‘The name We-Flock came to me by chance, but its significance lies in the fact that we are all naturally drawn towards that which we feel is beautiful and intriguing’, says Claudette Maskell, the latest illustrator and screen printer on our radar. This Cape Town-based graphic designer was awarded a stand as an Emerging Creative at Design Indaba 2012 and has a definite knack for creating unique fabrics and prints.
Her intricate works are first drawn with ink and brush, are then digitally reworked and finally screen printed onto fabric or paper. When asked what inspires her unusual designs, Claudette told us that her illustrations explore aspects of ritualism, tribal art and patterning. She also finds motivation in street art, graffiti, pop culture symbolism and elements of mysticism in cultures, religions and nature. We certainly enjoy her eye for unexpected combinations and the cartoon-like appeal of her illustrations.
After graduating with an Honours degree in Graphic Design at the University of the North West (NWU), Potchefstroom, in 2011, Claudette was also a three times Loerie finalist in print, craft and mixed media campaigns, and received a number of impressive accolades during her studies.
Her prints are available at two Cape Town stores already: Vamp at 368 Albert Road, Woodstock, and Marigold at 21 De Lorentz Street, Oranjezicht. If you have any queries or wish to order any fabric or prints you can email Claudette at firstname.lastname@example.org.