In honour of Mandela Day, HL are celebrating with Madiba-inspired artworks. We especially love this print by Cape Town-based artist and freelance graphic designer, Quentin Horn.
Hope (Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela) Digital Print by Quentin Horn
Here’s a little bio on the artist:
‘After years of throwing away old note books used for to-do lists and client briefs, Quentin realised that there were pages full of doodles he had unconsciously drawn while either speaking to someone on the phone, trying to work out the best colour combination for a corporate identity or wondering what to have for dinner.
Quentin decided to keep a notebook and scan in all the pages to see what could be made with these doodles. After the first notebook containing 200 A4 pages of little scribbles and odd looking faces had been scanned, he started compiling these individual elements into a greater picture, but quickly realized that there were so many different textures and densities to these individual images that they can be used as ‘brush strokes’ to create depth and bring some definition to the bigger image.
The subject matter of the ‘bigger doodles’ are things, people, nature just about anything that interests him. The collection appeals to almost any age group, different interest groups and people of varying walks of life.
Quentin has also started creating the bigger doodles directly onto paper as commissions for clients using pencil and then ink for the final product. This has been an interesting experience, as now the doodles are more thought through and not as organic, but both versions have their place.’
There is an online shop opening in the not-too-distant future. For now this print is available directly from Quentin Horn at R150 (A5), R200 (A4) and R300 (A3)
For more information visit doodlesbyq.com