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Nashua wins Best Stand at Africa Print Expo

Nashua Limited was recently recognised as the best exhibition stand (large category) at the Africa Print Expo, a commercial and digital print expo, which took place 14-15 March 2012 in Durban, South Africa. Winners of the various stand awards at the expo were chosen after extensive tours of the...

Media accreditation open for Design Indaba

Media interested in applying for accreditation for the 2012 Design Indaba Conference (29 February - 2 March) are advised to familiarise themselves with the guidelines on the website, before applying. The organisers state that, due to the high demand for tickets to the conference, there are only 20...

PromaxBDA Africa 2011 announces programme

The 2011 PromaxBDA Africa, sponsored by M-Net, DStv and SABC, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday 28 October 2011 under the theme 'Connect 3.0' has released the full programme schedule. Download the full programme or go to www.promaxafrica.tv for more....

Loeries Travelling Exhibition off to North West

The Loeries Travelling Exhibition sponsored by Adobe will visit North-West University, 25 August -2 September 2011, for its fifth consecutive year and will be hosted by the Potchefstroom Campus' Graphic Design Subject group. The exclusive exhibition will display work across all areas of brand...

Still time to enter Loeries

click to enlargeThe deadline of 31 May 2010 for Loeries 2010 entries, other than 2010 FIFA World Cup entries, has been extended to 14 June 2010 but does carry a 5% late fee. This means that all work flighted between 1 June 2009 and 14 June 2010 is eligible for entry. World cup- related entries have...

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

YoungGuns deadline extended

Due to technical difficulties with entries, the deadline for YoungGuns for both the digital and advertising award entries is extended to Friday 6 November 2009. The student deadline of 6 November remains as is.

HWB holds African design competition

HWB Communications has been appointed by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism to develop and publicise a national competition asking all South Africans, and Africans, to enter their ideas for the design of an iconic structure for the southernmost tip of Africa at Agulhas. The campaign...

CSD Student Awards 2007 open for entry

The Chartered Society of Designers Awards 2007 is open for entries from second to fourth year full-time design students worldwide. Submissions will be accepted from the following design disciplines: exhibition, fashion, graphic, interactive media, interior, product and textiles. All projects must be...

A few favourite design things…

click to enlargeLaunched at last week’s Design Indaba, These Are a Few of Our Favourite Things is a book profiling the work of Durban-based design studio disturbance. Written by Art South Africa editor Sean O’Toole and containing a wealth of anecdotes from the designers themselves, the book is a...

New African image library

Online publisher RedInk Publishing’s new photo image library, www.redimages.co.za, contains high quality, royalty-free, stock images available from as little as R20.00 per download. Says co-owner Belinda Nelson, “Until now, South African image libraries – some with great pictures – cost the earth....

Beautifying Woolies

click to enlargeMoag Bailie Design Consultants has spent the last year working closely with Woolworths on the packaging design for the Woolworths private label skincare, bath and body and colour cosmetics ranges in the new beauty department, which has just been relaunched....

LG wins Design Team of the Year 2006

LG Electronics has been awarded the 'Design Team of the Year 2006' award at last month's reddot design awards in Essen, Germany, for its focus on design management. LG is the first company making a full range of electronics products to win the 'Radius' Trophy and its award-winning products will be...

Student wins 2006 Design Achievers Award

click to enlargeSandile Nkosi, a twenty-three year old graphic design student from the University of Johannesburg, is the winner of the 2006 Design Achievers Award, which forms part of the SABS Design Institute's initiative to promote design leadership amongst the youth. Nkosi's prize is to...

Show off your CD/DVD packaging design flair and win

Cape Town-based CD/DVD manufacturing and packaging company Media Alliance is giving students, designers and agencies the opportunity to showcase their CD/DVD-specific packaging designs on its stand at Markex Cape Town, 26 - 28 July 2006. Incentives include the possibility of being published in The...

'Down under' for Espial

Johannesburg-based design agency Espial has been appointed as brand partner to VPASP.com, one of the world's largest digital shopping technology developers, located in Sydney, Australia. Espial will revamp VPASP.com's corporate identity and roll out the new look into all collateral. Espial is no...

Eclectic wins EXSA award

Durban-based exhibition stand and showroom design specialists, Eclectic Exhibits, has walked away with the award for the 'Best Large Stand in the Custom 201 square metres and over Category' at EXSA's annual awards function held in Johannesburg recently. Eclectic won top honours for its KZN Tourism...

2006 Gold Quill Award for Russell & Associates

Russell & Associates has received the award of Excellence in the Communication Design category for its 2005 Harmony Gold Annual Report at the 2006 Gold Quill Awards, presented by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Winners represent the best in organisational...

PG Bison Interior Design Student of the year 2005

The 2005 11th Annual PG Bison Interior Design Student Award of 2005 was held in Gauteng last week. The winner is Andrea Kleinloog of Greenside Design Center. The winning lecturer is Garth Doyle. both the winner and winning lecturer will be winging their way to the 2006 Milan Furniture Fair, courtesy...

EIBTM award beckons for Design Indaba

The Design Indaba Conference is one of the five finalists of the international EIBTM Awards in the Best Conference Category. The awards recognise the creative and effective organisation of business meetings and events internationally. Winners will be announced at the EIBTM Awards on 29 November...

Cape conference cancelled

The Grow and Develop the Cape Creatively workshop due to take place on 22 September, with keynote speaker Dr. Richard Florida, has been postponed. Global Conferences has expressed apologies for this inconvenience and the missed opportunity to discuss the creative economy and is in the process of...

Sticking to Gloo

François Naudé has joined the creative team of Gloo Digital Design as a Senior Multimedia Designer. François pioneered multimedia in South Africa and was founder of altsense.net, co-founder of Type01 and part of South Africa's first multimedia agency Tinderbox. He is a regular speaker at...

Colour management solutions for professionals

HP has announced that it will be offering dedicated colour management solutions with its printer and scanning products for photographers, creative and pre-press professionals. Users will now be able to achieve more consistent and accurate colours with the colour management solutions, powered by...

Tequila scores with a beer

Tequila Johannesburg will be appearing in the new British D&AD Annual with packaging designed for Bru - a range of beers from a micro brewery started by Mignon Botes, former MD (and now client) of Tequila Johannesburg. The micro brewery is aimed at tourists going on safari in the Kruger Park....

Nandos takes Cross Colours to New York

Cross Colours, a creative solutions agency, has received two finalist nominations in the New York Festival 2005 Print Advertising Awards competition. The nomination is for the Nando's HR Book and the Nando's Kids Packets designs. The work will be submitted to the next round of judging and the...

Local graphic design world class

The South African Graphic Design Council, think, has been accepted as a full member of Icograda, the world body for professional graphic design and visual communication. As a member organisation of Icograda, think will provide its members a link to international trends and standards and further...

Pastoll for international advertising jury

Joey Pastoll, one of the founding directors of creative solutions agency, Cross Colours, has been selected once again as a jury member for the design category of the London International Advertising Awards. This year marks the 20th Annual London International Awards and winners will be announced at...

Winning Las Vegas style

Durban-based Barrows, the design and manufacturing business specialising in the field of in-store media solutions, has won two gold awards in the POPAI's OMA Awards in Las Vegas. With competition in the region of 700 entries in 27 categories from 130 suppliers across four continents, Barrows won...

Auction to benefit Think

The South African Graphic Design Council (think) will auction an Apple eMac G4 and Adobe Creative Suite Premium, valued at R14 000, online to raise funds for the 2005 think Bursary programme. Donated by the Core Group and Adobe South Africa, the auction opens at 09:00 on 1 March and closes at 12:00,...

Extension to Think deadline

Following numerous requests, the South African Graphic Design Council (think) has agreed to a further extension to the deadline for application for the 2005 think Bursary. The new deadline is Thursday, 3 February 2005, before 3pm. Potential candidates are urged to visit www.think.org.za to learn...

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