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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Revamped website for Pernod Ricard South Africa

Native has designed a new website for Pernod Ricard South Africa, with improvements to increase brand awareness and as a tool to communicate company and brand messages. The new site will provide browsers with a lot more information about the company as a whole, encompassing its tagline: Authentic...

Sunday Times features relaunched Lifestyle supplement

This Sunday, 6 April 2014, the Sunday Times relaunches its Lifestyle Supplement with a sassier, more provocative take on South African culture. Award-winning journalist, Carlos Amato, promises to inject new life as editor of the re-vamped supplement, which is published weekly with the Sunday...

Vega next stop for Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition

The next stop for the free Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition is the Vega school of brand leadership in Johannesburg from 14-17 April 2014. It will display innovative campaigns for winning brands and businesses across an array of disciplines, which include brand identity, architecture & interior...

New look for commuter publication

The Metrorail's weekly commuter newspaper, MyLine, has had a refresh from communications agency Mikateko Media. Distributed to 80,000 Metrorail commuters across Cape Town and its surrounds, the publication sheds its tabloid newspaper identity for a contemporary, magazine look and feel. "The new...

Naspers Centre Design competition closes 28 February

There is just one day to go before entries close for Design24, an official World Design Capital 2014 project that calls for concept proposals to reimagine the Naspers Centre on Cape Town's foreshore. The competition is open to all South Africans, whether they're designers or not. Total prize money...

New 2014 Ads24 rate card out this week

Ads24 has released its new rate card, valid from 1 April 2014. It has kept the Red and Green rate options - Red being the actual rate card and Green for low volume days for advertisers with smaller budgets. The rate card will be available for download from 21 February 2014 on the Ads24 widget, Ads24...

Visi magazine unveiled as part of WDC2014

Its official, World Design Capital 2014 project sees Visi magazine offer four different covers for readers to collect with its Feb/Mar 2014 edition, currently on the shelves. It is the astonishing 'Wild Design' issue, with clash-tastic covers, based on the hand-cut felt works of young Capetonian...

New bottle, label design for Johnnie Walker Red Label

Moving away from the iconic square bottle shape of Johnnie Walker Red Label, designed by Alexander Walker in 1860 to allow for safer shipping, the bottle has received its first redesign in a decade. Slicker, sharper, more masculine finishes of the new bottle's chamfered corners bring it in line with...

Ads24 replaces printed rate cards with InfoLab

Ads24 has introduced a new tool, InfoLab, to replace the old printed rate cards that are no longer available. It is a browser based widget solution, accessed directly in browser windows from PCs, laptops or tablets. It offers a number of benefits to registered users, who can search by publication or...

Business Partners to fund Triggerfish films

Business Partners Venture Fund will fund the development of the first two of five films from the Cape Town animation studios, Triggerfish, following its success with Adventures in Zambezia (Sony International Acquisitions) and Khumba (Millennium Entertainment). Two of the films announced to go...

Charity art sale

1000Drawings is an empowerment project that culminates in a one-night-only, massive inner-city art sale to raise funds for a deserving cause. At the Night of a 1000Drawings, being held on 7 November 2013 at Sci-Bono in Newtown, Johannesburg, buyers will be spoilt for choice with doodles,...

New website for Investec Asset Management

A new website for Investec Asset Management, designed in partnership with UK-based design consultancy The Partners and Box UK, has been launched to better serve the South African rooted investment company and its global client base. The focus was on making the key user journeys quick, easy and...

Oreo 3-D, 3-step billboard in Mauritius

Continental Outdoor Media has erected a series of innovative billboards with a pop out of a glass of milk and a chocolate Oreo biscuit to instruct the highway users in Mauritius on how to twist, lick and dunk the biscuit. The fun 3-step instruction provides some light entertainment and a desire...

Creative experiment #1: A great logo takes time

Twelve designers took up the challenge at Actuate, local award winning internal marketing and communications agency, when they hosted a Logo Jam in July. An invitation was sent out to would-be clients who, for R10*, got to brief in a logo and return one hour later to view the final...

Logo Jam at Actuate this weekend

Actuate will be hosting a Logo Jam on Saturday 27 July between 08h30 and 12h00 at the Actuate Offices,106, Parktown Quarter, Parktown North. Enjoy an hour long session with a top graphic designer who will create a bespoke logo for you, your company, your small business, your neighbour, your cat...a...

Leave your tribute to AdVantage magazine

On Tuesday, 2 July 2013, AdVantage Magazine announced that after 20 years of covering the South African media, marketing and advertising industry, final edition had been sent to the printers. We at Bizcommunity invite you to honour this iconic industry print title - and our now former media partner...

Less than two weeks left to enter Your Street South Africa

Entries for Your Street South Africa close on 17 May 2013. With successful projects already on the streets of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Eindhoven, Your Street is asking South Africans to look at the streets they live, work or play on. Anyone anywhere can submit their ideas and become a catalyst...

Loeries Early Bird deadline closes next week

The Loeries Early Bird deadline closes next week on 15 April 2013, allowing entrants 10% discount. This early bird special is also eligible for the new Effective Creativity Award, which has been introduced to recognise the link between innovation and business success. The eligibility period for...

Redesigned website urges South Africans to Arrive Alive

Last week saw the launch of the redesigned website for Arrive Alive, as programmer Charl Wilson and graphic designer Pierre Steenkamp celebrated a decade in road safety online and reviewed its awareness campaign - go to www.arrivealive.co.za....

Bookings open for Design Indaba Simulcast

Tickets sales for the Design Indaba Young Designers Simulcast (YDS) in Cape Town are now open. Design Indaba opens at the CTICC on 27 February 2013. In broadening the creative scope, the organisers are committed to making the conference accessible to more people. The YDS is a live simulcast of the...

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