You know those things in life that you stumble upon that give you brief bits of inspiration that strike you so deeply that they stay with you for months, even years after? There are always the staples that I revisit during the ebb and flow of life, the ones that bring warmth to my heart and my soles to the earth like the urban illustration of Dolk, a freshly made bed, slow cooking to Nina Simone, and long storytelling dinners with family and friends.
Always open to adding new elements to the inspirational repertoire; I headed to a Pecha Kucha Vancouver night at the Park Theatre last May where Marian Bantjes was one of the presenters. Her work, a beautifully obsessive mix of typography, writing, painting and design is strong and delicate, structured and poetic, and is, in short, amazing. One of my favourites is the Stefan Sagmeister Sugar series here.
Bantjes will be presenting at Emily Carr University of Art + Design as a part of the speaker series that take place in the Lecture Theatre in the Granville Island campus South Building on November 24 from 7-9pm. These events are free and open to the public. For more information on Bantjes and the event, visit this link here.