I’ve been following Modé’s work from a distance for years now. I’m glad I now have this space to share my favourite things with you. Modé Aderinoku is an artist; all-through. From watercolours to portrait sketches to photography to fashion illustration to her custom gadget skins and accessories and comics! Yes, comics. I only recently discovered Jand Comic. It’s original and funny.


(Isn’t it great that these exist?)

Original is a word I’d use to describe Modé’s work any time. She did a collaboration last year with Nigerian House of Tara and photographer, Toyosi Faridah Kekere-Ekun – to bring to life some of her gadget skin art and if you’ve seen it before, no matter! It’s such a visual pleasure and I’m impressed by the outcome.




Here are two images from an old collection lookbook that I adored (look at that model!)



What excites me the most though, is her experimental work. I found these on Tumblr and the otherness of it is inspiring.


“Femi Keeps Cool” Indian Ink and Graphite Pencil. 


“Seyi Polka” Ink and Graphite Pencil.

Modé’s online shop is here and you can find the physical space at 4 Olumo Road, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.

(All photos are from Mode’s websites linked above.)


Written by Nik-Nak