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Inus Pretorius: The Idea Factory (detail)

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Come and surrender yourself to the insane detail of Inus Pretorius’ illustrations

And so to South Africa where I was dazzled and delighted to come across the breathtaking worlds created by Inus Pretorius. Based in Pretoria, I like to think that he has taken the name of his hometown like the heroes of English myths and legends, but it could all just be a lovely coincidence. His work though is anything but coincidental, full of meticulously crafted characters and objects which build up into jaw-droppingly detailed scenes. Take just two of his recent posters – at first glance the eye can’t really settle, flitting from one scene to another trying to take it all in. But zoom in on various sections and you fully appreciated the richness of Inus’ work and the many narratives he packs in to every inch of his illustrations.

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Inus Pretorius: The Idea Factory

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Inus Pretorius: The Idea Factory (detail)

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Inus Pretorius: The Idea Factory (detail)

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Inus Pretorius: The Idea Factory (detail)

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Inus Pretorius: The Idea Factory (detail)

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Inus Pretorius: Pecha Kucha

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Inus Pretorius: Pecha Kucha

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Inus Pretorius: Pecha Kucha

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Inus Pretorius: Pecha Kucha

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Inus Pretorius: Pecha Kucha