From Ardmore’s online auction and hand-tufted textile artworks to a cute bluetooth speaker and classic movies reinterpreted as book covers, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.
1. Ardmore’s Online Auction
South African ceramic art brand Ardmore is hosting an online auction featuring a selection of 12 handcrafted pieces, until 28 July 2020. View the online auction here or email email@example.com for more information.
Images courtesy of ardmoreceramics.co.za
2. Bongolethu Sandile Busuku’s Illustrations
Artist and illustrator Bongolethu Sandile Busuku is a visual creator based in Cape Town. His latest works, from a series called Goats, is inspired by South African television characters from popular TV shows that aired in the ’90s and early 2000s. Also featured below is an illustration from the iThemba series.
Image credit: @valela_arts on Instagram
3. Simone Saunders’ Hand-tufted Textiles
Alberta-based visual artist and actor Simone Saunders creates bright, bold textile pieces using rug hooking, tufting and weaving techniques to tell stories about social empowerment, upliftment and respect.
Image credit: @simoneelizabethtextiles on Instagram
4. Matt Stevens’s Good Movies as Old Books Project
Artist and designer Matt Stevens takes popular movies and reimagines them as old-school book covers. He uses his favourite feature films as inspiration to interpret the underlying themes into designs.
Images via hellomattstevens.com
5. Divoom Macchiato Speakers
The compact Macchiato by Divoom is a portable Bluetooth speaker that features 6W audio power and DSP technology. It comes available in a range of colours (Matcha Green, Nocturne Black, Airy Blue and Royal Pink) and is available locally via ilovestuff.co.za.
Images via divoom.com