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digital artist brings south african punks to life

September 26, 2018
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What’s more Punk than freedom of expression? Especially when it allows the reinterpretion of one’s own culture in a way that speaks to their true essence. South African digital illustrator Thabiso Lindani has taken the spirit of Punk and imbued vibrant characters from various South African tribes with it.

Culture is a significant aspect of South African identity. Lindani has provided imagery that expands the boundaries a young South African’s heritage. This is the essence of AFROPUNK: opening the world up to the limitless nature of Black identity, and celebrating that expanse in all the forms brought forward by the people.

Lindani’s designs feel alive with the presence of their innate individuality. They exude freedom, the kind that allows given tribe and created tribe to join together under the umbrella of unencumbered¬†expression.

 

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Swati Punk #digitalart #digitalpainting #illustration #art #swatipunk #zatribeseries #creativedurban #youngblackartist

A post shared by Thabiso Lindani Mbambo (@thabiso_lindani) on Jun 20, 2017 at 1:06am PDT

 

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Xhosa Punk #digitalart #digitalpainting #illustration #art #xhosapunk #satribes

A post shared by Thabiso Lindani Mbambo (@thabiso_lindani) on Dec 8, 2016 at 11:53pm PST

 

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Xhosa Punk #digitalart #digitalpainting #illustration #art #xhosapunk #satribes

A post shared by Thabiso Lindani Mbambo (@thabiso_lindani) on Dec 8, 2016 at 11:45pm PST

 

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Zulu Punk #Digitalart #Digitalpainting #illustration #zulupunks #myart #art

A post shared by Thabiso Lindani Mbambo (@thabiso_lindani) on Oct 24, 2016 at 12:57am PDT

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