We’re really digging our birthday month and as part of our celebrations we’re featuring four awesome artists who have given us their interpretation of our three main themes, i.e. gaming, tech and geek entertainment.
The featured artists, namely Neil “Boeta” Phyf, Anja “Nanna” Venter, Philip “DieHonest” Botha and Willem Samuel, all have different styles and we love each artists’ interpretation of our awesome site and the categories our viewers dig the most.
This week we’re featuring the rad works of Philip Botha. Philip drew up some tattoo flash designs based on his early experience of gaming and tech, with reference to Atari, Nintendo etc.
We loved them so much we had to have them on us immediately, check them out:
Born and raised in Durban, Philip Botha was one of the first graffiti writers ever in the coastal city and was definitely the one who put it on the map in the early 2000s. These days, he still dabbles in it when able to find the time in his busy schedule. Philip has been living in Johannesburg for the last 4 years, and making tattoos for 3 of them. He pulls influence from early 1900s – 1940s tattoo designs, as well as folk/outsider art, advertising, religious imagery and silent-era cartoons.
Philip has done commercial graffiti work for everyone from MTV to Nike, Google and even the United Nations, and proud to say he’s never become a street artist, he remains true to his graffiti-writing ways. Come December, Philip will be relocating to Cape Town with his wife and cat, to work at Tyler B Murphy’s infamous Sins of Style tattoo parlour.