Visual journalists like Charles Apple play an increasingly important role as the news industry attempts to increase engagement, with consumers used to sound bites and quick synopses of news as it happens. Their work and strategic importance is already apparent locally in the recent redesigns of South African newspapers Rapport and City Press. Bizcommunity.com chats to Apple about visual journalism.
Herman Manson: @marklives 28 Jun 2010
INDIA: Indian website Newspaper Designing is conducting another international newspaper design competition, focusing exclusively on the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Entries, which are free, close on 11 August 2010 and there is no limit to the amount of entries submitted.
24 Jun 2010
Your time is almost up, but not just yet - you still have until midnight tonight, Friday 18 June 2010, to submit your entries online for The 2010 Loerie Awards.
18 Jun 2010
Global Education, an international specialist youth agency, briefed boutique design studio Santana Graphix at the end of April 2010 to provide a new look for its stationery, electronic signatures, posters and flyers specifically created for an upcoming international education conference and generic print advertisements.
7 Jun 2010
The 2010 Loerie Awards will have an official ranking of winners in order to provide a transparent report on the outcome of the awards, and to avoid different and sometimes confusing claims, the organisers announced on Wednesday, 12 May 2010.
13 May 2010
The deadline for the both the flighting and entry for 2010 FIFA World Cup-related entries into this year's Loeries has been extended to 13 July 2010. Work eligible for the extension includes all brand communication that is in one way or another related to the hosting of the world cup in South Africa this year and is not limited to official world cup communication.
11 May 2010
“Greg Quinton's creative wisdom, years of design and judging experience on numerous global juries, and Black D&AD Pencil says it all. We are very privileged to have someone of Greg's calibre on board,” says Gaby de Abreu, founding member of both Switch Design Group and the Brand Design Council, commenting of the confirmation of Quinton as jury chairman of the communication design judging panel for The 2010 Loerie Awards.
10 May 2010
Sales of single evening tickets or a weekend pass for the 2010 Loerie Awards in Cape Town, 1-3 October 2010, are now open. For every two grand seats purchased, three gallery seats can be purchased. However, educational institutions can access gallery seats by contacting the Loeries office.
3 May 2010
The 2010 FIFA World Cup is slowly but surely edging closer to a full stadium syndrome, with 2.2 million tickets sold so far. The remaining 500 000 tickets will go on sale on 15 April 2010 during the last ticket sale phase, which includes over-the-counter sales at designated FIFA ticketing centres nationwide, the organisers announced today, Friday, 9 April.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 Apr 2010
DUBAI: The awards ceremony for the 2010 Dubai Lynx took place on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 at the newly opened Palladium in Dubai Media City. The winners in this year's annual creative advertising competition for the Middle East and North Africa were revealed.
18 Mar 2010
The annual Makhulu Polane t-shirt design competition is open for entries from Thursday, 16 July 2009. This local initiative was started by Big Blue in 2006 in a quest to discover and support fresh home-grown talent.
15 Jul 2009
For those design students who aren't satisfied to see their projects dumped in the back of a drawer once critiqued by lecturers, :output offers these works one last chance to see the light of day.
14 Jan 2008
Zimbabwe's Advertising Publicity Club is organising its annual competition for the advertising industry, despite a dearth of new campaigns due to an economic crisis that has stunted growth and limited new advertising campaigns in a once vibrant sector.
Dumisani Ndlela 11 Jan 2008
The Icograda Executive Board of Directors for the 2007-2009 term was elected during the close of the Icograda General Assembly in Havana, Cuba last month. To represent Africa, Mohammed Jogie was elected as vice-president to the Board.
3 Dec 2007
In tough competition with almost 14,000 other newspapers, the Gulf News of the United Arab Emirates recently became the most awarded paper from the Arab region in the international Best of Newspaper Design competition.
30 May 2007
NEWAFRICA, a travelling design exhibition showcasing the latest and most contemporary products from Africa, is said to be the first of its kind in the world, and aims to challenge the prejudices associated with design on this continent.
29 Mar 2007