Creative Feature: A Fresh Take on Vintage Pop Art, “Monchi” by Nyanza D

Creative Feature – Monchi by Nyanza D
"Girl with pastel green hair and lollipop" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Girl with pastel green hair and lollipop” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

Brilliant pop art series, “Monchi,” centers retro-futurist women of color and their varied beauty — stretch marks included.

Created by London-based artist Nyanza D, the artwork is inspired by an assortment of influences: 1960s black feminists, the UK garage era, 1990s Lil Kim, fashion editorials, 1970s comics, Sailor Moon, Grace Jones, and Nyanzi’s own Nigerian/Tanzanian heritage.

Each vibrantly hued piece is hand-drawn, digitally edited and processed on card stock or silk paper. Shop the collection at etsy.com and keep up with Nyanzi via Instagram.

"Deborah" from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Deborah” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Penelope" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Penelope” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Nina" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Nina” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Julia" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Julia” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"The Body - Lingerie" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“The Body – Lingerie” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Curly gradient haired mermaid-esque" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Curly gradient haired mermaid-esque” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"The Dreaming" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“The Dreaming” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"West African girl 'Basking in the Light'" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“West African girl ‘Basking in the Light'” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Editorial inspired gradient haired" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Editorial inspired gradient haired” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"1970s comic influenced" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“1970s comic influenced” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Ice cream shades" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Ice cream shades” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Asha" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Asha” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Violet" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Violet” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Phoebe" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Phoebe” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Bre" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Bre” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Luna" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Luna” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Kat" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Kat” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Get Free semi-nude" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Get Free semi-nude” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Zara spring pastel" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Zara spring pastel” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Sienna Grace Jones-inspired" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Sienna Grace Jones-inspired” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Dylan ombre pastel hair" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Dylan ombre pastel hair” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Ariel" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Ariel” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

"Halloween 'Lips Wired Shut'" Poster from "Monchi" by Nyanza D

“Halloween ‘Lips Wired Shut'” Poster from “Monchi” by Nyanza D

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