As lovers of their local art scene, the girls behind lifestyle brand Kip & Co decided it was high time to shine a light on the talented artists they had been crushing on.
[contextly_sidebar id=”NqB5OizWhvb7RRfk1KSByrub0RsqPONj”]Asking all budding arty-types to send in their own design for their chance to win a Kip & Co prize pack and, more importantly, see their print as part of a limited edition Art Series Beanbag collection, hundreds of entries began pouring in. “We spent hours drooling over the weird, wild and wonderful creative minds out there” explains Kip & Co co-founder Alex van der Sluys. “It’s made us even more pumped about the depth of talent both local and global – a serious smorgasboard of arty goodness!”
Narrowing the hundreds down to four, today Kip & Co introduce their first ever Art Series Beanbag collection, featuring the work of Letitia Green, Devinder, Mr Smudge and Rawaan.
Letitia Green, who has a background in design and illustration, combined traditional batik style influences and African inspired block print symbols of flora to create her beanbag, urban echo. A happy clash of chaos and rhythm; colour and line bounce playfully together to create an energetic and uplifting design.
Devinder, who after a break from fine arts is just getting back on the creative wagon, took guidance from fiber arts for her beanbag. With the piece beginning as a random simple line stitching on paper, Devinder had no plans in mind, before inspiration struck!
Mr Smudge, a surfer and graphic designer with a passion for illustration, based his beanbag print on the many characters he’s met through surfing; from surf crazy youth to surfboard salesmen.
Rawaan is an artist and writer from Dubai, who currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. A textile designer her winning print, Sticker Collection, was inspired by the sticker albums of her youth, full of a motley collection of all kinds of tiny precious stickers.