Playing with Pen and Ink

Taj Francis, Illustration major, Graduate of Edna Manley College School of Arts, Kingston, Jamaica. He grew up and is a resident of the island of Jamaica, and has been doing art for as long as he can remember. The media he uses are pen and ink as well as brush and ink and spray paint. A major medium for his more popular works is digital illustrations and paintings.

Taj Francis has been featured on several online galleries. Currently he is working on a clothing line where he also does custom artwork on shoes. His artwork is stronly inspired by music and a passion for what he does, enables him to continue to grow in his skills.

Do you want to read more about Taj? Check out our interview here or his portfolio

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Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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