Tucked away in a corner of Grahamstown is an old printing press. It got shown some love recently when design student (and one of my closest mates), Alex Bernatzky used it to create an analogue magazine from scratch.
Pretty cool, huh?
To launch the mag and show off his hard work, we had an exhibition opening shindig… arguably one of the nicest parts of art;)
The work was inspired by the Japanese concept of Ichi-go ichi-e referring to the uniqueness of a moment, or in this case each print. The magazine grabs and captures the moments of two of SA’s most loved music festivals (Rocking the Daisies and Oppikoppi) in all their crazy wildness.
It’s cheeky and vibrant – exactly like SA’s jong mense.
Go check out the magazine and Alex’s other work over here, and just give him a job while you’re at it. Thanks!
Eventually I will catch up to the present with the blogs. Promise.