Design is all about seeing something ordinary and making it extraordinary, and that's just what the guys at Sky Decor do. They transform old and abandoned aircraft parts and turn them into beautiful furniture displays...
In February this year, Google invited creative young minds to apply to be part of the Zeitgeist Young Minds challenge, an opportunity for young people to showcase how they are making a positive impact in our world. This year's winners have been named and of the ten young minds selected from around the world, five of them are from Africa. [video]
Visa recently appointed PocketMedia Solutions' Z-Card to communicate important information about its Visa Debit Card in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana.
Africa is often perceived as being aggressive and unstable, with only the bad aspects highlighted. Many South Africans seem reluctant to get involved up north. Celia Collins is one of the few South Africans in this industry who understands media on the African continent. She gives insight into the state of play.
The Board of Ogilvy Kenya has announced that it has accepted Koome Mwambia's decision to take an early exit as CEO and director of the company. In a statement issued by the boards chairman, Bharat Thakrar, the board stated that the decision had been arrived at mutually, after various discussions between the parties.
Apex Communications Limited, a communications consultancy firm based in Kenya, has become a network partner of public relations firm Porter Novelli and will from now on be known as Apex Porter Novelli.
After entering into a distributor agreement with Kenya-based Ramco Printing Works Ltd, Z-Card Africa, Middle East, India and Turkey (ZAMI) launched Z-Card Kenya as its PocketMedia hub for East Africa on Tuesday 11 October 2011.
Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.
Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.
Garrick Hamm, creative partner at the London design consultancy, Williams Murray Hamm (WMH), will be the Communication Design jury chairman at the Loeries judging, which takes place from 5-13 July 2011. He will give a talk at the Judges Seminar on 5 July 2011 for industry professionals, students and media.
The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.
The sixth Maputo International Advertising Festival will take place from 25-27 May 2011, AMEP - the Mozambican Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Association announced yesterday. The festival recognises advertising agencies, producers and communications companies worldwide especially from Africa and the Indian Ocean regions.
While there can be many ways of analysing any competition, this year the Loeries has introduced official winners rankings which aim to be a transparent mechanism for reporting the outcome of the awards. With the release of the printed Loeries annual, additional rankings will be published, including top 10 tables for all the individual credits, eg ECD, illustrator, writer and director, as well as post production/VFX, etc.
Four Grands Prix were handed out this past weekend at the 32nd annual The Loerie Awards, held for the second time at Good Hope Centre in Cape Town: King James once again in TV & Cinema Commercials for Allan Gray's 'Legend'; the VWV Group in Experiential: Live Events for the 2010 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony; Boogerman+ Partners Architects in Architecture & Interior Design for Soccer City aka FNB Stadium aka National Stadium; and Grid Worldwide Branding and Tonic Design in Design Mixed-Media Campaign for the Comair/British Airways SLOW Lounge.
The Loeries Awards will, this year, launch the inaugural Creative Week in Cape Town as part of the annual festival. Creative Cape Town has partnered with the Loeries to boost the festival and awards and to involve the city's creative community in Creative Week Cape Town, 24 September - 3 October 2010.
NEW YORK, US: YouTube and the Art Directors Club (www.adcglobal.org) have selected the latest round of new content for the YouTube Show & Tell brand channel, and announced the next group of top agency creatives and strategists to provide written and video reviews and commentary on the work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the leading graphic design and colour separation (re-pro) companies in Kenya, ImPress Repro Limited, has implemented APC 1.5 KVA and 5KVA Smart-UPS uninterrupted power supplies (UPSes) to protect its equipment from power surges being experienced in Kenya.