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We are super delighted to reveal from almost 40 submissions the following runners up and winning work for the 2019 Fak’ugesi Festival Poster Illustration contest – OWN YOUR FORCE ! It was very very hard to choose and we had so many favourites, we hope to share alot more of the submissions with you at Fak’ugesi Festival this year.
The following three runners up we chose as their work had beautiful design sensibility and their illustrations really resonated with the theme of the 2019 Festival. Runners up where all equal, meaning there is no first or second place, the are all just awesome.
First is someone who we have not yet had the pleasure to meet in person – Akulu Lipenga, working in the art industry in Blantyre, Malawi.
Artists that are a lot better than me, inspires me to keep creating so I might reach their level.
Our African identity
I guess I always try to make space to create the things that I want and put it out there.
It’s given us access to a lot more. The internet has so much information, so much inspiration. As a digital artist. I feel like it’s enabled me to learn and experiment with a lot more than before I really got into the digital scape.
I think it can be hard to protect our crafts in the digital playing field, so I’m actually not sure how I’d do that but I am extremely open to collaboration, all the cultures in the world know so many different things and we can really complement each other.
Then we have our leading lady Madikela Dikgale who is graphic designer in Johannesburg.
Everyday Conversations, Reading News and taking walks.
Inspired by the Caster Semenya case and the IWF and two hands showing the rainbow nation notation.
Owning my force is about maintaining a healthy mental state and being mentally fit.
Being able to manipulate things, being able to reach more masses than ever before.
At some point you need to just trust the system and let it out, every artist has their own style and yours too will show.
And Joburg based Maisha Mamabolo aka Mash who is an artist, photographer, designer who works as a freelancer in the marketing space.
My overactive imagination.
Africa being called the dark content, full of so much energy, light and force. The narrative behind Africa needs to be owned by the people.
Being fully present in every single moment.
How hasn’t it? (LOL) Digital has been instrumental in how we see and know the world today. Telling my story better.
Do good work and put it where people can see it.
And very last but certainly not least our WINNER ! the amazingly vibrant,Leigh Le Roux who works in the advertising, graphic design and UI space. Liegh has been working tirelessly over the last few weeks with our brand manager to craft his illustration to the look of Fak’ugesi Festival 2019! Thanks Leigh!
Creating is my chill thing to do alone.
My inspiration was the Feminine power.
Continuously growing in my craft.
It has become more viable. Everything.
I’m always up for collaboration.