maria Magdalena sent myself and NJ a little parcel in the mail. Inside it was a beautiful limited edition print called ‘Alice’ from her Wander Collection. She drew it to represent the unconditional and overwhelmingly instant love that she felt for her baby niece that was born on 14 September 2014 – I think I can relate to that feeling.
Nina has a whole bunny collection going in her room, so this print fits right in perfectly and I couldn’t be more pleased with it, it’s whimsical and detailed and so pretty and it makes for such a nice piece in her room.
The Super Neat Exhibition by Paper Snap started at Wolves last week Friday and it got such an awesome response. All the prints are super nice and so affordable, so I thought I would post some pictures up of the work in case some of you want to order some online. The show only comes down in the middle of Jan BUT the guys who designed the stuff are printing orders as they come in, so that if you want to buy any as Christmas presents, you’ll be able to collect them before Wolves closes for the holidays (±14th of Dec). Yes!
The quirky duo from Paper Jet Design are putting on a exhibition called Super Neat at Wolves Cafe starting tonight. They’re going to have all sorts of wonderful and fun original silkscreen prints available and a awesome limited edition zines. They’re also going to be live printing stuff on the night, so come stock up on out of the ordinary, rad Christmas gifts, yes? Yes.
Show starts at 6pm tonight and will run till mid-Jan, but you will be able to pick up your purchases before Wolves closes for the festive season (±14th Dec)…See you later
A little while back I saw some of Dani Loureiro’s amazing laser cut typographic work on Instagram and at an art fair in Joburg and I was blown away by it. And so this year for mine and Shane’s 6th year wedding anniversary, I decided to commission this local designer to make me a wooden typography piece as a gift for Shane. I came up with a saying ‘forever now then & always’ (these words hold special meaning to us both), she then laid it out in a font that she hand designed and then had it laser cut into the very awesome and intricate piece of art below. It came out amazingly, just like I imagined it would and I was so damn excited to give it to Shane, because he absolutely loves beautifully thought out and executed typography.
Do Not Open is the personal project of Erik Marinovich, a letterer and designer based in San Francisco. He designs and hand draws these beautiful envelopes and then carefully packages them and sends them off to their owners. Imagine getting this envelope in your mailbox. Wow. If you have $250 lying around then one of these amazings could be yours. Yes please.