Timba Smits

Timba Smits is an award-winning designer, artist, illustrator, Typographer and part-time crime fighter based in East London. He’s also the Creative Director of iconic movie magazine Little white lies and Huck, the bible for youth culture.

Timba has worked collaboratively with some of the world’s leading brands including The New York Times, ESPN, SBS, WIRED Magazine, Esqurie, The Guardian, Mens Health, Mens Fitness, Johnny Cupcakes, Dunlop and Ride Snowboards as well as having been featured in numerous design, illustration and art publications, both in print and online.

Timba is very good at mixing type with illustration. He uses simple line work in his illustrations and balances it out with bold fonts. I like the way he experiments with lettering and the layout and where the text sits on the page around the illustrations. He plays with warping text to get it to sit where he likes it. He also uses gritty/grungy textures to create tone.

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