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Shaun Gaylard

We recently stumbled upon the work of architect, designer and artist Shaun Gaylard of Blank Ink Design and couldn’t resist sharing his unique drawings with you. Focusing on the iconic buildings of Jozi and Cape Town, Shaun has drawn his choice of 24, capturing their unique characteristics in ink and honouring the tradition of technical drawing by hand. ‘Branded by its affectionate acronym JHB, each limited edition city guide is inspired by the beautiful architecture that articulates the streets and positively adds to the urban fabric of that city,’ says Shaun of his Joburg Architectural City Guide. Along with the building sketch he provides the name, address and architecture firm responsible. We think it’s a novel way of celebrating our urban architecture and each piece would look great on the wall. Get your hands on one of Shaun’s Architectural City Guides, or if you’d prefer to hone in on a single structure you can take your pick and frame it. Available from Anatomy Design in Joburg and Africandy in Cape Town. For more information, contact him on or via 071-516-9638. Text Mila Crewe-Brown