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Take me home: December 2021

Take me home: December 2021

We’re sad to see you go but to make your departure a little bit sweeter, Il-Lokal has created a guide for you. They are a community of local designers, artists and designers, artists and independent brands

QUEER HISTORY SERIES

From a limited series inspired by all well-known artists who made their mark in the history of activism. Here are Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo, by Kyle Xuereb Cunningham, animator, illustrator and storyteller, with both digital and traditional media

CHICKEN IN THE FIGS

Illustration inspired by the seven Maltese cockerels who hang around by the fig tree below Ed’s balcony in Gozo, by Ed Dingli, Maltese designer and illustrator, who focuses mainly on social, environmental and political causes, using the power of visuals to inspire

SILLY BOTTLES

A play on drinks and their labels by Moira Zahra, a Maltese illustrator and graphic designer based in Edinburgh. The print is from a series of humoristic artworks, drawn using illustrated typography and featuring popular culture

ELEMENTS OF MALTA

The Elements of Malta series takes us on a journey of nostalgia through the alleys of our past, we remember all the things that make us who we are, our past, our present and our location. It represents all of the things that make Malta what it is and its people who they are, by Te Fit-Tazza

COASTAL TOWERS

Newest work of Max Saliba pays tribute to the 5 still standing coastal towers built by the Knights of St John found on Gozo and Comino, illustrated from dusk till the night sky and hand-printed in Gozo, by Max Saliba

MALTESE SHOP FRONTS

This print is a complete celebration of all the type one may come across when looking out for shop fronts and their signage, around the islands of Malta and Gozo. This A2 poster is hand-titled in pencil by Matthew Demarco, the artist behind Maltatype

POSITIVITY

Beppe the Prickly Pear’s shorts are Malta’s National flag. The print, Positivity, shows that one of the buckles remains intact (positive) and the other, which is negative, has fallen off. Take something negative and drop it… and all you’re left with is positivity. This A1 print is by local illustrator Zack Ritchie

UPPER BARRAKKA

A linear interpretation of the architecture found at the Upper Barrakka Gardens and the view of the Grand Harbour in Valletta. Limited edition of 30 prints, signed and numbered, by 2point3

ASTRATT MALTI

Inspired by Maltese forms, colours and characteristics, these minimalistic prints
are a perfect local touch to a modern interior, by Astrattico. The collection boasts unique and exclusive standards and all paintings are original and produced in limited quantities. This A3 print is called Astratt Malti IV

BIRDS OF THE MED

Inspired by the lush landscapes of the Mediterranean region, this series of four birds is made up of the elusive Serin, the tuneful Blackbird, the majestic Hoopoe and the ubiquitous Collared Dove, by Steven Scicluna

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