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Roger Adrian Williams is a multiple award-winning illustrator from Cape Town, South Africa.

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“Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von” Solo Exhibition Germany 2017

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In June 2017 Idid my second international solo exhibition entitled “Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von” in Bremerhaven, Germany. As the first artist to exhibit in the newly-renovated Goethe45 gallery in Bremerhaven, it was a challenge and great pleasure to visually interpret some of Goethe’s most well-known literature. I used a combination of digital illustration, typography and spray cans to create canvas artworks, as well as illustrated objects inspired by and featuring some of Goethe’s verses. As my most successful exhibition thus far, it could only be possible due to the support of the i.f.a.. and the amazing team behind it all : Anne Schmeckies, Moritz Schmeckies, Phax Mulder, Galerie Goethe45, the community of Bremerhaven and of course my family and friends. Have a look below at our promo material, video trailer, photos and artwork from the event. Music by Grenville Williams and photography by Marina Ussat, with additional footage by Ina Prasse and video promo footage by Josh Prinsloo.

PROJECT  /   “Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von” /  Exhibition

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“Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von” Solo Exhibition / Germany 2017

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In June 2017 Idid my second international solo exhibition entitled “Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von” in Bremerhaven, Germany. As the first artist to exhibit in the newly-renovated Goethe45 gallery in Bremerhaven, it was a challenge and great pleasure to visually interpret some of Goethe’s most well-known literature. I used a combination of digital illustration, typography and spray cans to create canvas artworks, as well as illustrated objects inspired by and featuring some of Goethe’s verses. As my most successful exhibition thus far, it could only be possible due to the support of the i.f.a.. and the amazing team behind it all : Anne Schmeckies, Moritz Schmeckies, Phax Mulder, Galerie Goethe45, the community of Bremerhaven and of course my family and friends. Have a look below at our promo material, video trailer, photos and artwork from the event. Music by Grenville Williams and photography by Marina Ussat, with additional footage by Ina Prasse and video promo footage by Josh Prinsloo.

PROJECT  /   “Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von” /  Exhibition

“Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von” Trailer :

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WONDERboom “Ooh La La”

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“Ooh La La” is the second track by South African rock legends WONDERboom, that I’ve had the honour of creating the music video for. Its also the second single from their upcoming new album, and it rocks incredibly hard. The song is loud and fast-paced with ripping guitars, mad vocals and killer solos that are classic WONDERboom. We created motion graphics out of photos, stencils and hand-drawn illustrations to reflect the song’s in-your-face attitude. Its the most-viewed WONDERboom video ever – in a career of 21 years – and the song is steadily climbing local charts towards number 1. Check out the video, and the massive fun we had shooting it, in the links below, and download the track right here on iTunes.

PROJECT  /   “OOH LA LA” MUSIC VIDEO /  CLIENT  /  WONDERBOOM

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Sebó “Endzeit”

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My first encounter with the German soul singer Sebó was around 2007 through my brother Grenville, as the two had worked together on an international music project. What inspired me most about Sebó was not his multi-instrumentalism, b-boy skills or golden voice, but his big heart, genuine spirit and how he shared his knowledge with everyone around him. After crossing paths many times later in life, we finally had the chance to work together creatively on his music video for “Endzeit”, which was released at the end of 2016. Shot in Hamburg, we created a blend of unsettling video collages to emphasise the message that the Earth is dying, and that it’s up to us to change how we live if we want to preserve our planet for future generations. Check Sebó out at sebomusik.de and at iTunes.

PROJECT  /   “ENDZEIT” MUSIC VIDEO /  CLIENT  /  SEBO

Endzeit ( official video ) :

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WONDERboom “Great Escape”

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WONDERboom is South Africa’s longest-running rock band and is responsible for a long list of hits which have firmly been cemented as South African classics. In celebration of their 20 year anniversary, they wanted to have an animated music video created for the first single from their new album. For ‘Great Escape’ we scripted an epic action story around a couple escaping from an alien planet. We worked with countless illustrations to create a stop-motion style for the story which is set in outer space. Expect some intergalactic surfing, lots of explosions and outer space martial art battles. The single is available for download on iTunes and further insight into the making of the video, including interviews with the band, can be found in the behind-the-scenes-video down below. Massive thank you to Eleanor Barkes, Joshua Prinsloo, and Ashley Wedlake.

PROJECT  /   “GREAT ESCAPE” MUSIC VIDEO /  CLIENT  /  WONDERBOOM

Great Escape ( official video ) :

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School Yard Breaks Vol.2 / Bremen, Germany

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The German b-boy crew Escaflow has been at it for 11 years. Their anniversary event, ‘Schoolyard Breaks Vol. 2′ , was a high energy affair of b-boy battles, dance workshops and celebrating art and culture and the friends who share this passion. I created the promo poster and flyer, and also presented an art workshop, exploring the connection between visual art and b-boying. Together with the workshop crew, we created a stencilled artwork of legendary L.A. breaker Poe One from the Rock So Fresh, Zulu Kingz, and Style Elements crews. Poe travels the world giving master dance classes and workshops. We were fortunate to have him at 2016′s Schoolyard Breaks and surprised him with the artwork just before his workshop started. Check out the video, the poster, as well as some photos from the jam.

PROJECT  /   SCHOOLYARD BREAKS VOL.2 /  CLIENT  /  ESCAFLOW

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Goethe45 Open Air Gallery / Bremerhaven, Germany

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Organized and curated by Anne Schmeckies, I was invited to take part in a group exhibition in June 2016 at the Goethe45-Open-Air-Gallery in Bremerhaven, Germany. The outdoor gallery was created by 22 artists who created murals on connected outside walls. I had the privilege to create a combined artwork with CareOne and Daschu, two southern German artists who used their creativity to beautify the houses of residents in an under-privileged South African community in Grabouw, outside of Cape Town. Their work, titled ‘The Blue Area’, helped the people of the community take pride in their environment and receive hope through the power of art. Their piece at the Open-Air-Gallery in Bremerhaven is a continuation of this work and I had the opportunity to add my own style of painting, solidifying this cultural connection between South Africa and Germany. The video gives a little taste of the event in Bremerhaven, which included dance, live music, workshops and a photographic exhibition of Daschu and CareOne’s ‘Blue Area’ work in South Africa. Enjoy ! Audio production and sound design by Grenville Williams.

PROJECT  /   GOETHE45 OPEN AIR GALLERY /  CLIENT  /  PERSONAL

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Motion Graphics

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Fluid Faith

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A project I am particularly proud of, ‘Fluid Faith’ is the product of crossing creative minds with fashion photographer extraordinaire from Austria, Peter Grillmair. In only his second year as a pro Pete was the winner of the scholarship ‘Selected 2013′ by the German Professional Imagers Club ( PIC ) and has had collaborations with dutch wunderkind Anouk Wipprecht, who designed Fergie’s superbowl dress. ‘Fluid Faith’ is our first collaboration and is set in the future. The moody editorial uses a combination of photography and illustration to show the fate of a woman who is to be abused for pharmaceutical tests, before she turns against her torturers… Working in Cape Town and Vienna over many months we realised the project with the Braingorillas production team and had it published online in ‘Volume’ Magazine, one of Vienna’s leading art, music and cultural platforms.

PROJECT  /   FLUID FAITH /  CLIENT  /  PERSONAL












Wir brauchen Dich, München, zum Glücklichsein !

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As the C1 group at Cape Town’s German Language Centre, partner of the Goethe Institute, we were given the task to design a poster about Munich as part of a competition among the different groups. The winning poster would be selected for display in one of the Language centre’s lecture rooms which is appropriately titled ‘München’. Our poster communicates how much we dig the Bavarian Capital and even contains a little Bauhaus influence. We of course decided to create an animated video of the design brainstorm. It was super-fun ! Check it out below, along with images of the final poster design. Special thanks to Douw Kruger, Marlan Perumal, Ulrich Grobler and the German Language Centre. Camera and sound by Carl Booysen, and music production by Grenville Daniel WIlliams.

PROJECT  /   WIR BRAUCHEN DICH, MÜNCHEN ! /  CLIENT  /  CULTURAL

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Cape Crusader

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Kinetic typography music video for the track ‘ Cape Crusader ‘ by South Africa’s pivotal hip hop group Prophets of da City. The animation was created as part of a series of live visuals which I performed with the group during their reunion show at the 2015 Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Lyrics and production by Shaheen Ariefdien.

PROJECT  /   CAPE CRUSADER /  CLIENT  /   PROPHETS OF DA CITY

Borderline

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As its pretty thrilling working on type projects, I had major fun producing this typographically-illustrated artwork for close personal friends who wanted to have their own customised world map. The concept was to represent each country of the world with a unique type style or illustration, but to completely mix up the positioning of the world’s countries within the global map. As we are all citizens of this world, we all share certain things in common, regardless of background and culture. And we all deserve the same respect and human dignity.

PROJECT  /   BORDERLINE WORLD MAP ILLUSTRATION /  CLIENT  /  PRIVATE COMMISSION




Azuhl & Ready D Sleeve Designs

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Always on top of their game, Ready D and Azuhl form two thirds of the Beatbangaz and are among the best in the business when it comes to all things turntablism, hip hop and eclectic music production. Below are three single sleeve designs for their latest releases, ‘B-boy Toolkit’ , ‘African Trappazoid’ and ‘ Ek is Joe Barber’, released under Platform 7 Productions.

PROJECT  /   SINGLE SLEEVE DESIGN /  CLIENT  /  AZUHL & DJ READY D



Opel Adam

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2015 Saw the release of Opel’s new Adam in South Africa. A sporty, tech-savvy city-slicker aimed at young, free-thinking, individual ” game-changers “, it was decided to market it by aligning the brand with a personality whom Opel believes displays these qualities and way of life. I was commissioned to create 10 large scale artworks that were exhibited in different high-traffic public venues in South Africa, to market the Adam. The highlight was creating a customised Roger Williams Adam by using different panels of the car as illustration canvasses. This emphasizes the fact that the Adam is fully customizable with the owner being able to select the colours of different elements of the car, to suit their individual style, taste and personality. Apart from working with the highly energetic, super-creative and award-winning team from 360 Degrees, what made the project a true creative pleasure was the fact that I could work within some of my favourite fields of art and design : illustration, graphics, mural art and live visuals / digital drawing at the Adam’s launch event, the Opel / LISOF Fashion Collab in Johannesburg. View the animated video below as well as detailed images of the artwork and the customised Opel Adam.

PROJECT  /   OPEL ADAM /  CLIENT  /  360 DEGREES / OPEL ( GM South Africa )

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Customizing the Opel Adam

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Selected Exhibition / Activation Artworks

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Custom Adam and Artwork Detail

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Thread

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Thread is a leading Cape Town-based production company, specialising in brand-focussed concept creation, content strategy, online programming, live internet broadcasts and video production. By linking “threads of content” through these various channels, they ensure that clients’ brand content reaches their target audiences at the right time and in the correct manner. We wanted to reflect this approach visually in the identity. This was achieved by using the negative space to very subtly indicate a thin line running through the logotype, and by linking the characters of the word. A stark black and white combination, with very strategically placed blue ( highlighting the url ) was used throughout the design of the business card, letterhead and email signature. View Thread’s outstanding work at thread.co.za.

PROJECT  /   THREAD IDENTITY /  CLIENT  /  THREAD

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Macbeth

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I was commisioned by internationally renowned, multi-awarded artist, director and playwright Brett Bailey, to create the artwork and animations for his radical take on Verdi’s Macbeth, which premiered in Cape Town before touring Europe in 2014 and New Zealand in 2015. Described as South Africa’s most exciting and provocative theatre director, Bailey has set his version of the classic Shakespearean tragedy in Central Africa : Conflict rages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as African warlord Commander Macbeth and his ambitious wife murder the king and unleash a trail of horrific destruction among multinational treachery, ethnic warfare and brutal militia. Inspired by bold African design elements, the opera’s animated visuals are combined with exquisite stage and lighting design to create a surreal visual realm of communication. Much more important though than the striking images, is the vision and ultimately the message of the work which made it one of the most important projects I have worked on thus far. The show received five stars in London and has been described as ” Visually and musically breathtaking ” ( Sunday Independent ) and as ” A séance where high Western art meets pan-African ethos..” ( The Star ). All photographic content courtesy of Nicky Newman.

PROJECT  /   MACBETH /  CLIENT  /  THIRD WORLD BUNFIGHT

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Safety First, Dude

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“Safety first, Dude” is a custom skate deck that was created as a birthday gift / going-away present for Fabrizio Minutolo, the Italian-Spanish-African-Australian-German founder of “Chill Mode 2000″ and master of the “Maximum Chill” ! Illustrating Fab’s passion for the ocean, diving, photography, skating, surfing, animals, fauna and flora, the design was somewhat inspired by the oldskool typography-filled surf & skate designs of Jim Phillips, especially in the bold colour usage and image-heavy layout. This in turn highlights Fab’s colourful, permanently happy & super-chilled personality. As the ultimate hombre and one of the coolest humans alive to all who know him, we say maximum respect to the original Von Dudenstein ! Big thanks go out to Siraaj Petersen and Shannon Loxton for assisting to get this one out in under 4 days.

PROJECT  /   SAFETY FIRST, DUDE /  CLIENT  /  PERSONAL

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Safety First Dude ‘making of’ Video

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Safety First, Dude

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“Safety first, Dude” is a custom skate deck that was created as a birthday gift / going-away present for Fabrizio Minutolo, the Italian-Spanish-African-Australian-German founder of “Chill Mode 2000″ and master of the “Maximum Chill” ! Illustrating Fab’s passion for the ocean, diving, photography, skating, surfing, animals, fauna and flora, the design was somewhat inspired by the oldskool typography-filled surf & skate designs of Jim Phillips, especially in the bold colour usage and image-heavy layout. This in turn highlights Fab’s colourful, permanently happy & super-chilled personality. As the ultimate hombre and one of the coolest humans alive to all who know him, we say maximum respect to the original Von Dudenstein ! Big thanks go out to Siraaj Petersen and Shannon Loxton for assisting to get this one out in under 4 days.

PROJECT  /   SAFETY FIRST, DUDE /  CLIENT  /  PERSONAL

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Safety First Dude ‘making of’ Video

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I love Hip Hop Festival Den Haag 2014

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I Love Hip Hop” is an annual Dutch music festival which takes place in Den Haag and features some of the most groundbreaking and cutting-edge European Hip Hop acts. Graffiti is one of the core elements of Hip Hop and the festival always has a fresh line-up of visual artists creating murals while the music performances take place. During 2014 I was invited as one of 7 artists to create live, custom artwork inspired by the love of Hip Hop culture, music and the consciousness it promotes. Check out the images below for a glimpse of my visual contributions to the 2014 event !

PROJECT  /   I LOVE HIP HOP FESTIVAL /  LIVE PAINTING EVENT IN HOLLAND

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I love Hip Hop
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Amsterdam, Bremen and Cape Crossroads Connected

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During April and June 2014 I had the privilege to exhibit my latest work entitled ‘Crossroad’ to an international audience ; in Cape Town with one of my creative partners and friends from Bremen, Dirk Mertin ( Dee One ) and in Amsterdam a collection of my solo works. Both exhibitions were strongly supported by core German partner Each One Teach One, with the Amsterdam show being led by Dutch partners Manage Your Art. Crossroad led to groundbreaking successes, locally and internationally. View the highlights video below and click on any of the images to view all the photos, as well as images of the Crossroad Exhibition art collection.

PROJECT  /   CROSSROAD AMSTERDAM & CAPE TOWN /  INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION

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Crossroad Cape Town Review Video

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Crossroad Amsterdam and Cape Town 2014

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Art is extremely powerful in that it can communicate ideas in a way that no other medium can, while simultaneously focussing on social issues and connecting people from vastly different backgrounds. By reaching audiences in South Africa, Germany and the Netherlands, the Crossroad Exhibition used visual art and music to unite different cultures while shedding light on some of South Africa’s social struggles, and the people who are working towards its eradication. This was achieved by educational workshops with the Funimfundo Preschool and Young in Prison organization in Cape Town, and by forming strong links with the South African / Dutch Ubuntu Academy for creative excellence. Click below to view the art, photographs and selected online media coverage of the Amsterdam and Cape Town art shows.

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Photographs Crossroad Exhibition

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Media Crossroad Exhibition

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Online features and promos, including excerpts from the official Crossroad 2014 website.

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Crossroad 2014 Artwork

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During the Crossroad Exhibition 7 of my digitally illustrated works were exhibited in Cape Town, including work on canvas, aluminium and a custom surfboard. In Amsterdam a selection of my illustrated music posters were presented. Although many works have been sold, a limited amount remains available for purchase. Please enquire for prices and availability. Click on any image to view the full work.


Freundeskreis


Ed


Sunset


Blackmoon


A Simple Wrong


Jonny


Sharp Turn


Golden Rose


AK Give It Away


Fleabass


Can't Stop


Jonny Easy


Rockit!

Crossroad 2014 Photographs

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Thanks to Wayne Sylvester ( www.waynesylvester.co.za ), Jill Rensink and Rachelle Amahorseija for capturing the photographs from the events.

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Master Your Ability Identity

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The Dutch organisation Master Your Ability facilitates the professional and personal growth of artists ( mainly musicians ) in Europe and Africa through knowledge sharing and international exchange programmes. Based in Amsterdam, they have a large international network enabling them to help artists build sustainable careers in the international music industry. For the MYA C.I. we took inspiration from classic record label logos, reminiscent of vinyls from the 1970′s and combined it with flowing, connected typography, linking back to the fact that the organisation’s success is based on ‘connecting the dots’ in the music industry.

PROJECT  /   MASTER YOUR ABILITY IDENTITY  /  CLIENT  /  MASTER YOUR ABILITY

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Escaflow Jacket

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Escaflow Family is a Breakdance crew from Bremen, Germany with a strong visual identity reflected in their unique triangle-based typographic logo design. The original logo was modified to create a custom graphic for the back of Bgirl Val Area’s denim jacket. In close collaboration with the crew’s front man, Timo, we digitally illustrated his sketches to create the final art piece on the back of Val’s Jacket. Check out Val Area ( aka Bgirl Lerok ) battling it out to become the champion in the 2on2 finals of the 2014 Notorious IBE breaking championships here.

PROJECT  /   ESCAFLOW JACKET  /  CLIENT  /  ESCAFLOW

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Escaflow Jacke

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Brudo Board

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Mathias Dollner, better known as Matze or ‘Brudo’ in Bboy circles, has been dancing for as long as he can remember. Inspired by the legendary Poe One, his passion for dance is reflected in his explosive style of breaking. He’s a creative master of the toprock, a critical Bboy move as it sets the stage for what’s to come during a dancer’s ‘exhibition’. The toprock was included as a key visual in the design of his custom skate deck. In keeping with Brudo’s oldskool style, we decided to use clean black illustrations over the wooden texture of the board.

PROJECT  /   BRUDO BOARD  /  CLIENT  /  MATHIAS DOLLNER

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Crossroad Exhibition Amsterdam

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June 20th 2014 sees the opening of Crossroad in Amsterdam. Following the very successful debut of Crossroad in Cape Town, I have teamed up with Dutch organisation Manage Your Art, to present a solo exhibition of some of my music posters. Poster art is one of my favourite design disciplines, and because music has played such a strong role in the Crossroad project, it was the natural choice of theme to use in the project’s Amsterdam showcase. Crossroad Amsterdam opens on 20 June 2014 at 21:00 at De Duivel, 87 Reguliersdwarsstraat, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. View the official Crossroad Exhibition site at www.crossroad2014.org.

PROJECT  /   CROSSROAD AMSTERDAM /  MUSIC POSTER ART SOLO EXHIBITION

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Crossroad Amsterdam Promo Video and Poster Art Preview

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Crossroad Exhibition Cape Town

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My latest exhibition entitled “Crossroad”, is a collaboration with German artist Dirk Mertin, also known as Dee One. It is an honour to share this occasion with the highly accomplished Bremen-based artist. Inspired by the vast amount of choices all people face in life and how these influence our realities, the exhibition serves as a platform for creating crossroads on many different levels. All proceeds will be donated to Capetonian NGO’s Funimfundo Preschool and Young In Prison. The musical crossroad will be provided by South Africa’s DJ Azuhl and Germany’s DJ Phax Mulder at the event’s afterparty at True Italic, 15 Bree Street, Cape Town. Crossroad opens on 3 April 2014 at 17:30 at the Black Box gallery, 52 Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa. View the official Crossroad Exhibition site at www.crossroad2014.org.

PROJECT  /   CROSSROAD CAPE TOWN /  ART EXHIBITION by DEE ONE and ROGER WILLIAMS

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Crossroad Cape Town Promo Video and Art Preview

Freundeskreis
Sharp Turn
Blackmoon
A Simple Wrong
Sunset

Golden Circle

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When tasked with the rebranding of a well known event technical company from rock and roll to corporate, a fine balance must be maintained to keep the spirit of the brand, while creating a slick and powerful identity. This was exactly the goal with the branding of Golden Circle, formerly known as Hellfire Sound and Lighting. The company is one of South Africa’s leaders when it comes to the highest quality sound, lighting and related AV requirements for festivals, corporate and music industry events. The flame from the original identity was kept, while the overall look and feel was polished to reflect the company’s unmatched level of production and service. View their work at www.goldencircle.co.za.

PROJECT  /   GOLDEN CIRCLE IDENTITY   /  CLIENT  /  GOLDEN CIRCLE EVENT TECHNICAL PRODUCTION

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Golden Circle Cards
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Reel to Real Videomixing

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Cape Town VJ crew Reel to Real was formed by South African hip hop pioneer DJ Azuhl and long-time friend and collaborator DJ B-side. When I teamed up with them as their VJ and designer, our first mission was to produce to freshest live shows when it comes to beats and visuals alike. Inspired by oldskool music videos, each show is a unique and eclectic blend of music, videomixes and energetic performances. Have a look at the Reel to Real logo, EPK video, and check out the brand new website www.reeltoreal.co.za via one of the link images below. Last but not least, keep your eyes peeled and your ear to the ground to not miss the next live gig !

PROJECT  /   REEL TO REAL  /  VEEJAYING, LOGO & WEBSITE DESIGN ( HTML5 & CSS3 )

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Reel to Real VJ website

Ahoi Studio Custom Skateboard

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The founder of Hamburg Photography studio, Ahoi Studio, is as passionate a skateboarder as he is a photographer. It was only fitting to design a customized skateboard as an art piece to compliment the studio’s slick, yet creative interior. The top features a typographic design with well-known slogans from Hamburg, while the bottom incorporates the studio logo, corporate colours and elements of the owner’s other personal interests. View the work of Ahoi Studio at www.ahoi-studio.de.

PROJECT  /   AHOI STUDIO SKATEBOARD  /  CLIENT  /  AHOI STUDIO HAMBURG

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Ahoi Studio skateboard
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Ahoi Studio skateboard
Ahoi Studio skateboard
Ahoi Studio skateboard

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Ahoi Studio Custom Skateboard

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The founder of Hamburg Photography studio, Ahoi Studio, is as passionate a skateboarder as he is a photographer. It was only fitting to design a customized skateboard as an art piece to compliment the studio’s slick, yet creative interior. The top features a typographic design with well-known slogans from Hamburg, while the bottom incorporates the studio logo, corporate colours and elements of the owner’s other personal interests. View the work of Ahoi Studio at www.ahoi-studio.de.

PROJECT  /   AHOI STUDIO SKATEBOARD  /  CLIENT  /  AHOI STUDIO HAMBURG

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Dr Bittmann & Sananikone Planungsgesellschaft mbH

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Dr. Yvonne Bittmann-Steyn and Vatvahong Sananikone are a formidable team when it comes to creative and business excellence. With a very strong passion for art and their combined skills in architecture, interior design, home and office decor, their work stretches far beyond their Southern German consultancy. Their brand identity uses something of an abstract visual execution inspired by their combined expertise. Structural, spatial and artistic elements were all combined and simplified into an icon that represents their brand and reflects its approach of simplicity, beauty and practicality.

PROJECT  /   DR B & S mbH IDENTITY   /  CLIENT  /  DR BITTMANN & SANANIKONE PLANUNGSGESELLSCHAFT mbH

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Dr Bittmann cards
Dr Bittmann cards
Dr Bittmann letterhead
Dr Bittmann letterhead

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Alles Roger European Success

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During April and May 2012, I  launched my latest series of solo works entitled Alles Roger, at exhibitions in North and South Germany ( Bremerhaven and Ladenburg ), as well as in Europe’s capital of art and culture – Vienna, Austria. Art sales, rave reviews and the large amount of people in attendance all contributed to the success of the exhibitions. Worldwide support came in the form of friends, art enthusiasts and fellow creative professionals sending their wishes via email and social media platforms. Some photos from the art shows are featured below, along with the highlights video containing some footage from the events. Click on any image for press reviews, more photographs and of course the full collection of art !

PROJECT  /   ALLES ROGER  /  SOLO EXHIBITION

Alles Roger Solo Exhibition Germany & Austria 2012

 Alles Roger Highlight Video and featured photographs

Alles Roger Solo Exhibition Germany & Austria 2012
Alles Roger Solo Exhibition Germany & Austria 2012
Alles Roger Solo Exhibition Germany & Austria 2012
Alles Roger Solo Exhibition Germany & Austria 2012
Alles Roger Solo Exhibition Germany & Austria 2012

Press

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Press Article Roger Williams
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Alles Roger 2012

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Inspired largely by music, the central theme of the Alles Roger 2012 Exhibition series was Freedom. Our freedom of mind that gets threatened through channels that seemingly form integral parts of our daily lives, largely perpetrated by powerful entities with their own agendas, as well as the struggle for emotional freedom in our personal lives. I created 20 art pieces that are open to individual interpretation, as well a 10 meter mural directly inspired by the sense of freedom that music and art evoke in us all. Creative workshops with students from 12 to 20 years of age were conducted for one week, and the opening night culminated with a theatre show entitled ” Visualizing Music Vol.2 / Alles Roger “,  in which the theme was brought to life by hip hop, dance and music performances with a digital backdrop of the Alles Roger collection. Special thanks to Sebo’ ( www.sebomusic.de ) for headlining the show with his melodic inspiration. Click below to view the art, photographs and press reviews of Alles Roger 2012.

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Photographs Roger Williams Exhibition

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Photographs Roger Williams Exhibition

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Medias Roger Williams Exhibition

Alles Roger Press

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Alles Roger German press reviews, newspaper and magazine articles.

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Alles Roger Photographs

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Thanks to Christian Homann from Ahoi Studio Hamburg ( www.christianhomann.de / www.ahoi-studio.de ) and Daniel Stockhurst from Stocki Stunts ( www.stockistunts.de ) for capturing the photographs from the events.
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Name
People
B-Boy
Zweit
Tanz
Chairs
Work
Basti Karate
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Workspace
B-Boy
Amadou
Wall
Small Art
B-Boy
Gallery
Verlorene
People
Woman

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Alles Roger Artwork

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20 Large scale artworks ( maximum size 1.5 x 1 m ) were created based on the theme of freedom, and executed in a variety of graphic scenes. In addition I did a 10 meter mural on one of the gallery walls of the Kunsthalle Bremerhaven over the course of 2 days, as the final Alles Roger artwork. Click on any image to view the full work.

Traum


Carlito Zen


Face to Face


Maximum Vibe


Soul Surf


Save the Moon


Verlorene Zeit


Strange Gaze


Basti Style


Flying Free


Each One Teach One


Battle On !


DJ Azuhl


Champions


Warrior


Psychedelic Nightsurf


Art Rock


Nobody Knows

Roger Williams Wall

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Alles Roger Germany and Austria 2012

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For my series of international solo exhibitions entitled “Alles Roger”, I once again drew inspiration largely from music. The struggle for freedom in different social and personal contexts has emerged as a key theme in the work, and it is explored in a variety of graphic scenes. “Alles Roger” debuts at the internationally renowned Kunsthalle Bremerhaven with a fusion of live music and visual art, while the charming city of Vienna and the peaceful southern German town of Ladenburg, host its final European showings. Visit www.kunstverein-bremerhaven.de for more information, and enjoy the Alles Roger promo video, as well as a preview of the soon to be unveiled work, down below.

PROJECT  /   ALLES ROGER  /  SOLO EXHIBITION
Alles Roger Germany & Austria 2012

Alles Roger promo video featuring the exclusive track ” Vibes ” by EJ von LYRIK, courtesy of High Voltage Entertainment.



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Carlito Zen
Traum
Maximum Vibe
Soul Surf
Face to Face

Works-in-progress
Studio

Poster Art

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The love of music and the visual imagery associated with it has had a unique influence on my poster design work through out the years. Bold colour combinations and various typographic treatments also feature strongly, and poster design remains one of my favourite fields of graphic communication.

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Margot Laffite poster

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Margot Laffite Custom Bell Helmet

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Retro, sporty and old school were the key words during the creation of a custom helmet for French sports personality Marguerite (Margot) Laffite. Margot, the daughter of famous F1 driver Jacques Laffite, is not only an experienced competition driver, but also works as a journalist and television presenter for Eurosport/Sunday F1, amongst other shows. The helmet had to suit Margot’s fashionable yet simple style, but at the same time express the racy nature of her personality. A logo consisting of an M and a daisy (“marguerite” in French ) was created, and incorporated in the back of the design. With a slick green, grey and red colour combination, Laffite’s helmet has a classic finish and launches her into the pole position of style. Margot Laffite Facebook page

PROJECT  /  MARGOT LAFFITE CUSTOM BELL HELMET  /  CLIENT  /  BELL HELMETS EUROPE  /  MARGOT LAFFITE

Margot Laffite artwork
Margot Laffite helmet
Margot Laffite helmet
Margot Laffite helmet

Margot Laffite Custom Bell Helmet

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Retro, sporty and old school were the key words during the creation of a custom helmet for French sports personality Marguerite (Margot) Laffite. Margot, the daughter of famous F1 driver Jacques Laffite, is not only an experienced competition driver, but also works as a journalist and television presenter for Eurosport/Sunday F1, amongst other shows. The helmet had to suit Margot’s fashionable yet simple style, but at the same time express the racy nature of her personality. A logo consisting of an M and a daisy (“marguerite” in French ) was created, and incorporated in the back of the design. With a slick green, grey and red colour combination, Laffite’s helmet has a classic finish and launches her into the pole position of style. Margot Laffite Facebook page

PROJECT  /  MARGOT LAFFITE CUSTOM BELL HELMET  /  CLIENT  /  BELL HELMETS EUROPE / MARGOT LAFFITE

Margot Laffite helmet
Margot Laffite helmet
Margot Laffite helmet
Margot Laffite helmet
Margot Laffite helmet
Margot Laffite poster

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Luke and Aaron

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The fun-loving nature of my little nephews Luke and Aaron, inspired this animated and quirky illustration of them. I depicted them in a colourful world consisting of orange trees, green grass and blue skies. For Luke and Aaron, having some serious fun is nothing more than business as usual!

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Luke and Aaron

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DRS - Delight rental Services - Meet & Greet

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DRS Meet and Greet

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Delight Rental Services (DRS), a Berlin based company, offers professional photography and lighting equipment for productions world-wide. They regularly host a networking event where photographers and other creatives come together and exchange ideas in a social environment. I was commissioned by Diazo (Berlin) to design the September 2011 event poster with an urban wall art look and feel. www.diazo.de  /  www.delight-rent.com

PROJECT  /  DRS MEET AND GREET  /  CLIENT  /  DIAZO FASHION ADVERTISING AGENCY

DRS - Delight rental Services - Meet & Greet

The History of Coffee

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As a premium espresso bar, Vida E Caffe offers coffee, food and an energetic atmosphere second to none. The instore espresso machines provided the perfect opportunity to tell the story of coffee by physically illustrating how it came to be what we know and love today. Using a very specific line-art and colour combination, I illustrated the historic timeline with a style treatment reminiscent of old textbook drawings. Click on any of the images to view the full artwork, or view the instore photos in the design section. ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. ) www.vidaecaffe.com

PROJECT  /  THE HISTORY OF COFFEE  /  CLIENT  /  VIDA E CAFFE

Vida e Caffe artwork
Vida e Caffe artwork
Vida e Caffe artwork
Vida e Caffe artwork
Vida e Caffe artwork
Vida e Caffe artwork

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The History of Coffee

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As a premium espresso bar, Vida E Caffe offers coffee, food and an energetic atmosphere second to none. The instore espresso machines provided the perfect opportunity to tell the story of coffee by physically illustrating how it came to be what we know and love today. Using a very specific line-art and colour combination, I illustrated the historic timeline with a style treatment reminiscent of old textbook drawings. Click on any of the images to view the full artwork, or view the instore photos in the design section. ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. ) www.vidaecaffe.com

PROJECT  /  THE HISTORY OF COFFEE  /  CLIENT  /  VIDA E CAFFE

Vida e Caffe artwork
Vida e Caffe artwork
Vida e Caffe artwork

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Ernie Els Golf

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Sanlam Drive for Hope

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The Sanlam Cancer Challenge is a golf tournament aimed at raising funds for cancer treatment. One of the prizes is a day on the green with South African Golfing legend Ernie Els. The event poster was inspired by propaganda art from the early 1900′s, as it illustrates the call to action to support the cause. ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. )
www.sanlamcancerchallenge.co.za

PROJECT  /  SANLAM DRIVE FOR HOPE  /  CLIENT  /  SANLAM

Ernie Els Golf

VWS Open Day 2011

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The Volunteer Wildfire Services in Cape Town hosts an annual open day highlighting fire safety in Cape Town’s natural environments. Youth education is a key area of focus and the character “DAZ” was created to serve as the VWS mascot. The character is based on a dassie, a small South African mountain animal, and was used across different campaign elements to give safety awareness tips to children and adults alike. ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. ) www.capefires.com

PROJECT  /  VWS OPEN DAY 2011  /  CLIENT  /  VOLUNTEER WILDFIRE SERVICES

DAZ
DAZ

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Walkmates

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Walkmates is a brand of shoes by Woolworths, specifically created to fit the unique shape of children’s feet. To advertise the points that set them above other toddler footwear, line drawings were utilized to “zoom-in” and focus on the specific advantages that Walkmates have to offer. ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. ) www.wooolworths.co.za

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Walkmates shoes
Walkmates shoes

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Strange Gaze

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Exhibition piece created by combining vectors, ink, pencils, paint and digital media.

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Strange Gaze

Return of the Cowboy

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Exhibition piece combining pen, ink and digital media.

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Return of the Cowboy

Scarborough Champs

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One of the many summer concerts organized by Blossom Strike Entertainment featured EJ von LYRIK at the Cape Farmhouse in Scarborough, Cape Town. The artwork had to capture each band member’s unique personality, as well as the band’s collective soul, funky vibe and contagious energy.

PROJECT  /  SCARBOROUGH CHAMPS  /  CLIENT  /  BLOSSOM STRIKE ENTERTAINMENT

EJ von LYRIK at The Cape Farmhouse - 9 april 2011

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EJ von LYRIK at The Cape Farmhouse - 9 april 2011

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Bob Marley Birthday Celebration - 5 feb. 2011

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The Clonious - 10 feb. 2011

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EJ von LYRIK and The Champions - 3 feb. 2011

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EJ von LYRIK, Stereozen and Mr Sakitumi - 4 dec. 2010

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Donut Heaven

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Acrylics and markers on canvas.

PROJECT  /  DONUT HEAVEN  /  CLIENT  /  HI-FIVE MUSIC AND CLOTHING

Donut Heaven

Bob Marley

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Created for a group exhibition by the Jupiter Drawing Room entitled Hope. Mixed media on canvas.

PROJECT  /  BOB MARLEY  /  CLIENT  /  THE JUPITER DRAWING ROOM

Bob Marley canvas

Hip Hop is my Art

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Acrylics and spray paint on canvas. Commissioned series for the Freeze Photography studio in Cape Town. www.freezephotography.blogspot.com

PROJECT  /  HIP HOP IS MY ART  /  CLIENT  /  FREEZE PHOTOGRAPHY

Hip-Hop is my art

Ichi

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Acrylics, pen, ink, markers and spray paint on canvas. Canvas set created for a group exhibition entitled My Imaginary Friend, hosted by Mischif, a South African street wear label.

PROJECT  /  ICHI  /  CLIENT  /  MISCHIF SKATEBOARDS

Ichi

Radiofox

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Acrylics on canvas.

PROJECT  /  RADIOFOX  /  CLIENT  /  BASELINE STUDIO

Radiofox

Surf and Turf

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Custom surfboards and skate decks, designed for a street board exhibition in 2009. Acrylics, stencils and spray paint on wood and fiberglass.

PROJECT  /  SURF AND TURF  /  CLIENT  /  PERSONAL

Surf and Turf

Bionic Scar

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Acrylics and spray paint on canvas.

PROJECT  /  BIONIC SCAR  /  CLIENT  /  BASELINE STUDIO

Bionic Scar

FunkDojo

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Acrylics, markers and spray paint on canvas. Series created for the 2008 International Crack Panther comics exhibition in Rome, Italy. www.forteprenestino.net

PROJECT  /  FUNKDOJO  /  CLIENT  /  CRACK PANTHER

FunkDojo

Winter Vibe

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Acrylics, stencils and spray paint on canvas.

PROJECT  /  WINTER VIBE

Winter vibe

Custom Sneaks

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Custom sneaker design. Markers, stencils and spray paint on canvas.

PROJECT  /  CUSTOM SNEAKS

EJ von LYRIK Custom Sneaks

Jimi Vinyl

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Stencil, spray paint and acrylics on vinyl.

PROJECT  /  JIMI

Jimi Hendrix vinyl

Dozed

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Acrylics on canvas. Private commission.

PROJECT  /  DOZED

Dozed

Time-out

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Acrylics on canvas.

PROJECT  /  TIME-OUT  /  CLIENT  /  BASELINE STUDIO

Time-out

Revelation

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Acrylics on canvas.

PROJECT  /  REVELATION

Revelation

Twenty-four

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Acrylics, stencils and spray paint on canvas.

PROJECT  /  TWENTY-FOUR

Twenty-four

Dreadluv

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Pen, ink and spray paint on card.

PROJECT  /  DREADLUV

Dreadluv

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Freedom School of Martial Arts

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EJ von LYRIK and Teba Homecoming Concert - 23 sept. 2010

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EJ von LYRIK feat. Meri Kenaz - 6 jan. 2010

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Bob Marley Birthday Celebration - 6 feb. 2009

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Bob Marley Birthday Celebration - 7 feb. 2009

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EJ von LYRIK feat. Mbali Vilikazi - 20 feb. 2009

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The Rudimentals - 21 aug. 2009

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Dubmasta China - Still Blazin - 23 sept. 2009

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Dj Azuhl pre-album launch - 14 aug. 2009

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EJ von LYRIK - The Human Condition CD launch - 8 may 2010

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High Voltage Showcase feat. EJ von LYRIK, Teba and Dubmasta China - 12 march 2009

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EJ von LYRIK feat. Perspektif, DJ Azuhl, Dubmasta China - 6 march 2010

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Teba the Original Social Worker - 22 April 2010

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EJ von LYRIK and The Champions - 6 Nov 2010

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Teba - EJ von LYRIK - Mr Sakitumi - Poster

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Fashion 10

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Fashion storyboard for Woolworths South Africa. ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. )

PROJECT  /  FASHION 10  /  CLIENT  /  WOOLWORTHS SA

Storyboard Fashion 10
Storyboard Fashion 10

Property Market

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Property Genie print ad renderings. ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. )

PROJECT  /  PROPERTY MARKET  /  CLIENT  /  PROPERTY GENIE

Storyboard Property Genie

Rocket Rabbit

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Storyboard frames for an animation for 8 Ink Media’s Hip 2 be Square website. During the site’s upgrade I was requested to design a bunny character that gets beamed up into a flying saucer, and gets released as an upgraded, superhero version of himself. Instead of a normal upgrade message, the animation would appear when the user logs on to www.hip2be2.com.

PROJECT  /  ROCKET RABBIT  /  CLIENT  /  8 INK MEDIA

Storyboard Rocket Rabbit

Drawings

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A selection of personal favourites from one of many sketchbooks.

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Artists

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Dorkdread

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Ichi 2004

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Phaze

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Pow !

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Random Humans

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Twenty-three

Hyundai Sponge Bob

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Hyundai Getz TV storyboard. ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. )

PROJECT  /  HYUNDAI SPONGE BOB  /  CLIENT  /  HYUNDAI

Storyboard Hyundai Sponge Bob
Storyboard Hyundai Sponge Bob

Skip Intelligent Colours

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Storyboard for a Skip TVC pitch, advertising Skip washing powder’s Intelligent Colours range. ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. )

PROJECT  /  SKIP INTELLIGENT COLOURS  /  CLIENT  /  SKIP WASHING POWDER

Storyboard Skip

Alive with F1

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Formula 1 Bahrain TVC pitch.

PROJECT  /  ALIVE WITH F1  /  CLIENT  /  LOWE MENA BAHRAIN

Storyboard Formula 1 Bahrain

Storyboarding

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PROJECT  /  STORYBOARDING

Storyboarding

The Clonious

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Austrian record label Affine approached me for a poster design to promote the debut South African concert of the Vienna-based electro artist The Clonious. Accompanied by fellow Austrian musicians Lehrl and Cid-Rim, the trio were joined by South Africa’s Mr Sakitumi for the Cape Town event.

PROJECT  /  THE CLONIOUS  /  CLIENT  /  AFFINE RECORDS AUSTRIA

The Clonious poster

Carlito’s Way

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Illustration of Carlo Thompson, guitar player for South African band EJ von LYRIK and The Champions, regular guests at the Paleo Festival in Switzerland.

PROJECT  /  CARLITO’S WAY  /  CLIENT  /  HIGH VOLTAGE ENTERTAINMENT

Carlo Thomson

Jimi Hendrix

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Poster design advertising the wide range of music available at Musica, a leading South African lifestyle retail outlet. Thousands of music notes were used to create the image of Jimi Hendrix, in order to illustrate how one store houses all the music one could desire.  2006 GOLD LOERIE WINNER. ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. )

PROJECT  /  JIMI HENDRIX  /  CLIENT  /  MUSICA

Jimi Hendrix

King Kong

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The Jimi Hendrix concept was branched out to advertise Musica’s impressive dvd collection, this time by physically building the popular image of King Kong with strips from old film reels. ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. )

PROJECT  /  KING KONG  /  CLIENT  /  MUSICA

King Kong Musica

Terror Bird

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One of a series of personal illustrations inspired by the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

PROJECT  /  TERROR BIRD

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Terror Bird

The Roosta

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Poster design for well-known South African stand-up comedian Ndumiso Lindi, nicknamed “The Roosta”. www.ndumisolindi.wordpress.com

PROJECT  /  THE ROOSTA  /  CLIENT  /  NDUMISO LINDI

Ndumiso Lindi - The Roosta

Jamming

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Illustration inspired by Cape Town’s late 90′s music scene.

PROJECT  /  JAMMING

Jamming - Cape Town's late 90's music scene

Majoni

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Illustrations created for an Austrian / South African music project entitled “Majoni”. The illustrations are of the different musicians who collaborated to create the music. Created partly in Cape Town, and partly in Vienna, the music was published by independent U.S. label Percepts Recordings.

PROJECT  /  MAJONI  /  CLIENT  /  PERCEPTS RECORDINGS

Majoni - Kava profile
Majoni - Kava
Majoni - Gregor
Majoni - Crosby

Anthony Kiedis

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Portrait of Anthony Kiedis, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

PROJECT  /  ANTHONY KIEDIS

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Anthony Kiedis

Surf and Turf

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Custom surfboards and skate decks designed for a street culture exhibition hosted by Alpha Longboards.

PROJECT  /  SURF AND TURF  /  CLIENT  /  ALPHA LONGBOARDS

Surf and Turf - Custom surfboards and skate decks

Palm Strike

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Selected layouts from the illustrated cd cover of EJ von LYRIK’s 2010 album entitled “The Human Condition” (Click here to see the full cd cover design). www.ejvonlyrik.com

PROJECT  /  HUMAN CONDITION  /  CLIENT  /  EJ VON LYRIK

Palm Strike - EJ von LYRIK -
Palm Strike - EJ von LYRIK -

The Champions

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The band known simply as “The Champions” consists of some of South-Africa’s most sought-after musicians, and backs the artists EJ von LYRIK and Teba the Original Social Worker.

PROJECT  /  THE CHAMPIONS

EJ von LYRIK and The Champions
EJ von LYRIK and The Champions

Ulla-Waza

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A visit to Japan during 2007 inspired this artwork themed around Tokyo’s techno overload. At the end it became the birthday gift for a close personal friend.

PROJECT  /  ULLA-WAZA

Ulla Waza

Ippon

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Originally intended as a t-shirt design, this hand-drawn illustration became one of many pieces depicting the techniques used in Japanese Martial Art systems.

PROJECT  /  IPPON

Ippon Illustration

Seriously Chilled

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Illustrations inspired by Cape Town’s relaxed surf culture and lifestyle. The artwork originated from a concept for a surf-themed comic to be realized in the future.

PROJECT  /  SERIOUSLY CHILLED

Seriously Chilled - Logo
Seriously Chilled - Mike Held
Seriously Chilled - Mike Held

City Style

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Personal Illustration themed around ever-changing urban fashion trends.

PROJECT  /  CITY STYLE

City Style

Rocket Rabbit

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Character design for an animation for 8 Ink Media’s Hip 2 be Square website. During the site’s upgrade I was requested to design a bunny character that gets beamed up into a flying saucer, and gets released as an upgraded, superhero version of himself. Instead of a normal upgrade message, the animation would appear when the user logs on to www.hip2be2.com. Click here for the full storyboard.

PROJECT  /  ROCKET RABBIT  /  CLIENT  /  8 INK MEDIA

Rocket Rabbit

Imposter

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PROJECT  /  IMPOSTER

Imposter

Three Clouds

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PROJECT  /  THREE CLOUDS

Three Clouds

Game Set Match

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Characters created for an on-line tennis game concept.

PROJECT  /  GAME SET MATCH

Game Set Match - Tennis players

Ichi

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Acrylic painting set created for an exhibition entitled “My Imaginary Friend”, hosted by Mischif, a South African street wear label.

PROJECT  /  ICHI

Mischif - My Imaginary Friend - Ichi painting

Outergalactic

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Comic style illustrations about superheroes from outer space.

PROJECT  /  OUTERGALACTIC

Outergalactic

EJ and The Champions

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Music poster design for EJ von LYRIK and The Champions.

PROJECT  /  EJ AND THE CHAMPIONS  /  CLIENT  /  HIGH VOLTAGE ENTERTAINMENT

EJ von LYRIK gig poster

EJ von LYRIK feat. Meri Kenaz

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Poster design for an EJ von LYRIK and Meri Kenaz concert.

PROJECT  /  EJ VON LYRIK FEAT. MERI KENAZ  /  CLIENT  /  HIGH VOLTAGE ENTERTAINMENT

EJ von LYRIK feat. Meri Kenaz gig poster

Where’s Wally

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“Where’s Wally” style illustration to advertise the Hyundai Santa Fe’s ability to allow one to escape to the world of nature, to be tucked away deep in a jungle, far from the hustle and bustle of daily city life. 2006 SILVER EAGLE WINNER (X2)  /  2007 ONE SHOW FINALIST  /  2007 CANNES FINALIST

PROJECT  /  WHERE’S WALLY  /  CLIENT  /  HYUNDAI

Where's Wally

Larry McDonald

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T-shirt design of Larry McDonald, legendary Jamaican percussionist of Bob Marley and the Wailers. The design was done for the release of McDonald’s 2009 album “Drumquestra”. McDonald is regarded by many as a premier reggae percussionist and has worked with music legends such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bad Brains and Lee Scratch Perry.

PROJECT  /  LARRY MCDONALD  /  CLIENT  /  MEDIA CPR

Larry McDonald

Ellick Williams

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PROJECT  /  ELLICK WILLIAMS

Ellick Williams

The Rudimentals

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Music Poster for a concert by the African Ska band The Rudimentals.

PROJECT  /  THE RUDIMENTALS  /  CLIENT  /  THE RUDIMENTALS

The Rudimentals

Homecoming

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During 2010, the Cape Town band EJ von LYRIK and The Champions embarked on a colossal European tour, playing on major global stages such as the Paleo Festival in Switzerland, alongside acts like as Jamiroquai and Gentleman. Upon their return to Africa, they played a legendary show to their hometown audience.

PROJECT  /  HOMECOMING  /  CLIENT  /  HIGH VOLTAGE ENTERTAINMENT

EJ von LYRIK and Teba - Homecoming

A World Awaits

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Corporate stationery created for Musica by utilising black and white illustrations of popular musicians, as well as gaming and movie characters. The characters’ world and reality takes over the stationery, inviting the viewer to Musica’s world of entertainment. Collaboration with Brandt Botes and the production house Masters and Savant. ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. ) www.musica.co.za

PROJECT  /  A WORLD AWAITS  /  CLIENT  /  MUSICA

Musica - A world awaits
Musica - A world awaits
Musica - A world awaits
Musica - A world awaits

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Wanna be a Rock Star ?

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Packaging design for a range of Musica’s products, selling the lifestyle of a rock star. This project was a collaboration with a team of designers to illustrate (by hand) the packaging graphics for this special range of products. The items included breath mints, deodorant, lip balm, boxer shorts, a woolen cap and in true rock star fashion, “socks for your crotch”. 2010 D & AD YELLOW PENCIL NOMINEE  /  2009 LOERIE FINALIST ( This work was created while working for the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town. )

PROJECT  /  WANNA BE A ROCK STAR ?  /  CLIENT  /  MUSICA

Musica - Wanna be a rock star ?
Musica - Wanna be a rock star ?
Musica - Wanna be a rock star ?
Musica - Wanna be a rock star ?
Musica - Wanna be a rock star ?

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African Shockwave Vol. 1 – DJ Azuhl & Grenville Williams

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CD design for Platform 7 Productions. Two of Africa’s most accomplished musicians, DJ Azuhl and Grenville Williams, present African Shockwave, a hip-hop showcase infused with old-skool funk. With an extensive list of achievements, the duo’s highlights include the Yes We Can Tour in Bremen, Germany during October 2010.

PROJECT  /  AFRICAN SHOCKWAVE VOL. 1  /  CLIENT  /  PLATFORM 7 PRODUCTIONS

Shockwave CD
Shockwave CD

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Chic Afrique – Gazelle

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For the album artwork for African electro band Gazelle, I collaborated with the band’s lead vocalist Xander Ferreira. After we co-conceptualized the cd cover, Xander was responsible for the photography and design, while I illustrated the “mural” images inside the booklet, by digitally layering my illustrations of the band over photographs of Cape Town’s city walls. The band has had global success, and sponsors such as Adidas and Red Bull. www.yogazelle.com

PROJECT  /  CHIC-AFRIQUE  /  CLIENT  /  GAZELLE

Gazelle - Chic Afrique CD
Gazelle - Chic Afrique CD
Gazelle - Chic Afrique CD
Gazelle - Chic Afrique CD

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Freedom School of Martial Arts – Corporate Identity

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The Freedom School of Martial Arts in Cape Town teaches different martial disciplines. Started from the pure love of martial arts, its founder is African, but he has trained all over Asia in pursuit of excellence. The logo combines Chinese elements and an icon of the African continent, communicating the sense of freedom that is found in embracing arts from different corners of the globe. Photography by Cuan Hahndiek. www.freedomfightingarts.com

PROJECT  /  FREEDOM SCHOOL C.I.  /  CLIENT  /  FREEDOM SCHOOL OF MARTIAL ARTS

Freedom School of Martial Arts brochure
Freedom School of Martial Arts brochure
Freedom School of Martial Arts brochure
Freedom School of Martial Arts brochure
Freedom School of Martial Arts brochure

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The Human Condition – EJ von LYRIK

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EJ von LYRIK’s 2010 album The Human Condition was a breakout success and became an instant South African classic. A European tour followed, as well as numerous collaborations with artists from Europe and Africa. The album art displays futuristic battle scenes as metaphors for the daily battles everyone must face. www.ejvonlyrik.com

PROJECT  /  THE HUMAN CONDITION  /  CLIENT  /  HIGH VOLTAGE ENTERTAINMENT

EJ von LYRIK - The Human Condition
EJ von LYRIK - The Human Condition
EJ von LYRIK - The Human Condition
EJ von LYRIK - The Human Condition
EJ von LYRIK - The Human Condition
EJ von LYRIK - The Human Condition

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