Tagged with 'Africa'

I love creating business cards

Designing something always makes me happy, especially when beginning to learn the usage of graphic editors such as Corel Draw. Since 1992 I regularly fall over little tasks such as creating birthday cards, invitations, poster, logos, banners, etc. Over the years I have worked with several different programs besides Corel Draw, such as Jasc Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photo Shop, Adobe Light Room, Power Point, Infranview, and other small freeware. Whatever program is available in the moment of need, I learn to use it somewhat. Making business cards I especially enjoy. The first one...

Website banners for African journey

Berlin, 2004. Before Augustas and I are heading to Africa, we set up a new website, which we aim to use as a travel diary. In order to promote our website among traveller sites, we see the need to create banners of our own. The requirements are simple: different sizes according to website banner standards, and different colors. And the big banners should possibly mirror a feeling of a journey through Africa. Thus, while Augustas continues the programming of our Africa website, I dive into the wonderful world of creating banners for the first time in my life by using Jasc Paint...

African wedding the modern way

Cape Town, South Africa, 2004. Right after my journey through Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and Botswana, I am staying with Augustas in Cape Town, where he is doing some volunteering work. We live together with one Slovakian guy and two German girls. Just a couple of days ago the Slovakian flatmate Juro asked me if I could create a nice wedding card for him to congratulate his African friends for their union. He knows I am loving the arts, so he asks if I could create something mirroring some traditional African wedding ceremony. I gather all kinds of magazines together in search...

Exposed Mind

What would a psychoanalyst likely be interpreting when getting this drawing into his hands? Under which category would I fall? Whichever it is, it is rather a presumption. And in order to prevent any of those, here my truth 😉 It is December 2002. Christmas is approaching, and my mind is loaded with activities waiting ahead and laying behind. There is this photography book of my friend Michael, which mirrors African tribal life. One close-up photograph catches my focus. Fascinated by his delightful appearance, I pull out my magic pencil and let it fly over the sheet of paper....