Eqquilibrium

Behind the scenes:

This project required the illustrated art and design of a logo for Eqquilibrium, a company who creates and supplies holistic medicine not only for the body, but for the mind and spirit as well. The brief stipulated the required colours and well as subject matter.

>Myopia:

Let me ask you, how do you that you are actually seeing a cat, or that a cat is a cat?

It is impossible to know that what we perceive as a cat according to our consciousness is true to what the cat is in its deepest being. It might well be that the cat is is actually in its essence a blob of green stuff spread across your couch.

Your senses have fashioned the cat in such a way that this fact escapes you, that this green blob is masquerading in front of your senses and your consciousness as a fluffy cat.

What we know of the world is only the idea that our consciousness forms of it.


Artwork: Eqquilibrium 150 x 150 Digital Art and Design

The Striped Mare

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the illustration and design of Deon Bakkes And The Stolen Horses’ 2019 album; The Striped Mare. This band is rebellious in the jazz vibe they bring to the stage, and their energy will challenge you and make you dance. Their character, the striped mare, illustrates just such an attitude of being different but being strong.

>Myopia:

And when those feelings of not good enough arise again, even when you speak to yourself with sweet sugar words, even when you have learnt and fought for your worth, even when you know you are good enough… consider the idea that this feeling is not what you recognise it to be. Perhaps this time around, and for the times to come, this notion inside of you is the very evidence of your good enoughness. You are merely moving into a new level of your existence; kind of like graduating from highschool and entering college. Shits scary and new and self doubt is merely acknowledging that. Nothing more…if you do not make it anything more. 

You are not not good enough as a beginner in this next level, as you are simultaneously a completer of the previous. A conqueror, with all your conquerorness still inside of you. The lack you feel here is not the point. The point is that you have arrived here. The fact that you have been good enough is what got you here. So; it is a large step forward, you are not going backwards. 

This feeling stands with you; the conqueror and beginner, urging you to (now that you have been SO good enough to even get here) become even better. Because now you can. Your standards have been raised, your circles stand at 0 degrees, your game is going to up. Grant your eyes and mind and heart some time to adjust to this new playing field, and then play hard. Because, as discussed, you know how to be good enough.


Artwork: The Striped Mare, CD Cover, Digital Art and Design

Feather Flock Wedding Productions

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the design and illustration of a logo as well as business cards for a wedding production company, called FeatherFlock Productions. Along with this instruction the client requested that the logo emit the theme of a snowflake combined with that of feathers, along with a classic, sophisticated but natural hand drawn feel.

>Myopia:

So, I would say; climb into the river that flows from your own navel and wash their false realities,- their consent, off. Drink your own thoughts. Swim your own course. Allow your reflection to be just what it is. Drip with unwavering honesty. Pour diverse experiences all over yourself. Float in your authenticity, your Self. 

You do not have to participate in what they approve. 

Yes, feeling different from them would be to your benefit. Being peculiar to them would imply your arrival. 

Artwork:

Businesscards, Logo

Illustrated design

The Fresh Menu

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the illustration, design and copy writing of a brand new menu for Railways Cafe. This design was left completely up to my conceptualisation. I decided to design the menu according to a newspaper layout and look, as this is the type of vibe that Railways Cafe reinforces. Within the menu, I illustrated depictions of the food described, for example each pizza was visually taken apart with every ingredient listed for that pizza illustrated separately. I included articles about happenings at the restaurant, people that work there etc, to further the feel of reading an actual newspaper, as well as a map of the entire grounds of Railways.

>Myopia:

“The bad news is nothing lasts forever,
The good news is nothing lasts forever.”

J Cole

Artwork:

The Fresh Menu

Menu

Illustrated Design

Wise One

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the illustration and design of a character to be used on further health product labeling. The projects asked for the design to be flat, vector, a made up creature was to be created with a soft but serious feel. The organisation is one representative of healing, growth, natural remedy, holistic healing and kindness.

>Myopia:

Disillusionment is not easy. Not at all. It entails a war inside of you, yourself vs yourself. The existing king within you will never just give up his reign to the new king trying to become you. No, there will be a war. Your current ruler will summon his warriors; outdated habits and ideas and ways of thinking, to rise in revolt and fight for the kingdom that is you. And the invading ruler will bring his army; authenticity and expansion and healing and progress, to battle and overthrow this establishment that is you.

Allow this… Go to war and when it is done welcome the new king inside of you to take his place on the throne. For you will walk into the war as one version of yourself, ruled by the old king reaching for the past, and you will come out of it as another, in allegiance with the new king beckoning the future.

Artwork:

Wise One

Product Design

Illustrated Design

Black Buhdda

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the illustration and design of a logo for a up and coming vegan restaurant called Black Buhdda. I was given the instruction to make use of the colours purple and gold, as well as the motif of a lotus; symbolic of purity of the body.

>Myopia:

Hashtag ‘Truth is, you are all highly powerful entities walking this planet, disguised as simple biological beings and the disguise fools everyone- even you.’

Bashar

Artwork:

Logo

Illustrated Design

Railways Map

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the illustration and design of a complete map of the layout of Railways Cafe, The I Makers Lab and I Make Africa, all situated on the same property, working together and independently. The solution of the project was left in my hands, so I aimed to represent the different parts to be found at Railways by drawing indicative icons that are illustrative of the organisation, as well as the use of classic colours known to Railways.

>Myopia:

There is no such thing as a ‘wrong turn’ on the path to yourself. Each turn is warranted to grant you something that will only bring you closer to where you are heading. A hint, a direction, an encouragement to indicate the next turn to be made. It is divinely structured, and even though some happenings and choices made on this journey may present themselves as the polarity of ‘bad,’ the greater scheme of things is, as stated, greater, and in this greater scheme of things, all is as it should be, make ‘all’ good.

Artwork:

Railways Map

Map

Illustrated Design

Marimba

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the illustration and design of business cards for Mr. Marimba, an informal trader made formal, who creates his own marimbas and teaches young and old how to play them. This design was left completely up to my discern, and I aimed to not only depict the marimbas Mr. marimba masters so well, but also Mr. Marimba himself, his vibe and feel, by use of line and colour.

>Myopia:

Allow the rest that the `dark place` offers you. This temporary state of not achieving, failed attempts, miserable confusion and lack of progress is not a waste of time. It is teaching you something, something pivotal that you will need to navigate the `happy place` of fast pace and fluid success, when it arrives again. But more over, it is offering you some time to JUST TAKE A BREATH. So when it is `dark place` season, do not work even harder to counter that shit. Allow it, remind yourself that you are learning and contently lay in the rest.

Artwork:

Marimba

Business Cards

Illustrated Design

Wedding Invitation

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the design and illustration of a wedding invitation. The couple asked for the representation of an eagle as this has sentimental value to the one partner, as well as the presence of lilies, as this carries meaning to the other partner. The colours used are the colours that will make up the palet of the wedding.

>Myopia:

Hashtag if you just let now happen, whatever now is, with full acceptance and participation, you won’t have to think the after now through as much. There will be next to nothing over analysing and over thinking and thought wrestling and trying to understand the after now. Now would’ve completely prepared you for after now, you will sit in absolute awareness and revelation of your after now. And if you make this your cycle, all your now’s and after now’s will be filled with acceptance, followed by understanding, without TRYING to get to such a state. You will BE such a state… You will accept and experience your current now without judgement or attempted control, which will create space for you as the observer to sit in awe of the awareness of the divinity and synchronicity of your previous now, knowing that your after now will offer you the same actualisation, and in turn become your now.

Artwork:

Wedding Invitation

297 x 420

Poster

Illustrated design