this 24-year-old artist blends south african influences with pop culture for a dynamic portrait series

March 16, 2017

Thabiso Mbambo is a graphic designer and illustrator whose portraits are a vibrant mix of traditional South African influences with pop culture fashion trends. Based in Durban, the 24-year-old’s art seems to jump off the page with its bold coloring and unique styling:

By Hari Ziyad*, AFROPUNK Contributor

*Hari Ziyad is a New York based storyteller and writer for AFROPUNK. They are also the editor-in-chief of RaceBaitR, deputy editor of Black Youth Project, and assistant editor of Vinyl Poetry & Prose. You can follow them on Twitter @hariziyad.