ICYMI, we ran a design collab competition on our socials in August called Our Streets. 🏆
We were on the hunt for kick-ass creatives who could graffiti, photograph or illustrate. 🖌
The brief was to send us their take on an iconic skyline in their hood; CPT, Jozi or Durbs 🌍
The whole purpose of the collab was to uplift up & coming creatives & to give them a platform to showcase their work #dowhatsright. 💯
We chose 3 winners (one p/city) & each of them will be showing off their work in the windows of our selected stores. 🙌
But that wasn’t it fam! They each won R15K in creative supplies 💸
So now that you know the background, let’s intro you to our DBN winner…
Meet Lyden Pather AKA @lyden___96, a Graphic Designer | Fine Artist | Tattoo Artist I mean woooow, this 22 year old dude (who grew up in Tongaat) has got some skills! 👏
1. What’s your creative story?
I’ve always been passionate about art so I’m currently studying Graphic Design at Durban University of Technology & I’m working as a junior designer at Assegai & Javelin.💼
2. What’s your everyday hustle like?
It’s all about juggling my work & campus life right now but I’ve been bred for this sort of stress LOL. 🙈
3. Besides iconic skyline brief, what was the inspo behind your piece?
I wasn’t really interested in taking a cliché approach of a skyline illustration but rather capture what’s true to Durban.
So I chose to illustrate the Victoria Street market – something that’s iconic & is well-known with the locals. 👭👬
4. Earphones in… what’s on your playlist RN?
Black Coffee & David Guetta…Drive 🎶
5. Most creative or fun gig you’ve worked on?
“Brand yourself” was a campus project I was tasked with & it was the best project for me ‘cos I got to see what defines me & what makes me who I am. ⚡
6. If we snatched yo’ backpack, what would we find in it?
A lot of snacks 🍿🍫, hard-drive, a couple of USBs (that probably don’t belong to me lol) & a sketch pad.
7. Key items for summer that you’ll be spotted wearing?
Board shorts, tees & vests – that’s generally the summer vibe I go for. ☀🌊
Lyden decided to spend his cash money at PnA; an arts & craft, stationery & book retailer. Check him out on the gram: @lyden___96
Stay tuned to see who our next winner is! ✌