Icing: a deceptively naïve simplicity.
THE ICING STYLE EMPHASISES SIMPLE LINES BY EMBOSSING THEM.
It can look like traditional African embroidery, as in the title page featuring South Africa. Sometimes it’s the only style for a certain effect or mood. It is more delicate than the Legend style while still conveying an ethnic feel.
This style is colourful and decorative – just right for the maps commissioned by the University of Cape Town, for people to find their way to and around its four campuses.
With its playfulness, the icing style was perfect for the menu drawings. The African embroidery possibilities came much later.