Those who did arrive early on Friday at the Design Indaba were rewarded by listening to Issa Diabate, who apparently even trended on Twitter during his presentation.
By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2014 11:10
Almost every Design Indaba presenter refers to their country or city of origin as being formative to the success of their design approach and ethos. The evidence stacks up annually as one case study after the next demonstrates that the best design solutions grow out of a sense of place, context and location and are fundamental to inspiration.
By Terry Levin 28 Feb 2014 09:15
Easily the most mythical of all designers - part alchemist, part shaman, with the sensibilities and integrity of the Dalai Lama, Thomas Heatherwick was back on the Indaba stage after an absence of nine years.
By Terry Levin 27 Feb 2014 14:45
Bizcommunity pitched Conn Bertish (@connbertish) executive creative director at Quirk, a few questions about his current role in charge of all material created for World Design Capital Cape Town 2014.
By Terry Levin 21 Jan 2014 06:30
On digital goddesses, role models and looking hot! Nikki Cockcroft kindly takes time out of her busy schedule as a mom and chair of the Bookmarks Awards to answer our questions.
By Terry Levin 8 Nov 2013 07:00
Bookmarks Awards 2013 judge, visiting creative director and multi-award winner, Laura Jordan Bambach chatted to me about life in the digital 'verse.
By Terry Levin 6 Nov 2013 07:30
Presenting some of the awards at the 35th Annual Loerie Awards, guest creative director from Hamburg, Gotz Ulmer, was heard to wonder why those receiving prizes were so blasé, so "like Germany" and when they might start behaving "a bit more African"!
By Terry Levin 26 Sep 2013 10:18
Screeds have been written about whether advertising creates or reflects pop-culture. Marketing philosopher Marshall McLuhan, was quoted as saying 'Advertising is the richest and most faithful reflection that any society ever made of its entire range of activities'.
By Terry Levin 26 Sep 2013 10:08
Part 2... At the Loerie International Seminar of Creativity on Friday, 20 September, some of the world's most esteemed advertising practitioners showed how to turn fear into tangible rewards.
By Terry Levin 23 Sep 2013 07:51
Some of the world's most esteemed advertising practitioners provided a snapshot of the state of the global creative industry.
By Terry Levin 23 Sep 2013 07:33
As the Open Design Conference @opendesignct, gets into its second week, it might help you to get to know some of the many players in whose hands the outcome of Cape Town's design future rests, as it can get a bit confusing.
By Terry Levin 28 Aug 2013 13:41
Most people would not consider an information board an ideal subject for a holiday snap. Following a two week trip, Terry Levin unpacks how a simple sign on a bridge proves New York is still the Granddaddy of World Design capitals.