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Nic Manshon

Hi, I’m Nic Manshon. Creativity, for me, started back when I was drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and entering Mother’s Day competitions for KTV. I always loved art as a kid and did it as a subject throughout my schooling career.  If I were to be totally honest, I never saw a career in creativity in high school, even though art was my highest marked subject.  Hence, I went to study personal training straight after high school and thereafter worked for Virgin Active for a while. Soon enough I realized that it wasn’t for me. Nonetheless, I believe nothing is lost with learning. After having these feelings to change my career, I started exploring creativity again. That was a good choice! The journey started out at CPUT, studying industrial design and serving at a local church, heading up the media department. After that, I got a scholarship for digital filmmaking at SAE. I never received a scholarship before so I was super stoked to do the course, not rea

Sir Abner

My name is Seboni Abner Makgamatha better known as “Sir Abner”. I’m a visual graphic artist living, working and playing in the city of Johannesburg, and I create in the field of fashion and textiles as a Art Director for David Tlale Couture and David by David Tlale diffusion line. 

I am also creator and founder of “Kimon Sam” alongside my life partner and photographer Katlego Idah Mamabolo – Content driven platform that features a collaboration of both our body of work in graphic design, fashion and style, print surface design and photographic novel all summed up into a visual Kult re-design respectively.

Every artist never stops paying his or her dues and I’ve had quiet a humbling journey to this point in my life. Being able to create or evoke feelings that people can relate to through any of the human senses has always been my ultimate aspiration and the joy they get from it my inspiration. 

Having said that, it’s the power of the “collective collaboration” that has seen me evolve as an artist first through all my trials and career.  Starting of in retail as visual merchandiser and a freelance graphic designer which was a lead and realization into the zeitgeist of fashion meets visual arts and how the two extended each other in an array of genres such as graphic design, typography, interior and textile design, and even the art of distinguishing “fashion and style” respectively.

After completing my degree in Multimedia Design I soon discovered that I wanted to do work that would combine all the fundamentals that I had learned to apply to my design aesthetic. Coupled with the minimal exposure I received through visual merchandising, working as part of the creativity supply chain in the fashion and textile industry seem to do just that…

Jockey by David Tlale AW 17 “What’s Beneath?” - Art Direction, Print and Concept

Collaboration David Tlale SS 16 _17:- Art direction and graphic visual 
Photography by Kimonsam 
Print originally by Jean du Plesis, reinterpreted by myself.

Philosophy:- “ The style of no style… Fashion never goes out of style, it’s all about the fearless expression of the wearer that embraces character”.

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