wines of the cape

i discovered this rad little gem hidden in the depths of a bookcase at my parent’s house (as you do). it was printed in paarl in 1959. the entire thing is illustrated by roman waher, who i unfortunately can’t find any more information on (sometimes the internet doesn’t have all the answers, who knew?). after a bit of digging around all i could i could find out was that he contributed to a number of other africana books.

if you’re a fan of mid century illustration, be sure to check out this flickr group as well as the mid-century modernist.


  1. dee Reply

    you could also wear a hat back then without looking like a douchebag :P

  2. Amazing! And you did proper scans, as well. Very nice. Interesting how the colours are slightly different…

  3. Yup, that is work that my dad did. At least one or more copies of that Cooking with wine book are still with me.

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