Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Valley of 1000 hills

I went to the valley of a 1000 hills about two weeks ago. The plan was to go out to the country side and take pictures of the landscape and the people. To catch the morning light, which is amazing in South Africa, because the sun is so low on this half of the earth, we went really really early. Too early to see any people because they must have either still been asleep or in church. We had a great time anyway and did get some good shots, I think. Click here to see the images Gary (who kindly took me there) took.

This wall shows all the winners of the Comrades marathon, which is 90K from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Hand drawn Typography

I am a big fan of hand drawn typography. Breaking up the strict structure of a real font by (re-)drawing it just adds some live to text. About two weeks ago I found this cover design of the Sunday Magazine. It is designed by a company called Disturbance, which also did the layout of the magazine, which I really like. Anyways, the font on the cover inspired me to a blog about typography.

Cover design of Sunday Magazine, Durban, couple of weeks ago

3d font illustration for Flash project

Design for last years Christmas Card

Sketches for a portfolio design

Letters painted with a sponge

Illustrations for magazine spread

Hand drawn Helvetica

Stitched letters for a PhotoTypography project

Designs for animal cards

Designs for an animation project

Designs for a tarot card

Illustrations for spice mix

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Culture shock

I see the harsh differences have finally sunk into my brain a little. The cultural differences end up being just a bit of an overwhelming feeling.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Harry Potter

I went to see this on Saturday. Definitely watchable but not a must, the best thing was the fact that 3 tickets for the cinema cost less than 1 in London. Note to myself: must go to the cinema lots here!

Harry Potter 5

Monday, July 16, 2007


i-jusi (ie-juice-ie) is a South African magazine published by Orange Juice Design, Durban.
I think they do 2 issues a year, and each one is full of really exciting graphic design. Every issue focuses on a different topic (i.e. death, brand, city etc.), but in a very unconventional and unrestricted way. Everything is bold and colourful and uses typography with a very brave approach. I really like it.

issue no. 6

issue no. 3

The Dogs

I am currently enjoying the company of two very beautiful dogs. One is a Ridgeback, called Zipper, and the other one is a Golden Retriever, called Nugget.