Sindiso Nyoni, street name “R!OT” is a Bulawayo native (born and raised in Zimbabwe). He is a self developed artist, activist, multi-disciplinary designer and contemporary illustrator who left Zimbabwe for Johannesburg in 2005. He enrolled in a 4 year Communication Design course while working as a bar man and freelance artist/designer to pay for college tuition. In 2008, R!OT graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a BTech in Graphic Design. His work is inspired by comic book art, the year 1968, vintage animation and typography. Produced artwork primarily consists of mixed media which includes pencil, ink, pastels, gauche, and acrylic. His work is digitally fused to create a subversive African ‘street’ style.
His client list includes Nike, Adidas, Smirnoff, and many others. I have also included a project video for a proposed “Absolut Blank” that Sindiso created: