Gyimah Gariba, a highly talented book illustrator, was born and raised in Ghana and currently resides in Canada, where he is making a significant impact in the art world. Gyimah draws inspiration from his childhood experiences, showcasing a unique aesthetic influenced by street fashion, graffiti, and hip-hop. His notable project, “Watch the Throne,” gained widespread attention in 2011 when he transformed each song from Jay-Z’s album into stunning illustrations. With his immense potential and artistic prowess, Gyimah Gariba continues to captivate audiences, leaving us eagerly anticipating his future creations.
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Hanson Akatti is an acclaimed book illustrator known for his airbrush-like illustration style, seamlessly blending cartoony elements with pseudorealism. His distinctive artistic approach has garnered significant admiration and recognition.
Hanson made an indelible mark on the art scene early in his career with a series of wildly popular illustrations titled “The School Boy” in 2007. Since then, his captivating artwork has graced the covers and pages of renowned magazines such as Canoe (2009), Dust (2011), and A.20 (2015).
As Hanson’s talents matured, he collaborated with esteemed creators, including TV producers, children’s book writers, event organizers of acclaimed gatherings like AFROCHELLA and DETTY RAVE, and celebrated brands such as Fanice. Notably, he hosted solo exhibits like “Stargate Odyssey” in 2017 and “Hip-Life” in 2018, where he showcased his unique aesthetic sensibilities.
Hanson’s work has garnered international recognition, featuring in festivals like Re:publica Digital Culture Festival (2018), residencies like the Seven Stories exhibition (2020), campaigns such as “Reclaiming Public Space – Flat 70” (2021), and publications including Canopee Africa (2020) and Shado Magazine (2021) in the UK.
Above all, Hanson Akatti cherishes the perpetuity of culture and envisions an Africa that embraces both its past and present. His creations serve this vision. Born on January 21st, 1989, Hanson currently resides in Accra, Ghana.