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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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The boys are back in town at Decorex
The boys are back in town at Decorex

Sponsored by Natural Stone Warehouse, the all-new Top Man showcase at Decorex Cape Town, kicks off today, 29 April and runs until 2 May 2016, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

29 Apr 2016

It all begins with a pencil x logic and magic - Red & Yellow
It all begins with a pencil x logic and magic

"It all begins with a pencil" according to D&AD. But at Red & Yellow, it began with a little (okay, a lot) of logic and magic before even reaching the pencil stage...

Issued by Red & Yellow 28 Apr 2016

Creating a design thinking capital of South Africa
Creating a design thinking capital of South Africa

With Cape Town having been awarded the title of World Design Capital 2014, can it be titled the design thinking capital of South Africa...?

By Sasha Forbes 21 Apr 2016

Boxed in - the great email tragedy - G&G Digital
Boxed in - the great email tragedy

In the current great creative explosion of our time, I'm all for freedom, bucking the system and doing the unconventional. When it comes to the really big things though, one quickly realises that unbridled freedom can be a major bugbear in getting even the simplest things done...

By Charles Ash, Issued by G&G Digital 20 Apr 2016

Local packaging agency joins global innovation forum - Just Design
Local packaging agency joins global innovation forum

Just Design's solid credentials, fresh thinking and sound experience won them a coveted seat at a table with some of the greatest minds in the industry...

Issued by Just Design 20 Apr 2016

Eight regional post-conference seminars on Arts & Culture
Eight regional post-conference seminars on Arts & Culture

There are eight regional post-conference seminars planned for late April and early May 2016, following the successful ACT/UJ Arts & Culture Conference held in Johannesburg in March...

19 Apr 2016

Winners of UN World Wildlife Day poster competition
Winners of UN World Wildlife Day poster competition

The winners of the UN World Wildlife Day 2016 poster competition were announced by the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) of South Africa in Geneva...

18 Apr 2016

Sustainable design has been solved - why are we ignoring it?
Sustainable design has been solved - why are we ignoring it?

In nature, failures become fossils and survivors are the pinnacle of proven patterns and sustainable strategies for success...

By Cormac Farrell 15 Apr 2016

PPC Imaginarium Awards opens for entries
PPC Imaginarium Awards opens for entries

The PPC Imaginarium Awards for 2016/17 has opened for entries. The awards offer financial support, recognition, mentorship and guidance to unestablished artists and designers...

15 Apr 2016

Sasol New Signatures art competition encourages chemistry, creativity
Sasol New Signatures art competition encourages chemistry, creativity

Putting chemistry behind creativity under a microscope is the theme behind this year's Sasol New Signatures art competition by challenging artists to portray the correlation between the two...

13 Apr 2016

LIA selects Design & Package Design jury president
LIA selects Design & Package Design jury president

London International Awards (LIA), has announced its Design & Package Design jury president for 2016, Pum Lefebure, co-founder & CCO of Design Army in Washington, DC...

13 Apr 2016

Great new innovations for good old favourite, Mrs Ball's - Just Design
Great new innovations for good old favourite, Mrs Ball's

Because this is the first time that the Mrs Ball's brand is actively extending their flavour portfolio beyond dialing up taste cues like "hot" and experimenting with the norms of chutney, they sought the help of seasoned innovation and brand specialists, Just Design...

Issued by Just Design 8 Apr 2016

[One Show 2016] Design, responsive environments and IP finalists announced
[One Show 2016] Design, responsive environments and IP finalists announced

The One Club have announced the finalists for design, responsive environments and intellectual property, with seven featuring from South Africa...

7 Apr 2016

Singita gets the nod from Vanity Fair magazine - Publicis Machine
Singita gets the nod from Vanity Fair magazine

The Singita Group recently received a nod from haute couture when Vanity Fair featured a set of bespoke luggage tags in its annual Travel issue, placing the group firmly on the international fashion travel map...

Issued by Publicis Machine 1 Apr 2016

Jupiter Cape Town launches the first holographic-selfie booth - The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town
Jupiter Cape Town launches the first holographic-selfie booth

Tapping into the birth of the selfie culture and the insight that people love the ability of digital tech to shape their public image, The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town conceived the idea to build the world's first holographic-selfie booth, "The Holobooth"...

Issued by The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town 23 Mar 2016

Out of Office - Community Edition
Out of Office - Community Edition

For its third edition, #OutOfOffice presents the #CommunityEdition, where speakers have been selected based on their CSI credentials...

Issued by Stretch Experiential Marketing 23 Mar 2016

[One Show 2016] judge pick of the day from Nathan Reddy
[One Show 2016] judge pick of the day from Nathan Reddy

Is it a logo? Is it an illustration? Is it a poster? The variety of this design from a Japanese courier company stirred up a lot of different aspects, making it the pick of the day from this judge...

23 Mar 2016

Savanna goes Loco - Just Design
Savanna goes Loco

Iconic brand Savanna is bringing yet another first to South Africa by launching a special release tequila-flavoured cider...

Issued by Just Design 15 Mar 2016

ECHO supports Cape Hackathon - ECHO Events and Conferences
ECHO supports Cape Hackathon

A number of recent incidents of crime affecting people from all corners of the city have left citizens feeling extremely cautious of using public spaces. These crimes have triggered conversations this week about the need for a solution for people wanting to enjoy the outdoors safely...

Issued by ECHO Events and Conferences 14 Mar 2016

My design methodology
My design methodology

Over the years I have come to develop my own methodology when it comes to design. Of course, every piece of work is different, but I have found that there are some general principles that I keep in mind each time...

By Tahier Variawa 9 Mar 2016

The new-look February and March 2016 magazine covers
#BrandManagerMonth: Ackermans gets a rebrand A+

It's one thing to create a successful local brand and something else entirely to successfully rebrand 100 years later. Here's how Ackermans did so with the February edition of its Ackermans Club magazine, based on reader input...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Mar 2016

Refreshing a breakfast table favourite - Just Design
Refreshing a breakfast table favourite

Just Design creates a distinct new look for Nature's Source...

Issued by Just Design 8 Mar 2016

Mignon Daubermann wins PPC Imaginarium Awards
Mignon Daubermann wins PPC Imaginarium Awards

Mignon Daubermann is the overall winner of the 2015/16 PPC Imaginarium Awards, a supportive art and design competition for emerging creatives...

7 Mar 2016

M&C Saatchi Abel brings a touch of wonder to Design Indaba 2016 - M&C Saatchi Abel
M&C Saatchi Abel brings a touch of wonder to Design Indaba 2016

At this year's Design Indaba, Nedbank underscored its positioning as South Africa's green and caring bank with its innovative Wonderland Project...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 3 Mar 2016

Cape Craft + Design Institute offers Creative Exchange presentation
Cape Craft + Design Institute offers Creative Exchange presentation

The Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI) offers a Creative Exchange presentation on 2016 trends and outlook for 2017, with the analyst team of the Lacuna Radar Quarterly Trend Journal...

1 Mar 2016

A scene from CCDI's 'Make it New'
#DesignMonth: Join the CCDI's design-thinking movement

Cape Town's often described as South Africa's 'creativity city' - but it won't be the exclusive titleholder for long. Here's how the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) intends spreading its design mindset across the country...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Feb 2016

Decommissioned ATMs become works of wonder in Nedbank Design Indaba competition
Decommissioned ATMs become works of wonder in Nedbank Design Indaba competition

Nedbank asked hundreds of delegates, attending this year's Design Indaba, how a decommissioned ATM could be turned into a work of wonder to create a brighter future...

29 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Trevyn McGowan on the new Work Shop New Town
#DesignMonth: Trevyn McGowan on the new Work Shop New Town

Johannesburg's Work Shop New Town, an innovative new retail concept, houses over 100 fashion, design and lifestyle brands in the 1911 potato sheds at Newtown Junction.

By Jessica Taylor 25 Feb 2016

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Coca-Cola can't trademark new bottle, EU court rules

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: An EU court on Wednesday threw out an attempt by US drinks giant Coca-Cola to get trade mark status for a new design of its iconic fluted bottle throughout the 28-nation bloc...

25 Feb 2016

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