Carla is a South African designer and illustrator who works from home in Woodstock, Cape Town. She has experience designing editorial content, branding small businesses and illustrating. Latsky is her surname, it’s Polish (she isn’t) but most of her friends, teachers and colleagues have used it as a nickname from day 1, which she’s always liked. When Carla isn’t in front of her computer, you’ll find her making accessories, reading local zines or (pre-pandemic) in the crowds at exhibition openings and concerts in the city.
“Pretty Average was the title of my first exhibition of illustrations. I’ve always felt some degree of ambivalence towards my work, or at least since I chose design as a profession, and this project served as an expression of that. The imposter syndrome that weaves itself into the lives of so many designers became the foundation for a show that considers the many facets of feeling ‘pretty average’. Do we struggle to feel good about the things we make because we think their success reflects our self-worth? Maybe it’s that what we’ve dreamed up for our futures is a collection of achievements we’ve seen other people make. Of course, these dreams don’t take shape just as we imagined, because that isn’t how life works. But a little tenacity and a fake-it-til-you-make-it attitude goes a long way. So the process of dressing up some household products in pink, with cheeky names that hint at familiar feelings of anxiety, depression, perfectionism and insecurity was fun and cathartic for me (as I hope all of my personal projects will be).”
Little Latsky prints are available in sizes A3 – A0 and printed on 230gram premium matte photo paper, unmounted, framed and delivered ready to hang.
Deliveries to major city centres are charged at R80 for up to 5kg. Deliveries to minor city centres are charged at R100 for up to 5kg.
Anything over and above that weight will be charged an additional fee subject to a quote. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further should you have any queries.
7 – 10 Working Days (all prints are custom-made to order)
Box Frame with double rebate 25mm wide x 30mm high. Smooth high gloss finish in white
Narrow Solid Wood frame with single rebate 22mm wide x 22mm high. Available in Natural, Kiaat & Maple.
A3 297mm x 410mm + chosen frame width
A2 420mm x 600mm + chosen frame width
A1 600mm x 840mm + chosen frame width
A0 840mm x 1188mm + chosen frame width
A3 | A2 | A1 | A0