Karabo Poppy Moletsane is a South African illustrator, street artist and graphic designer based in Johannesburg. Inspired by the African aesthetic, Karabo counts Google, Nike, Calvin Klein and Netflix among her clients. Her illustrations dance with pattern, bold expressive lines and irregular type all rendered in unconventional color combinations, and we wanted them on WePresent. Karabo spoke to us about growing up, her zine Sho’t Left and how by creating her art in the streets of South Africa, she succeeds in making her work accessible to the people that inspire it.
“I see everyday Africans as the saints, heroes or sacred figures of the African aesthetic.”