Based in Cape Town, South Africa and represented by Folio, the MUTI team specializes in original and imaginative illustrations, animations, digital paintings, vector icons and custom typography.
MUTI’s illustrations were recently featured in Sports Illustrated’s 2018 Swimsuit Issue and Fashionable 50 Issue.
Although their studio has collaborated with Sports Illustrated in the past on smaller, icon-related jobs, this was their first time being approached by SI for a project of this scope. MUTI enjoyed working with Sports Illustrated because they were allowed the freedom to explore their natural style—this helped them produce some of their best work.
In creating these illustrations, MUTI’s main concern was how to visually capture each location. Because there were so many elements to include in each illustration, they favored working towards a more random layout rather than constraining the elements to a singular horizon.