Hanno van Zyl is an independent artist, designer & illustrator.


Working from the collaborative studio space, Only Today in Cape Town, his work explores the overlooked narratives of everyday South African objects and spaces with an acutely critical eye. After graduating with a degree in Visual communication from the University of Stellenbosch he has developed his design practice to be sophisticated, process-driven and timely, with a keen focus on identity and editorial design.


University of Stellenbosch, Bachelor of arts, Visual Communication, 2010

Solo exhibition:

2016 Pay Dirt, Salon91 gallery, Cape Town

Selected group exhibitions:

2016 — Oracle, Salon91 gallery, Cape Town
2016 — Static, Kalashnikov gallery, Johannesburg
2015 — Stellar, Salon91 gallery, Cape Town
2015 — Speechless, Erdmann contemporary gallery, Cape Town
2015 — Those who wander, Salon91 gallery, Cape Town
2013 — The path less deconstructed, .M contemporary gallery, Sydney

Art fairs:

2016 — Comic art Africa exhibition, That art fair, Cape Town
2016 — Salon91 gallery stand, Turbine art fair, Johannesburg
2015 — Salon91 gallery, Black out exhibition, Turbine art fair, Johannesburg
2013 — Cité du design, Vous voulez rire exhibition, Bienalle internationale design, Saint Étienne


Fader — Richardson, Nikita: Death Grips Share Video For “Eh”, 16 July, 2016
Hypebeast — Patrick, Montes: Death Grips Drop a Schizophrenic Visual for "Eh", 16 July, 2016
Spin — Anna, Gaca: Death Grips’ Neon-Hued ‘Eh’ Video Is a Screensaver From 2003, 15 July, 2016
Fact — Laurent, Fintoni: Death Grips digitize themselves in video for ‘Eh', 15 July, 2016
Stereogum — Rettig, James: Death Grips – “Eh” Video, 15 July, 2016
10and5 — Pinto, Gabriella: The graphic dialogue of everyday objects, August 2, 2016
Cape Times — Jolly, Lucinda: Wander into an illustrators world, August12, 2014, p.7
Behance — Graphic Design Gallery, 26 January, 2015
Behance — Graphic Design Gallery, 7 February, 2015
10and5 — Cowie, Alix-Rose: Ink Meets Pixels in Hanno van Zyl’s Mostly Monochrome Art and Design, October 9, 2014


Iconism: Modern Design of Icons and Pictograms, 
Sandu Publishing, 2020
Graphic Fest: Spot-on identities for festivals & fairs, Victionary, 2019
Designing your Identity: Stationery design by Wang Shaoqiang, Sandu Publishing, 2015
Delicious: Branding and design for cafés, patisseries and chocolate boutiques, Flamant, 2018


2018 — Guest lecturer, Vega Advertising School
2018 — Hosted a 2-week branding workshop, Umuzi Academy
2016 — Guest lecturer, Stellenbosch University
2015 — Guest lecturer, Stellenbosch University
2015 — Sessional instructor, Stellenbosch University


Only Today Studio
A201, Woodstock Exchange
66 Albert Rd.
Cape Town