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Not Anderson is a pseudonym I gave myself after years of enduring “Pamela Anderson” jokes that happened when people met me. I’m an illustrator from South Africa. I work in mixed media- predominantly in paper collage and ink drawings. I am inspired by people, nature, and all things beautiful and dangerous.
Forgotten Paradise was the theme I was given for my collaboration with Temple of Reason, and man, did I have a lot to say. We have been given this perfect world to live in, and we have absolutely trashed the place. We have forgotten how lucky we are. Fueled by frustration and a need to create awareness, this is what I came up with. Take it in, wear it out, do something about it. I hope you enjoy.
Co-founders, Alice and Olivia are children of Africa and have been wrapped in its mesmerising fabrics since birth. Having met whilst studying Fashion Design in Cape Town, the pair were inspired to start Lalesso after traveling to the remote Island of Lamu in the North of Kenya where the coastal Swahili women adorn the khanga cloth with captivating vibrancy and grace.
With Cape Town as headquarters, over the past ten years the pair have grown, travelled and evolved along side their brand, establishing Lalesso’s summer-centrique identity of slow African luxury on a global platform whilst remaining true to their heritage and keeping sustainability at it’s core.
Lalesso’s bohemian heart is that of an adventurous African goddess. She travels the world with freedom, bravery and lightness – dancing on moonlit beaches, cascading down cobble stoned alley ways and basking in clear blue waters under the beating drum of the sun.
Come wander with us…
Fashion illustrator. London & Cape Town based “Illustrating and documenting style and culture, on trips of wanderlust” Collaborating with brands and leading creatives to create illustrations and content.
Since graduating from her MA at Central St. Martin’s London, Caroline has worked as an illustrator for clients all over the world. After fifteen years of calling the big smoke home, she decided to leave her comfort zone, and instead opt for a life of adventures and living in new cities. Caroline is at her happiest with her sketchbook, camera and some upcoming adventures. She exhibits internationally, and galleries across Europe sell her work.
She now divides her time between Cape Town, where she lives and works for the winter months, and her first home London. Only returning to explore a new part of Europe When the sun has returned, and the clocks have moved forward. Summer 2017 is being planned currently, and her search for an Italian summer studio is currently at the top of her to do list. Select clients include : Rankin, Condé Nast, Creative Review, Benefit Cosmetics, Marc Jacobs, Sephora and Fortnum & Masons
Mike Sherman is a multidisciplinary young creative from Cape Town offering a focused yet versatile skills set. He has a great love for the outdoors, travel and heavy metal. Survivor of natural disasters, and tight deadlines.
Tara Deacon is a South African Designer and Illustrator , who originally trained as an Industrial and Product Designer at the University of Johannesburg.
After an unforeseen and rather sporadic move to The Netherlands, followed by Berlin, Germany, she found herself doodling, sketching and painting more than ever before. Spending hours behind a laptop in auto cad or Photoshop began to inspire her to return to a more tactile medium of paints and paper.
The weird and wonderfulness of nature, flowers and plants is a theme she often explores in her illustrations. Her memories as a child playing in the garden and planting flowers with her mother evoke a sense of nostalgia, naivety and sensitivity ( and a fun and silly element)) in her hand illustrations. Her favorite mediums to work in are watercolor, gouache and ink.
She has worked in the field of Furniture design, graphic design, print Illustration, textile design and advertising.
Her dream job would be to collaborate with her sister , A Preschool teacher living in New York, to write and Illustrate a children’s book and get her foot in the door of publication and editorial illustration
She is currently based in Berlin, Germany but often daydreams of the vast open dry plains and smell after a summer thunderstorm in her home town of Pretoria.
Blandat was founded in 2013 by Dutch designer Debby van der Veer-Boer, a graduate of KABK in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Through the years, Debby has used her talents in a range of different working environments, from television to graphic design & illustration.
Working in the clothing industry brought experience with design, production & marketing.
After moving to Johannesburg with her family in 2012 , she decided to start her own label. This is where all the disciplines that Debby had come to master throughout the years came together and blended as one. With BLANDAT she decided to create a small print orientated brand that is based in South Africa.
BLANDAT is the Swedish word used to describe a mix of materials, colours and techniques. Literally translated, it means ‘mixed’ in all its ways. This term represents the essence of the brand; the prints are characterised by hand drawn illustrations with the always visible pencil strokes, combined with many textures.
Designs are often about playing with contrasts and meanings. The graphics frequently hold a hidden meaning. They are a place where nice and nasty come together. Then again, some designs are purely aesthetical and graphical. Textures found on the street, in nature, patterns of daily life, mixed together to become BLANDAT.
The illustrations are drawn by hand, inspired by Africa, crafts and the textures of everyday life. In every print whether it is an art print or an all-over print, the pencil is the start.