You can't fail (unless you think you can) is a typographic illustration inspired by a quote from the great late Dr. Napoleon Hill; In 1908 Andrew Carnegie commissioned Napoleon Hill to study and develop what would be later called the philosophy of individual achievement. This philosophy's main purpose was to lay out a blueprint to achieve success and happiness in life. With letters of introduction Hill set out to interview the giants of American industry (Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Thomas A. Edison, F. W. Woolworth and many more). After 20 years of research and study Napoleon Hill published Think & grow rich in 1938 which is the milestone of personal development and one of the best selling books of all time. This book has been very inspiring as well as Dr. Hill's philosophy.
Pencil drawing edited in Adobe PS.
Winning series of posters for the 7th African film festival in Tarifa, Spain (the biggest African film festival in Europe). This series of 6 posters celebrated figures, who fought for independence in different countries in Africa during the 1960s. The visuals were also used in brochures, magazines and during screenings and lectures.
I was approached to design a poster for the digital agency X Production, which also runs an independent music label. This resulted in a poster entitled Tesla, showcasing key objects identifying all areas in which X Production operates. I was given a set of words to create a visually appealing art work featuring some facts about the company (headphones and cassette tapes - the independent music label, light bulbs - ideas, iphone - app development, cameras - photography, tennis balls - the founder of the company, who just loves this sport!). Pencil and brush pen drawing edited in Adobe Photoshop.
This poster was used for a limited edition calendar showcasing artists X Production work with.
My dissertation introduced the cinema history and film posters from four different countries (Congo, Ghana, Nigeria and United States of America).
The creative part celebrates the African and Diaspora cinema, therefore I created a series of six different posters. Each one features filmmakers from different countries (Oscar Micheaux – U.S.A., Spike Lee – U.S.A., Raoul Peck – Haiti, Ralph Nwadike – Nigeria and Alain Leandre Baker from Congo).
These posters were hand drawn illustrations screen printed on cloth and t-shirts.
This is the second part of my dissertation. The typographic part included laser carved badges in wood and cardboard as well as the theoretic part; introducing the history of the African and diaspora cinema in four different countries (Congo, Nigeria, Ghana, USA).
T-Shirt design for spring-summer collection from the London based clothing brand The Affair, inspired by literature.
The Affair began in late 2007 when a strange thing happened amidst the rubble of broken dreams and the boozers of East London. Some pilgrims to this savage land decided to pool their industry experience, raw talent and shamelessly egotistical aspirations. After much beard-stroking and arguing, the original literature inspired fashion brand was born in the back alleys of Shoreditch.