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African adages captured in colourful textiles…, Ghanaian-Canadian artist and designer unveil scarf collection



Yaw Tony is a Ghanaian-Canadian artist/designer based in Toronto and founder of LLiM (Life Liveth In Me), a high fashion luxury goods manufacturer.

It is an Online facts collection site that specializes in scarves, textile designs, and lifestyle accessories. LLiM (Life Liveth In Me) is a design/artistic brand dedicated to the creation of inimitable quality products.

“The eclectic colourful visual journeys are one of the indubitably, resplendently features of the brand: which won me the feature cover of Designlines 2018, Azure; 10 Canadian Talents We Loved at IDS Toronto and DesignTO, 2019, Designlines; 10 Rising Canadian Design Studios to Watch in 2019,” comments Yaw Tony.  

He adds: “Our first unveiling to the world will be the inauguration of our scarves. Our philosophical design underlines are influenced by the sophisticated details of African adages amalgam with the Western Culture. It is the “gameo” – “gem” – “marriage”, the fusion of two distinct elements into one. All the patterns, motifs and details are first hand drawn, and then transferred into colours to give it form and life (stories). “

The final manufacturing operations of the designs are digitally printed or screen-printed and are hand or machine hemmed in England on luxurious finer silks. Each scarf design is embodied with intricate patterns, art and rich stories that speak to its owner. 

A standard sizes for the scarves (carrés) are 140cm x 140cm (50 inches x 50 inches), 90cm x 90 cm (35 inches x 35 inches), 70cm x 70cm (27.55 inches x 27.55 inches) and 45cm x 45cm (17.72 inches x 17.72 inches)  

Please visit for our online store. @lifeliveth

The exhibition is a definition or a display of eclectic colourful visual journeys, a phantasmagoric world. A breaking of all colours rules to define all colours rules.

Check out “This is lovers talk” print has been apart of the Making Africa; A continent of Contemporary Design being exhibited in public art museums such as the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, USA, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, USA. To view my online portfolio, please visit Follow @yawtony on social media.