Olivié Keck is a print maker who also works in embroidery, ink, installation, sculpture, and drawing. She’s also a professional illustrator on the side. Looking at her work, the common theme appears to be variety. But within this experimentation is a careful consideration – of these myriad mediums so that they’re by no means frivolous, and the honing and refining of ideas and concepts.
In her illustration work, Olivié works by the motto ‘If in doubt, just do it loud’. The result is, well, bold, but also playful, humorous, and when in colour, delightfully bright. Read an interview with her.
Weak Knees photographed by Brett Charles Seiler, styled by Hayden Demes and featuring Aaron Henry Lynch. The series embodies a feeling of running away and being completely free. More in Oh Wow!
Wit, an editorial for or Chasseur photographed by Travys Owen, styled by Gabrielle Kannemeyer and with hair and make-up by Sian Bianca Moss. More in Oh Wow!
Hanno van Zyl is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Cape Town where he hand paints careful and considered dashes, dots and lines in ink before refining his illustrations digitally. Hanno favours B&W in both his illustration and graphic design taking occasional breaks from monochrome with clear primary colours or loud neon. Though his most recent works feature various items of trash and discarded evidence of human life suspended across the page, this palette preference keeps it clean. Here, Hanno shares more about his craft.
Dreamy shots from a beauty editorial by Elford/De La Forêt. More in Oh Wow!
With a new season in full bloom, the online shoes boutique has launched a lighter and brighter collection of summer essentials. The fantastic lookbook was brought together by photographer Kent Andreasen, stylist Alexia Klompje and hair and make-up artist Sebastine Pepler - see it here.
Earlier this year, on their return to the States after living for some time in his home town of Cape Town, Anton du Preez and Emily Faulstich made an enviable month-long, cross-country road trip from Los Angeles to New York City, stopping along the way at Zion National Park and The Grand Canyon, and in cities Santa Fe, Austin, New Orleans, Memphis, and Savannah, and on to The Florida Keys. Anton is a South African director and filmmaker and Emily an American photographer and fashion designer. On their trip they partnered with Volvo and American Apparel to create film and photo projects along the way.
Darling is a newly launched production house with an approach as unconventional as its name. Headed up by Lorraine Smit and Melina McDonald, it is currently comprised of seven directors who were selected for their versatile set of creative skills that go over and above directing – including photography, art, music and design.
Pic by Ross Garrett on the ‘Darling to Darling’ road trip. Read more about Darling and their innovative branding here.
With a gentle yet definite touch, Sarah Biggs paints surreal landscapes of hazy colour – sometimes dotted with a faint figure or few on a private quest of searching and discovery. At other times they’re left to exist without the presence of life-like forms, and the spaces at once familiar and foreign become the subject. Only a year after graduating from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Biggs stands out as one of South Africa’s emerging contemporary artists whose work is characterized, in part, by highly unusual and often surprising colour choices. We spoke to her to learn more.
Come fashion week, we can usually count on the fact that Ulrich Knoblauch and his incredible eye for details will be there to capture behind the scenes photographs that make us feel like we’re smack-bang in the middle of all the action. See Ulrich’s photographs from New York and Paris fashion week.