Thjnk wins agency of the year award

Thjnk has won the 'Red Dot: Agency of the Year' award at the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017. The award goes to an agency that wins over the jury on a constant basis with excellent design achievements. The achievement will be celebrated at the Red Dot Gala in Berlin, Germany on 27...

26 Sep 2017

WPP obtains Design Bridge

WPP has acquired Design Bridge. WPP's decision to acquire the brand design agency is part of its strategy of investing in particular sectors and markets which will further strengthen its capabilities in branding and identity.

23 Aug 2017

Google honours Oskar Fishinger's 117th birthday with interactive doodle

In honour of German-American artist, musician and filmmaker Oskar Fishinger's 117th birthday, Google has released an interactive doodle in celebration of his work with animated art, set to music. The doodle allows users to click through and create their own visual art in Fischinger's style, by...

22 Jun 2017

Grohe's product design receives five Red Hot Awards

Grohe has received five Red Hot Awards for the design performance of its water system Blue Home, shower toilet Sensia Arena, bathroom faucet Lineare as well as its kitchen faucet lines Concetto Professional, and Essence Professional. The Red Dot Awards are held by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen...

15 Jun 2017

CCDI launches After Dark workshops for aspiring creatives

Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) have recently launched their multi-disciplinary offering of short evening courses. After Dark courses provide creative and practical classes where attendees have the chance to learn how to make 3D-printed jewellery, as well as an origami mobile and more. A...

13 Mar 2017

Netflix docu-series follows designers in the creative process

Netflix will be releasing Abstract: The Art of Design, an original documentary series which follows well-known designers in their creative process. The documentary series will feature graphic designer Paula Scher, illustrator Christoph Niemann and photographer Platon. The series is set to...

10 Feb 2017

Submit your wine label design entries, now

Entries for the 2017 Wine Label Design Awards are now open and submissions can be made at http://winemag.co.za/winelabeldesignawards/entry-kit/. The awards are held to acknowledge wine label designs that encourage sales. This year's awards is sponsored by Rotolabel and will be organised by...

25 Jan 2017

Fox P2 adds portfolio offering

Advertising agency, FoxP2, based in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, has added Fox P2 Design to its portfolio of offerings. Fox P2 Design previously worked on South African brand, Coronation, reworking their logo and marketing strategies in both digital and print media. They also have a client...

27 Oct 2016

The One Club and Art Directors Club merge

Creative communications and design organisations, The One Club and Art Directors Club (ADC), have agreed to merge, forming The One Club for Creativity. The new entity will serve as the umbrella organisation for The One Show, ADC Annual Awards, Young Guns and their respective Halls of Fame,...

7 Oct 2016

1000 Drawings releases promo video

1000 Drawings, a creative fundraising initiative, has released its 2016 promo video. Artists and designers are encouraged to submit an A5 drawing which is then sold for R100. The video was created using stop motion. A total of 343 photographs were used to make the story come to life and about...

4 Oct 2016

New one-stop digital design service in Cape Town

The Cape Town based businesses, Graphic Ballroom (GBR) and PAD Website Solutions, have announced a strategic partnership specifically intended to offer clients a one-stop digital design service from May 2016. With more business being conducted through the internet, brand recognition and values,...

4 May 2016

2016 Wine Label Design Awards

The second annual Wine Label Design Awards were announced at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town. A total of 50 entries were received, of which 17 were finalists. Simonsig - The Garland 2009 and the Saboteur range from Luddite Wines both received gold awards. The People's Choice Award went to Cavalli...

25 Feb 2016

Everything's rosy and serene for Pantone 2016

NEWSWATCH: Wondering what colour will dominate next year? According to 'colour authority' Pantone, it'll be a blend of two tones for the first time ever - pale pink Rose Quartz and equally subtle Serenity blue... This 'blending of two shades' is a softer take on the usual, says Pantone, in...

4 Dec 2015

International design award goes to Gauteng student

This year's Parkett Dietrich International Benchmark competition has been won by Tuami Zulu, an interior design graduate of The IIE from the Design School Southern Africa (DSSA), for his design and development of a centrepiece outdoor bench that communicates the culture of Southern Africa. He was...

28 May 2015

Cape Town's design plans, going forward from WDC...

There's no doubt that Cape Town's designation as World Design Capital in 2014 positioned the city globally as a design city, with a growing design ecosystem, says the Cape Craft+ Design Institute. But where to from here? All is not lost. Many plans were shared at the WDC2014 convocation ceremony...

25 May 2015

Red & Yellow exhibiting at Design Expo

Red & Yellow will be exhibiting at Design Indaba Expo 2015 in Cape Town from 28 February to 2 March in celebration of great design and to showcase the creativity of its students. Students will also be at the stand, brainstorming and working on briefs in real-time to give a glimpse into the...

27 Feb 2015

Creative Insights division adds to Springleap's offerings in Africa

Utilising the crowdsourcing model Springleap previously used for design challenges, it has launched its Creative Insights Division, where clients can plug into the co-creation community as an insights platform for research and qualified feedback. In conjunction with the launch of the Creative...

24 Feb 2015

Fresh look for Habari Media's website

Habari Media, an award-winning multi-media sales company with a core focus in digital, offering advertisers exclusive access to a wide selection of premium brands throughout the continent, has redesigned its website. The online site offers users access to its wide selection of premium brands,...

13 Feb 2015

The Design Indaba releases Design Dialogues ebook

The Design Indaba has released an ebook called Design Dialogues. It contains 22 intimate, candid and fascinating conversations with some of the world's top creative minds. Some of the leading minds featured are the late Massimo Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Mokoena Makeka, Stefan Sagmeister, Peter...

30 Jan 2015

Welcome to the DeskStand

The DeskStand is a healthy alternative to sitting and working. An adaptable, wooden standing desk that improves your posture, keeps you focused and is great for your back. Standing while working can also help you lose weight, up to 200 calories a day. The DeskStand is associated with leading a...

21 Jan 2015

Angle Orange receives Shopper Design Science accreditation

Angle Orange is officially Shopper Design Science Accredited having completed all phases of Shopper Design Science Workshops by Jason Frichol. Read the full press release and more about the workshop here.

10 Nov 2014

Reminder to book for WDC Design Policy Conference in October

The WDC Design Policy Conference, the fourth in a series of six Signature Events that are part of the yearlong WDC 2014 programme, will take place on 17-18 October 2014 at the Cape Town Stadium. The conference is an event to celebrate and recognise socially-inclusive design in the city. Delegates...

3 Oct 2014

Top ceramicist to talk at CCDI meeting

Craft producers and designers are invited to attend the free monthly sector meeting of the Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI) on Wednesday 1 October. Ceramist Andile Dyalvane will discuss the multiple collaborative projects he has been involved in for the past six years - from working with fellow...

29 Sep 2014

Paul Hinch to judge communication design category at Loeries

Paul Hinch, creative partner at design and branding agency Grid, has been selected as a judge at the upcoming Loeries Awards, South Africa's premier showcase of advertising and communication industry creativity. Hinch will judge work in the communication design category. He is a previous...

18 Sep 2014

Essentials magazine gets modern makeover

From the August 2014 issue, Essentials magazine will have a sleek new look that, according to editor, Kate Macfarlane, meets readers' needs in terms of content and the overall look of the magazine. In addition to its regular features, it now has 'The Really Useful Guide', which offers easy and...

29 Jul 2014

Professor Francis Petersen appointed new Chairperson of Cape Town Design NPC

Following the sudden death of the late Professor Russel Botman, chairperson of Cape Town Design NPC, the Board has appointed Professor Francis Petersen as its new Chairperson. Professor Petersen is the Dean of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Cape Town and is a registered...

25 Jul 2014

Rado Star Prize South Africa 2014 closes for entries in August

A reminder to design students and non-professional designers living in South Africa and looking to start their career in design in South Africa that entries to the Rado Star Prize South Africa 2014 closes for entries on 31 August 2014. The company is running the competition in South Africa for the...

24 Jul 2014

Impact By Design summit

Each year BYM (Bright Young Minds) host a five-day summit where the 100 selected delegates interact with likeminded peers and recognised South African Leaders. In addition to discussing the challenges of the day, delegates form teams and design solutions to problems facing the nation....

19 Jun 2014

Annual trend forecast from Dave Nemeth in July

The annual trend forecast for 2015/2016, entitled 'Creative Disruption', will be presented by one of the country's leading design & retail trend forecasters, Dave Nemeth at Gallagher Convention Centre on 10 July 2014 at 9am. Nemeth writes for leading publications and is often interviewed on both...

23 May 2014

April issue of Getaway celebrates 25 years

The April 2014 issues marks the 25th anniversary of Getaway and to celebrate, it has announced some exciting new features and focuses. Most noticeable is the publication's fresh new design. Supported by clean headlines and a more spacious layout, each story takes on a character of its own, much...

7 Apr 2014

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