The 2018 Health & Wellness jury president for LIA

Tim Jones has been chosen as the jury president for Health & Wellness in the London International Awards (LIA). Jones will be on the hunt for ideas that shake up the healthcare industry and reward clients brave enough to choose something different. Click here to enter for LIA....

9 hours ago

Lia Awards deadline is extended

The deadline for the London International Awards (Lia) has been extended to 2 July 2018. Entries submitted must be broadcasted, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between 1 July 2017 and 31 July 2018. Click here to enter....

12 Jun 2018

Entries for Design Indaba 2019 programme are now open

Design Indaba is calling for all emerging creatives to enter for its 2019 programme. Design Indaba is looking for 40 finalists to exhibit their work at Design Indaba Festival in Cape Town. A selection of finalists will also be chosen to exhibit in Johannesburg at the Design Indaba Simulcast...

12 Jun 2018

Southern Guild enters partnership with BMW

Southern Guild announced at a media conference that it has formed a partnership with BMW South Africa. The partnership is set to lead to a year-round programme of design-led events and initiatives. Southern Guild will conceptualise and drive this programme, which includes interactive...

29 May 2018

67 designs for Madiba

In celebration of former President Nelson Mandela's centennial, Colourworks and Designers Ink will hold a designathon, which will conclude in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 18 July 2018. The aim of the event is to design 67 logos for 67 small businesses. The design process will begin on 27 June...

24 May 2018

New Urban Architects and Urban Designers receive CNU award

New Urban Architects and Urban Designers received the Congress of New Urbanism (CNU) Charter Student Merit Award for its book Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities. CNU's annual Charter Awards recognise outstanding achievements in architectural, landscape, and urban design and planning worldwide....

21 May 2018

LIA is now open for entries

The London International Awards (LIA) 2018 is now accepting entries. The early entry deadline is 11 June 2018. Click here to enter.

10 Apr 2018

Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards adds new categories

The Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards has had 25 new categories added to its list of categories for 2018. Click here to check out the new categories. The entry deadline is 4 May 2018 and the winners will be announced live at the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards Gala on 9 October 2018 at the Hilton...

10 Apr 2018

PMI's heated tobacco product wins Good Design Award

The Good Design Awards acknowledged the technology and customer-centric design of Philip Morris International's (PMI) heated tobacco product IQOS. Since 1950, the Good Design Awards have been awarding the most innovative industrial, product, and graphic designs. PMI's IQOS device was designed in...

6 Apr 2018

Eddie & Ozzie Awards entries are now open

The Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards is now open for entries until 4 May 2018. Digital, print, content marketing, social media, videos, apps and other forms of content are all eligible for entry. Click here to enter....

13 Mar 2018

Reminder to enter Ciclope Africa 2018

Ciclope's first ever Africa regional leg will be hosted on 10 April 2018 at the Zeitz Mocca Museum of Contemporary Art in Cape Town. Ciclope is an international festival that focuses on recognising and rewarding craft in moving image. Applicants can enter their submissions through the...

23 Feb 2018

Free entry to Design Indaba on open night

The entry for the first night of the Design Indaba Festival 2018 will be free of charge. Attendees will get to experience music, performance, exhibitions, installations, and food on the first evening. The event takes place at the Artscape Piazza on 21 February 2018.

15 Feb 2018

Red Dot entries to open in March

Entries for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 will officially open on 5 March 2018. Agencies, designers, and companies from around the world are encouraged to submit their design and creative projects to the international design competition. Entries can be submitted during the 'early...

13 Feb 2018

100% Design to present exhibition at Decorex

100% Design South Africa will present an exhibition curated by Cathy O'Clery of Platform Creative Agency at the 2018 Decorex Cape Town. Decorex Cape Town will be held from 27 April-1 May 2018. All the exhibition pieces will be produced especially for the exhibition and will have their debut at...

12 Feb 2018

ADC Annual Awards bags John C. Jay for programme theme

The ADC 97th Annual Awards has acquired John C. Jay to deliver a stream of consciousness that is in line with its programme theme of craft and its importance for the future. Jay delivers his thoughts and feelings on the matter through a video. The programme theme for the awards is 'Where Craft...

7 Feb 2018

GSA Summer Show gets sponsorship from Paragon

Paragon Architects has sponsored the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Graduate School of Architecture's (GSA) Summer Show. The event will be held at the Museum of African Design (MOAD) in Maboneng on 30 November 2017. The Summer Show will feature a speaker line-up and will showcase the work of...

23 Nov 2017

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 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

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