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Dear Sir Collection by Lorenzo Nassimbeni

For this fabric and wallcovering design collection, Lorenzo Nassimbeni drew inspiration from iconic South African buildings designed by renowned architect, Sir. Herbert Baker. The designs are based on original freehand drawings created in ink on paper.

The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia building, Church Square, Cape Town, South Africa 1905 [2011]. Hand-printed and hand-made scatter cushion-65cm x 75cm.

Kelvin Grove, Campground Road, Cape Town, South Africa [2011]. Hand-printed and hand-made scatter cushion -34cm x 80cm.

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Lorenzo Nassimbeni’s fabric design named in VISI magazine’s top 50 designs since 1998

VISI magazine celebrated the publication of their 50th edition last month. To commemorate this achievement, they selected their top 50 designs since 1998 (the year of their establishment) and held an exhibition. These designs included both local and international items. Lorenzo Nassimbeni’s fabric design was chosen as 1 of these 50.

Lorenzo was also asked by VISI to create an online profile of his top 10 designs over the last 12 years – since VISI was first published. You can view the profile here:


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Cape Town Animators, Illustrators and Cartoonists

Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most important creative hubs. Cape Town Creatives was started with the vision to centralise information relating to the creative industry in Cape Town. Here is a list of excellent illustrators, animators and cartoonists based in Cape Town. Click on the names below to view the full portfolios on the Cape Town Creatives website.

  1. Character Matters Animation Studio
  2. Jesse Breytenbach
  3. Plasticboy
  4. Sandy Mitchell
  5. Heather Moore
  6. Chip Snaddon
  7. Lorenzo Nassimbeni
  8. RGB and Alpha
  9. Pinkie Wilson
  10. Doug Powell