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Radisson RED CT OUIBar & Ktchn
Calling all creatives for the #REDexperiment

Radisson RED Cape Town has joined forces with Youngblood Africa Foundation to give creatives the opportunity to join the #REDexperiment design contest...

19 Apr 2017

#OneShow2017: Design finalists revealed!
#OneShow2017: Design finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'design' category have been revealed for One Show 2017 with five SA entries making the grade...

12 Apr 2017

Johannesburg Design Week to launch at Rand Show 2017
Johannesburg Design Week to launch at Rand Show 2017

With the launch of an exciting first for Gauteng - Johannesburg Design Week 2017 - South Africa's biggest consumer exhibition, the Rand Show, proves it's not just another expo...

Issued by Rand Show 11 Apr 2017

Vega students pay tribute to Nelson Mandela through children's hospital
Vega students pay tribute to Nelson Mandela through children's hospital

The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, which opened on 2 December 2016, is the culmination of years of effort by many people. Among them were four students of Vega School...

Issued by Vega School 7 Apr 2017

Satellifes at night.
Purposefully recolouring township satellites with Grey

Lack of visible house numbers in the townships often results in unnecessary delays in emergency treatment and sometimes, death. Grey Africa's CCO Fran Luckin and head of design Kean Hartnady explain how Grey's Satellifes campaign is saving lives...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2017

Neuroscience research shows correlation between workspace design and sales results
Neuroscience research shows correlation between workspace design and sales results

Research shows a link between healthy workplace culture and working spaces, and the impacts these have on the heads, hearts and hands of staff that take your brand to market.

3 Apr 2017

Hitchcock Michalski wins pitch to develop new Nigerian bank identity
Hitchcock Michalski wins pitch to develop new Nigerian bank identity

Hitchcock Michalski won the opportunity, in a three-way pitch, to develop a brand-new identity, visual language, collateral and full environmental experience for a new Nigerian bank...

Issued by Hitchcock Michalski 3 Apr 2017

HP launches Z2 Mini Workstation
HP launches Z2 Mini Workstation

HP South Africa has introduced the Z2 Mini Workstation, created for the design community, to the South African market...

28 Mar 2017

Thato Selau - From design intern to junior designer
Thato Selau - From design intern to junior designer

In 2016, Worx Group took on Thato Selau as their new design intern and were blown away by his immense talent, work ethic, and positivity – so much so that they offered him a permanent position in 2017...

Issued by Worx Group 28 Mar 2017

Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece
Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece

Werner Uys, head of Lucan Visuals, a Cape Town-based studio focusing on animation, design and live action for traditional and experiential channels, runs through five tips on how to ensure high-tech campaigns deliver...

28 Mar 2017

Raphaely and Foulkes.
Breaking through brand clutter with Nomu

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's new with Nomu, the original SA food and lifestyle concept inspiring creative kitchens across the land, from director Paul Raphaely...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Mar 2017

The Fairnet stand featured a large LED screen and real fish tanks as counters.
Exquisite exhibits: The latest design trends from EuroShop 2017

Discover the design trends that are being used in exhibition displays around the world.

By Pippa Naudé for Scan Display 24 Mar 2017

The MediaShop moves offices
The MediaShop moves offices

The MediaShop's Johannesburg office moved premises Wednesday, 22 March after 20 years at its previous location in Morningside. The new address is Building B, The Main Straight Office Park, corner of Main and Portman Roads in Bryanston...

22 Mar 2017

2017 D&AD Festival creative identity launched
2017 D&AD Festival creative identity launched

The new D&AD Festival visual identity, designed by The Beautiful Meme, has been released in animations with tangible textures, explosions of activity and a flurry of shape shifting...

20 Mar 2017

Designing desire
Designing desire

To sell anything in this flurry of marketing mayhem, we need not be the loudest, well designed or even most expensive. We do, however, need to instill an immense desire no matter what it is we are creating...

By Peter Vee, Issued by Vee Station 16 Mar 2017

Southern Guild presents collectible design pieces at Christie's London
Southern Guild presents collectible design pieces at Christie's London

For the second time, the Southern Guild will present collectible design pieces at Christie's in London. It has increased the collection to 25 lots for the First Open, South Kensington, Post-War and Contemporary Art auction...

13 Mar 2017

Design Indaba '17: A youth marketer's take-outs
Design Indaba '17: A youth marketer's take-outs

HDI Youth Marketeers sent three members of their creative team to the 2017 Design Indaba (dubbed "the Cirque du Soleil for the intellect") to soak up the creative greatness of the world's most inspired thinkers, creators and inventors...

Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 10 Mar 2017

Creative with Conflict workshops offers new perspective on resolution
Creative with Conflict workshops offers new perspective on resolution

In response to rising tension, both locally and globally, CCDI Creative will offer one day Creative with Conflict workshops on 23 March, 18 May and 15 June 2017...

10 Mar 2017

Guild Concept and Studio announce designers
Guild Concept and Studio announce designers

The Guild Group has announced some of the top creatives for Guild Concept, as part of its launch of Guild at the V&A Waterfront Silo District in June 2017...

7 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: The URGENT design strength of feminine fire
#DesignIndaba2017: The URGENT design strength of feminine fire

Global graduates Kamila Izykowicz and Thandiwe Msebenzi, from Poland and SA respectively, left Design Indaba 2017's final day attendees filled with the message that females are stronger than we think...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

Cape Town agency produces world's first facial recognition beer fridge!
Cape Town agency produces world's first facial recognition beer fridge!

Techsys solved a universal agency problem using facial recognition technology in an exciting and unique way, becoming one of the first agencies in South Africa to champion the use of facial recognition to motivate their staff...

Issued by Techsys Digital 3 Mar 2017

Mbhele
#DesignIndaba2017: The innovative Liberty of sponsorship

Sydney Mbhele, chief marketing officer of Liberty, used his Design Indaba 2017 opening address to welcome the creative juggernauts, dreamers and doers, in his rich voice calling the 22nd rendition of Design Indaba the global zeitgeist from the frontlines of design, creativity and innovation across the globe...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

Keum and Jones
#DesignIndaba2017: Students' social activism FTW!

Global design students Bo-Won Keum of the Rhode Island School of Design affectionately known as ‘Risdee' (RISD) and Rhys Jones of Canada's Carleton University of Industrial Design, enthralled attendees at the second day of Design Indaba 2017 with their use of design to make the world a better place...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2017

M&C Saatchi Abel forges alliance with Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
M&C Saatchi Abel forges alliance with Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

In keeping with its longstanding tradition of incorporating art into the fabric of its identity, advertising agency M&C Saatchi Abel has cemented a close affiliation with Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Concrete beehive helps create a more sustainable beekeeping industry
#DesignIndaba2017: Concrete beehive helps create a more sustainable beekeeping industry

The beekeeping model being exhibited at Design Indaba aids in the survival of bees; offers a more sustainable option for beekeepers and additional income sources for small-scale farmers...

2 Mar 2017

CCDI launches digital portal for local craft, design products
CCDI launches digital portal for local craft, design products

The Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) has launched a new digital portal, Peek, geared to become South Africa's biggest online platform dedicated to showcasing craft and design products made in South Africa...

2 Mar 2017

Image via Dokter and Misses
#DesignIndaba2017: Dokter and Misses creating clean, modern beauty

Kicking off Design Indaba 2017 was husband-and-wife team Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin of the multidisciplinary product design company Dokter and Misses (DAM)...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Mar 2017

Credle on the Belmond Mount Nelson verandah.
The importance of true diversity with FCB's global CCO, Susan Credle

FCB's leaders from across the globe are in Cape Town for their Global Leadership Conference, currently unfolding at the Belmond Mount Nelson. I sat down with FCB's global CCO, Susan Credle, for her insights into the importance of changing the statement from ‘Where are the women' to ‘Here are the women' and more…

By Leigh Andrews 28 Feb 2017

Stassen with 'Blades' - part of the Hero Exhibition that takes place at Open Design.
#DesignMonth: The importance of design education with Suné Stassen

Suné Stassen, festival director for the Open Design Festival, is heavily involved in the country's design education movement. Here, she shares how your business can pick up the baton to take the movement forward...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Feb 2017

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