Portfolio | Roger Williams Illustration

By: Roger Williams Illustration  11-11-2011

Exhibition piece created by combining vectors, ink, pencils, paint and digital media.

PROJECT  /  STRANGE GAZE

Exhibition piece combining pen, ink and digital media.

PROJECT  /  RETURN OF THE COWBOY

One of the many summer concerts organized by Blossom Strike Entertainment featured EJ von LYRIK at the Cape Farmhouse in Scarborough, Cape Town. The artwork had to capture each band member’s unique personality, as well as the band’s collective soul, funky vibe and contagious energy.

PROJECT  /  SCARBOROUGH CHAMPS  /  CLIENT  /  BLOSSOM STRIKE ENTERTAINMENT

Austrian record label Affine approached me for a poster design to promote the debut South African concert of the Vienna-based electro artist The Clonious. Accompanied by fellow Austrian musicians Lehrl and Cid-Rim, the trio were joined by South Africa’s Mr Sakitumi for the Cape Town event.

PROJECT  /  THE CLONIOUS  /  CLIENT  /  AFFINE RECORDS AUSTRIA

Illustration of Carlo Thompson, guitar player for South African band EJ von LYRIK and The Champions, regular guests at the Paleo Festival in Switzerland.

PROJECT  /  CARLITO’S WAY  /  CLIENT  /  HIGH VOLTAGE ENTERTAINMENT

Poster design advertising the wide range of music available at Musica, a leading South African lifestyle retail outlet. Thousands of music notes were used to create the image of Jimi Hendrix, in order to illustrate how one store houses all the music one could desire.  2006 GOLD LOERIE WINNER.

PROJECT  /  JIMI HENDRIX  /  CLIENT  /  MUSICA

The Jimi Hendrix concept was branched out to advertise Musica’s impressive dvd collection, this time by physically building the popular image of King Kong with strips from old film reels.

PROJECT  /  KING KONG  /  CLIENT  /  MUSICA

One of a series of personal illustrations inspired by the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

PROJECT  /  TERROR BIRD

PROJECT  /  THE ROOSTA  /  CLIENT  /  NDUMISO LINDI

Illustration inspired by Cape Town’s late 90′s music scene.

PROJECT  /  JAMMING

Illustrations created for an Austrian / South African music project entitled “Majoni”. The illustrations are of the different musicians who collaborated to create the music. Created partly in Cape Town, and partly in Vienna, the music was published by independent U.S. label Percepts Recordings.

PROJECT  /  MAJONI  /  CLIENT  /  PERCEPTS RECORDINGS




Portrait of Anthony Kiedis, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

PROJECT  /  ANTHONY KIEDIS

Custom surfboards and skate decks designed for a street culture exhibition hosted by Alpha Longboards.

PROJECT  /  SURF AND TURF  /  CLIENT  /  ALPHA LONGBOARDS

PROJECT  /  HUMAN CONDITION  /  CLIENT  /  EJ VON LYRIK


The band known simply as “The Champions” consists of some of South-Africa’s most sought-after musicians, and backs the artists EJ von LYRIK and Teba the Original Social Worker.

PROJECT  /  THE CHAMPIONS


A visit to Japan during 2007 inspired this artwork themed around Tokyo’s techno overload. At the end it became the birthday gift for a close personal friend.

PROJECT  /  ULLA-WAZA

Originally intended as a t-shirt design, this hand-drawn illustration became one of many pieces depicting the techniques used in Japanese Martial Art systems.

PROJECT  /  IPPON

Illustrations inspired by Cape Town’s relaxed surf culture and lifestyle. The artwork originated from a concept for a surf-themed comic to be realized in the future.

PROJECT  /  SERIOUSLY CHILLED



Personal Illustration themed around ever-changing urban fashion trends.

PROJECT  /  CITY STYLE

PROJECT  /  ROCKET RABBIT  /  CLIENT  /  8 INK MEDIA

PROJECT  /  IMPOSTER

PROJECT  /  THREE CLOUDS

Characters created for an on-line tennis game concept.

PROJECT  /  GAME SET MATCH

Acrylic painting set created for an exhibition entitled “My Imaginary Friend”, hosted by Mischif, a South African street wear label.

PROJECT  /  ICHI

Comic style illustrations about superheroes from outer space.

PROJECT  /  OUTERGALACTIC

Music poster design for EJ von LYRIK and The Champions.

PROJECT  /  EJ AND THE CHAMPIONS  /  CLIENT  /  HIGH VOLTAGE ENTERTAINMENT

Poster design for an EJ von LYRIK and Meri Kenaz concert.

PROJECT  /  EJ VON LYRIK FEAT. MERI KENAZ  /  CLIENT  /  HIGH VOLTAGE ENTERTAINMENT

“Where’s Wally” style illustration to advertise the Hyundai Santa Fe’s ability to allow one to escape to the world of nature, to be tucked away deep in a jungle, far from the hustle and bustle of daily city life. 2006 SILVER EAGLE WINNER (X2)  /  2007 ONE SHOW FINALIST  /  2007 CANNES FINALIST

PROJECT  /  WHERE’S WALLY  /  CLIENT  /  HYUNDAI

T-shirt design of Larry McDonald, legendary Jamaican percussionist of Bob Marley and the Wailers. The design was done for the release of McDonald’s 2009 album “Drumquestra”. McDonald is regarded by many as a premier reggae percussionist and has worked with music legends such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bad Brains and Lee Scratch Perry.

PROJECT  /  LARRY MCDONALD  /  CLIENT  /  MEDIA CPR

PROJECT  /  ELLICK WILLIAMS

Music Poster for a concert by the African Ska band The Rudimentals.

PROJECT  /  THE RUDIMENTALS  /  CLIENT  /  THE RUDIMENTALS

During 2010, the Cape Town band EJ von LYRIK and The Champions embarked on a colossal European tour, playing on major global stages such as the Paleo Festival in Switzerland, alongside acts like as Jamiroquai and Gentleman. Upon their return to Africa, they played a legendary show to their hometown audience.

PROJECT  /  HOMECOMING  /  CLIENT  /  HIGH VOLTAGE ENTERTAINMENT


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Design | Roger Williams Illustration

Two of Africa’s most accomplished musicians, DJ Azuhl and Grenville Williams, present African Shockwave, a hip-hop showcase infused with old-skool funk. The items included breath mints, deodorant, lip balm, boxer shorts, a woolen cap and in true rock star fashion, “socks for your crotch”. This project was a collaboration with a team of designers to illustrate the packaging graphics for this special range of products.


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Custom Art | Roger Williams Illustration

Canvas set created for a group exhibition entitled My Imaginary Friend, hosted by Mischif, a South African street wear label. Created for a group exhibition by the Jupiter Drawing Room entitled Hope. PROJECT / DONUT HEAVEN / CLIENT / HI-FIVE MUSIC AND CLOTHING. Acrylics, pen, ink, markers and spray paint on canvas. PROJECT / BIONIC SCAR / CLIENT / BASELINE STUDIO. Stencils and spray paint on canvas. Acrylics and markers on canvas.


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Storyboards | Roger Williams Illustration

During the site’s upgrade I was requested to design a bunny character that gets beamed up into a flying saucer, and gets released as an upgraded, superhero version of himself. Instead of a normal upgrade message, the animation would appear when the user logs on to www.hip2be2.com. PROJECT / PROPERTY MARKET / CLIENT / PROPERTY GENIE. Fashion storyboard for Woolworths South Africa. PROJECT / HYUNDAI SPONGE BOB / CLIENT / HYUNDAI.