Heather with 2Summers in Motion prints

2Summers in Motion

Many months ago, as I often do, I was talking to my friend Fiver about this blog. I was saying it was time for a new header image, and Fiver said she wanted to create something using linoprints. I said that sounded great. That’s how “2Summers in Motion” was born.

2Summers in motion banner2Summers in Motion.

I didn’t give Fiver any direction at all — I just asked her to make something and this is what she made. She’s talented like that. Each of the images portrays a different mode of transportation I’ve used in or around Joburg. The patterns in the background are inspired by South African shweshwe fabric.

Fiver making linoprintFiver making one of the prints for the 2Summers in Motion series. You can see more pictures of Fiver working in this post about my business cards, which incorporate the same images.

Once Fiver started making these prints, she realized she wanted to do a lot more with them than just make a blog header. She started printing the images on different kinds of paper, with different kinds of paint, with different patterns all around them. Her customers, including me, started buying the prints.

Fiver double decker bus print2Summers in Motion print. (Photos courtesy of Fiver Löcker)

Airplane 2Summers in Motion printAnother one.

Car 2Summers in Motion printAnd another. I love that my own little four-wheeled friend is part of the series. This car, named for my dear friend Henrike, is very special to me.

If you live in Joburg and are interested in buying a 2Summers in Motion print (or three), you can visit Fiver at her beautiful studio on GwiGwi Mrwebi Street in Newtown. Contact her at fiver.locker@gmail.com to arrange a time. Fiver will also be including some of these prints in an upcoming group show with a female printer collective called the Printing Girls, so keep an eye on their Facebook page for details. Also you can see more of Fiver’s work on Instagram.

If you live elsewhere, you can buy Fiver’s work on this website. The 2Summers in Motion prints aren’t there yet but they will be soon.

Heather with 2Summers in Motion printsI bought these. (Photo by Fiver Löcker)

I’m really excited about this new design. It feels like the right time for a 2Summers rebirth. I hope you all like it too. I’ve got some more exciting projects in the works — the 2Summers wheels are in motion, so to speak — so wait for it.

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27 Comments

  • Reply dizzylexa March 29, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Love the new header.

    • Reply 2summers March 29, 2018 at 9:55 am

      Thanks, I do too!

  • Reply Julie March 29, 2018 at 10:17 am

    So cool heather!

    • Reply 2summers March 29, 2018 at 10:20 am

      Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Awesomerichy March 29, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Interesting!

    • Reply 2summers March 30, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      I think so too.

  • Reply foxtrotindigo March 29, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Brilliant! Great new look – it’s very you. I might have to pay Fiver a visit 😉

    • Reply 2summers March 29, 2018 at 11:33 am

      You must! The prints are very affordable too 🙂

  • Reply violetonlineisonline March 29, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    very very cool.

    • Reply 2summers March 29, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks. I think we just simultaneously commented on each other’s posts!

  • Reply Fiver March 29, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks for the compliments Heather. I’ve had such a great time making these. Everyone is welcome to visit at the studio.

    • Reply 2summers March 29, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      You’re the best, Printer Girl. (Sorry I had to.) But really you’re the best.

    • Reply foxtrotindigo March 29, 2018 at 5:14 pm

      I’ll definitely be popping past. Really beautiful work.

  • Reply autumnashbough March 29, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Those are marvelous prints. Unique, quirky — and they set the theme to your blog perfectly. Well done, Fiver!

    • Reply 2summers March 30, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Eva Melusine Thieme March 30, 2018 at 6:03 am

    Love it! Great stuff, Fiver!

    • Reply 2summers March 30, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      😊

  • Reply Lani March 30, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I hope you don’t mind me admitting this, but I wasn’t a big fan of your other header. I know a fan and a friend did it for you, so that’s really special. But I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this look. I even like the orange tags in the sidebar. Tell Fiverr she did an excellent job 🙂

    • Reply 2summers March 30, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      Hahaha, I’m with her right now and I just told her. She actually did the old too – her art has evolved since then 🙂

      • Reply Lani March 30, 2018 at 1:41 pm

        Well, then. It’s better than the other way around. Hahaha. xo

  • Reply thirdeyemom March 31, 2018 at 12:38 am

    Love the new design! Fanatastic!

    • Reply 2summers March 31, 2018 at 7:31 am

      Thanks!

  • Reply durbanroots April 1, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Yes! Love this header so much more!

    • Reply 2summers April 1, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks!

  • Reply MapleAndMarula April 3, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Such a great header! I love that there’s a taxi on there. Nothing screams “getting around in South Africa” more than those. I have a love/hate relationship with them. I understand the need for them and the urgency of the drivers, but I also love to threaten to klap them (from the safety of my own bakkie) every time they do something reckless around me (every day).

    Whatever the case, I’m glad the ubiquitous taxi made it onto your header- I dig the whole thing.

    • Reply 2summers April 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      Yup, I had a taxi in my old header too. Quintessentially Jozi (and I guess Pretoria too).

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