Lauren Fowler, Cape Town born and bred, graduated with a BA in Brand Communication at the AAA School of Advertising. After a brief 3 month stint at a web design agency, Lauren quit the corporate office scene to work in the field of freelance graphic designer and illustration.
Lauren has been building her brand around her name since 2008 and opened her studio, Lost is a Place Too (http://www.lostisaplacetoo.com/) at the Woodstock Foundry in January 2012.
Fascinations include: working in fine detail with black pen, drawing fantasy houses, cross stitching, typography, making music, singing, writing on windows, patterns, making "things" and the deconstruction of ideas.
Photograph by Andrew Brauteseth
Lauren Fowler's Latest Articles
Winter in Cape Town can bite to the bone. With the beaches looking grey and thoughts of hot water bottles and hot chocolate in the air, there are still a few activities that you can get up to in the Mother City.
Every day I pass a large mural on a dilapidated building on Albert Road in Woodstock. It is a painting of two Zimbabwean men, Juma and Willard, with the quote, “Inspire ourselves to inspire each other.” I read this message every day and in return, it inspires me. Street art is for everyone without the pretence of a gallery – it belongs to everyone and no one.
Over the past 10 years, the creative scene has crept eastwards, from the heart of Long Street towards the East City district into Woodstock. Young artists and collectives are taking root in the city’s more industrial areas and breathing new life into them.