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Why decisions on emoji design should be made more inclusive

You can't deny the popularity of emoji, especially as 17 July is World Emoji Day...

By Selina Sutton 17 Jul 2017

GAWK revamps Liquor City logo
GAWK revamps Liquor City logo

Liquor City's branding has been synonymous among the South African public for more than 20 years. The decision for a rejuvenated brand was made to keep up with changing market trends as well as to carry the brand to its full potential...

Issued by Gawk 14 Jul 2017

The logo's lot: Is it to last or of the past?
The logo's lot: Is it to last or of the past?

Much debate has recently been going on in design and branding circles around whether “the logo is dead,” as British designer and brand consultant, Simon Manchipp, publicly claimed...

Issued by Gawk 13 Jul 2017

Look up! Because Kulula is at it again with Flying 102
Look up! Because Kulula is at it again with Flying 102

South Africa's quirky airline is at it again, encouraging all "original" plane spotters and kulula fans to look up and spot their sexy new aircraft paint design - Flying 102 - bringing ultimate swag to SA's skies...

13 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients
#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients

South African based entrepreneurs, Shakirah Sky Dramat and Wayne Hipe Robertson, recently relaunched THAT Network, a startup, which aims to create a sustainable creative industry...

By Ruth Cooper 11 Jul 2017

#NewCampaign: Adidas Originals teams up with young creatives to tell product stories
#NewCampaign: Adidas Originals teams up with young creatives to tell product stories

Adidas Originals kicked off a three-month campaign earlier this month, that engages the youth to tell three key product stories for Campus in June, NMD in July and EQT in August...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Serena-Marie Van der Nest the ‘Young One'
#YouthMonth: Serena-Marie Van der Nest the ‘Young One'

It was in a food aisle at a local Woolies where Serena-Marie Van der Nest had an epiphany that she wanted to become a graphic designer...

By Jessica Tennant 30 Jun 2017

More than just ponytails
More than just ponytails

Designers tell us that a picture is worth a thousand words, which means you're probably getting a lot more mileage out of your overall design than you may realise...

Issued by Blue Apple 29 Jun 2017

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South Africa now part of international Creative Business Cup competition

South Africa launch the Creative Business Cup concept and invite early-stage design businesses, based in Gauteng with good market potential, to take part in the competition...

29 Jun 2017

Leading Edge thinking from Hunter's
Leading Edge thinking from Hunter's

When one of South Africa's largest cider brands wanted to launch their new cider with hop extract, Edge, to the market they turned to packaging specialists, Just Design, to deliver them a premium stand-out design...

Issued by Just Design 26 Jun 2017

Constitution Hill comes of age with launch of innovative virtual guide
Constitution Hill comes of age with launch of innovative virtual guide

With the launch of an innovative app, one of South Africa's most popular and important heritage sites have become even more accessible. Visitors can now tour this sprawling precinct with a virtual guide...

23 Jun 2017

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris
South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris...

22 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Design shortlist
#CannesLions2017: Design shortlist

The Cannes Lions Design shortlist has been released, with five SA campaigns making the cut...

21 Jun 2017

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Turning retail space into art space: Elevating the SA narrative at store level

Retroviral's Mike Sharman explains the new Russell Hobbs ‘Art of Living' campaign as a long-term win for Boardmans and a first in SA's luxury appliance category...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jun 2017

SA Taxi Foundation Art Award prepares local creatives for global art market
SA Taxi Foundation Art Award prepares local creatives for global art market

SA Taxi Foundation Art Award develop young creative professionals to participate in the global art market by encouraging multi-disciplinary creative capabilities...

13 Jun 2017

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Vega students beat the clock in design competition

The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) gave Vega students 12 hours to design its new logo in a Design Jam...

7 Jun 2017

The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life
The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life

Winners of the #REDExperiment - a collaboration between Radisson Red and the Youngblood Africa Foundation - were announced at the Youngblood Art Gallery in Bree Street, Cape Town...

By Robin Fredericks 6 Jun 2017

Young Guns 15 opens for entries
Young Guns 15 opens for entries

Young Guns 15, the ad/design industry's international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition celebrating creatives 30 years old and under, has opened for entries...

6 Jun 2017

It's time to get ‘reel' with the Madex Cinema Theatre
It's time to get ‘reel' with the Madex Cinema Theatre

If there's one thing of which visitors to the Madex 2017 (Africa's brand spanking new marketing, advertising, design, social media, eventing and all that good stuff) expo can be assured, it's that this will be an event with a difference!..

Issued by Madex 5 Jun 2017

Riekus Raaths, Micah Donnoli, and Nkululeko Zulu were selected as the overall #REDexperiment winners. Image provided.
Three #REDexperiment design competition winners selected

The winners of the Radisson RED's #REDexperiment awards were announced on Thursday, 1 June at an awards ceremony in Cape Town...

5 Jun 2017

#Loeries2017: Jury president jabber with Pum Lefebure
#Loeries2017: Jury president jabber with Pum Lefebure

I chatted to the four recently revealed international jury presidents for the Loeries. Next up is Pum Lefebure, co-founder and chief creative officer of Design Army in Washington, DC...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Jun 2017

Cape Town: The city of design and the place for creatives
Cape Town: The city of design and the place for creatives

Named the World Design Capital in 2014, Cape Town is a leader in the field of creativity and design. Its quirky workspaces, places and events showcase the great design talent housed in the city and in turn promote creative thinking...

By Runi Makan, Issued by CityVarsity 1 Jun 2017

How ready are you to turn on your brand's packaging?
How ready are you to turn on your brand's packaging?

As the world is getting smarter, so is packaging. Exciting technologies, such as augmented reality (AR), enable even a humble box to entertain or inform the consumer in ways that are both magical and pragmatic...

Issued by Stratcom 26 May 2017

Why you need design systems for social media
Why you need design systems for social media

With the majority of modern brand content now residing on social media channels, how do you create social media advertising that stands out? More importantly, how do you do this on a consistent basis within a quick turnaround timeframe?

By Ernst Lass 26 May 2017

Ayanda Mbanga Communications is the Can-Do Company
Ayanda Mbanga Communications is the Can-Do Company

Ayanda Mbanga Communications has entered an exciting new era! CEO, Ayanda Mbanga explains the new direction, fresh approach and services...

Issued by AMcomms 26 May 2017

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Adobe, Shutterstock just killed graphic design

Whether you like it or not, the end is nigh for graphic designers...

By Nicholas Kühne 24 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba
#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba

The annual Travel Indaba has rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba, reflecting its evolution from a locally-orientated event to one that is representative of the African continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 May 2017

A new eye for 4i
A new eye for 4i

Previously 4i Mobile, 4i has unveiled its new approach, brand, and strategy, as a mobile-first, full-service development collaborative...

Issued by 4i 9 May 2017

Dale Simpson, Radisson RED Cape Town's fearless curator
Dale Simpson, Radisson RED Cape Town's fearless curator

After a global search, Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town has appointed Dale Simpson, who will take charge of launching this revolutionary and trendy brand in the Mother city, as its curator...

By Cari Coetzee 8 May 2017

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