The Yay Abe illustrator shares his inspirations, Kermit memes and how he’s keeping calm
Interview: Akim Jardine | Design: Keshia Chapman | Images: Supplied
Two emails into our conversation with Cape Town-based illustrator and graphic designer Russell Abrahams and we could feel the laid-back, effortlessly cool energy that his work exudes. Ten questions later, we’re not only obsessing over his taste in music and his pandemic PSA artwork called Don’t Panic, but we’re pretty sure that the OK hand emoji (index finger to thumb, you know the one) is set to become how we sign off emails at Superbalist HQ. Read why...
Always experiment. It’s the key to learning more about your craft and expanding your mind. Most of my favourite projects have referenced the experimental work that I had done proactively, because clients can see my passion and excitement in them.