Sunday, September 28, 2014

Nice little Rip-off campagne Alopra and COMPETENCE in Brazil

So I was alerted about this PANTONE CANVAS campaign in Brazil where a studio called ALOPRA ( blatantly ripped off my characters. Run by an agency called COMPETENCE (  @competenceLab on Twitter)

Link to the rip-off job:

Link to my original exhibition (2012) :

Now usually I'm really not bothered about this kind of stuff. After all, mimicry is the biggest form of flattery :)

(EDIT: PANTONE actually has nothing to do with it. My mistake :P it was actually a job for  PAQUETÁ ESPORTES. Sorry Everyone at Pantone)

Now I know this is standard practice for advertising agencies. They brief an illustrator or studio based on a shoddy concept and something they "found" on the internet (often referred to as "reference") and they basically want you to duplicate their "reference" to fit into their script. The beautiful world of advertising.

Here's some pics for your enjoyment:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Graphic Radicals : Opening of AMAK in Muizenberg

The Legendary Zapiro will be opening the Graphic Radicals exhibition that's also the opening of AMAK, a new gallery/comics haven in Muizenberg, RSA

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Win an entire set of the VERB signature series!

The good folks at VERB is giving away an entire set of the 6 artist decks (I did one of them).
Here's the details

Monday, November 18, 2013

VERB : Lost & Found Exhibition

Revolution invites you to:

lost / found

Verb 2013 Artist Series Range Launch
lost/found: an exhibition of exploration

28 November 2013
7 - 10pm
Revolution, The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock

Verb Artist Skateboard Range 2013:
Daniel Ting Chong
Gerard Human
Hanno Van Zyl
Jade Klara
Justin Southey
Jaco Haasbroek

And artists:
Paul Senyol
Simon Berndt
Jason de Villiers
Dani Loureiro
Ninja Bread Boy
Motel 7
Justin Poulter
Cassandra Johnson
Nicola De Jager
Matthew Oldfield
Candice Jezek aka Z
Chris Valentine
Michael Dos Ramos

DJ's on vinyl from Roastin' Records

Cash bar

Good to know:
A portion of proceeds from the evening will go to Milkshed; a not-for-profit business that uses reclaimed wood to create furniture and rebuild schools.

021 447 6801

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