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Bat Butt Zine

February 26, 2017

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My very talented friend Shaun Hill can draw like no one’s business! This kid is so talented that he makes me want to cry. You know those people who are able to just pick up a pen and draw anything you ask them to? Well, he is one of them which means I love him and hate him all at the same time. Jealousy will do that to you.

Shaun runs a site called Bat Butt Supermarket where you can buy all sorts of awesomely designed things from t-shirts to patches to zines and he has just brought out edition 4 of his Bat Butt zine which features over 90 artists from around the world, including amazing illustrators who are some of my all-time favourites like Nina Torr, Hannah Shone, Maaike Bakker, Amber Smith, Jackfox, Megan Bird-Steyn, Imile Wepener and Shaun himself, just to name a few. This zine also comes with a CD made up of 12 local bands, some stickers, a few foldout posters, a couple of matchbooks and not one, but two books that hold all the amazing drawings.

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Wilmari Botha

March 4, 2016

Wilmari-Botha

Wilmari Botha is currently exhibiting at Wolves. Her show called Skin and Bone is made up of original framed drawings and then limited edition prints, if you missed out on the ink version. Her illustrations explore the human body, inside and out to reveal how bizarre it actually is.

The show is visually interesting and quite different from a lot of the stuff we’ve had up at Wolves and the prices are crazy good. So all I’m saying is why don’t you go grab yourself a coffee and and a cupcake and then buy yourself some nice new art. You can never have enough cool art.

Support local talent, lets make them famous. Hooray.

The show will be up until the 24th of March.

Wolves address: No 3 Corlett Drive, Illovo, JHB

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Shaun Hill

November 5, 2015

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What can I say about this young illustrator slash designer slash person who is amazing with anything that is art related? Shaun Hill is honestly one of the most talented individuals that I have ever met because he can swop and adapt his design and illustration style at the drop of a hat. I’ve always admired and secretly hated people who are really good at drawing and painting etc. It just fascinates me how they can literally pick up a pen and draw an object to look exactly like the real thing. I on the other hand can pick up a pen and draw something that may vaguely resemble a weeping pineapple even though it’s meant to be a chair!

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DESIGN, illustration

Creeps an Exhibition by Amber Smith

October 7, 2015

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Amber Smith is a young talented illustrator who is one of my favourite local young creatives. She has exhibited at Wolves a couple of times before and this month she is doing a solo show called Creeps which is going to consist of framed original paintings and prints.

Amber is really good at what she does, her work is always fresh and unexpected. I own a couple of her pieces and I’m sure I’ll be buying this time around too. So if you’re looking for some cool stuff to add to your art collection make sure you swing past Wolves this Friday, the show starts at 6pm.

Below are some examples of the work going up.

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books, design, illustration

Florence + Watson and the Sugarbush Mouse

August 7, 2015

BOOK AND SLIPPERS

My incredibly talented friends Danielle Bischoff, Rob van Vuuren and Lauren Fowler have recently released a very beautifully written and illustrated book called Florence + Watson and the Sugarbush Mouse. Dani was in Johannesburg a couple of weeks back and dropped off a copy for Nina James and I was so excited to get my paws onto it because I absolutely love Lauren Fowler’s illustrative style and Dani and Rob are such a fun couple that I knew the story would be awesome, which it was.

It’s a sweet rhyming tale of two honey badgers named Florence and Watson who go around singing and telling stories and the one they tell in this book is all about a Sugarbush Mouse named Petal who saves her village in a very special way. It’s such a lovely written and beautifully drawn book and it’s 100% South African which makes it’s 100% even more awesome. If you’re wanting a copy for your little one, or even yourself you can click here and order one. I highly recommend you do.

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Imile Wepener

July 1, 2015

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Imile Wepener is a young illustrator who is putting on a solo exhibition called Oh Shoot at Wolves Cafe, which starts this Friday (3rd July) at 18:00pm. There are going to be prints and original gouache paintings for sale and from what I’ve seen of Imile’s work so far it’s going to be a great show. I have attached some examples of the pieces going up, but there will be more and I urge you to come see them for yourself.

Yay for local artists!

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