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3 key reasons to go visual
3 key reasons to go visual

Visual is king. Living in the instant gratification world of digital means that there is a growing need for consumers to interact with their environments, in real time...

Issued by DMX 6 hours ago

Design Foundation Awards honours top achievers
Design Foundation Awards honours top achievers

The sixth annual Design Foundation Awards was held on Saturday, 9 March in Cape Town honouring leaders of South African design...

12 Mar 2019

Young creatives from left - Cedric Nzaka, Nandi Dlepu, Morena Sefatsa and Yanga Yaya at the 2019 Design Indaba.
Top 5 key take-outs from Design Indaba 2019

Monare Matema, associate brand architect at DNA Brand Architects, shares key take-outs from the 2019 Design Indaba conference...

By Monare Matema 6 Mar 2019

Brand Factor's best work: Part 1
Brand Factor's best work: Part 1

Brand Factor is less than a year old, and we're already on job number 210. So the team thought we would take stock of just how much work we've put out over the past 10-going-on-11 months...

Issued by Brand Factor 5 Mar 2019

Black-owned small business? Get pro-bono packaging design in the Sisonke Design Sprint
Black-owned small business? Get pro-bono packaging design in the Sisonke Design Sprint

Stratcom Branding is calling on entries from 100% black-owned SMME's for the chance to receive a pro-bono packaging design through its bi-annual social responsibility initiative...

5 Mar 2019

Architect, Tshepo Mokholo.
#DesignIndaba2019: Creating architecture for the African continent for the next 100 years

Design can and should have a positive impact on communities, says architect and African Design Centre fellow, Tshepo Mokholo...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Ikea's Överallt collection a global showcase of Africa's top design talent
#DesignIndaba2019: Ikea's Överallt collection a global showcase of Africa's top design talent

The anticipated launch of Ikea's Överallt homeware collection is described as a marriage between African rituals and Scandinavian design...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Mar 2019

Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu in conversation with Terry Levin and Louise Marsland. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Human myth vs AI machine

One of the most exciting aspects of this year's Design Indaba was a sense of camaraderie between designers of all disciplines from font to film...

By Terry Levin 4 Mar 2019

Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu, on the set of her film, Rafiki.
#DesignIndaba2019: We need to believe in African mermaids

It is important to tell the joyful African stories, not just those of pain and suffering...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

Design Indaba CEO and founder Ravi Naidoo with David Droga, founder and creative chairman, Droga5. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Droga: Make advertising that people give a shit about

Three days of Design Indaba inspiration culminated in headline act David Droga, whose career in advertising traverses Saatchi & Saatchi in London, Publicis, NYC, to starting his own New York-based agency, Droga5 in 2006...

By Terry Levin 4 Mar 2019

David Droga on stage at Design Indaba. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: "Find the emotional connection in a pure, authentic way" - David Droga

Ann Nurock interviews David Droga, the most awarded creative at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and the youngest person ever inducted into the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame...

By Ann Nurock 4 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity
#DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity

Bizcommunity.Africa interviews Niger architect Mariam Kamara on how architects have an important role to play in designing "thinking spaces"...

By Louise Marsland 2 Mar 2019

Houtlander's curvilinear Interdependence II bench voted Most Beautiful Object
Houtlander's curvilinear Interdependence II bench voted Most Beautiful Object

Houtlander's curvilinear Interdependence II bench was judged the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa and announced as the winner on Friday, 1 March 2019 at the annual Design Indaba Conference...

1 Mar 2019

CEO of Fjord, Olof Schybergson.
#DesignIndaba2019: Olof Schybergson on embracing frustration and hope

Internationally recognised domain expert, thought leader and CEO of Fjord, Olof Schybergson opened day 3 of Design Indaba with the statement that "design is not a new thing, it has been around for a while, helping to shape society and culture..."

By Angie White 1 Mar 2019

Moon Ribas, a Spanish avant-garde artist with Neil Harbisson, a cyborg artist. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: What you might need to know

Things are getting real down at the 24th Design Indaba conference currently running at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town as a brave new guard of designers share their journeys and stories about new parameters in design...

By Terry Levin 1 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment
#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment

Award-winning and celebrated stand-up comedian, actor, writer and film director, Kagiso Lediga, took to the stage on Day 2...

By Angie White 1 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Making packaging disappear
#DesignIndaba2019: Making packaging disappear

Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez started day 2 of Design Indaba on a high note when he presented on the Ooho! - the disappearing biodegradable water-filled bead made from brown algae and calcium chloride (seaweed)...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: From algorithms to Al Gore
#DesignIndaba2019: From algorithms to Al Gore

In a world where many assume a font is accessed via a dropdown menu, it is a privilege to be exposed to real fontographers - those responsible for the actual creation of typefaces...

By Terry Levin 28 Feb 2019

Capturing the African sunset
Capturing the African sunset

The Just Design Jhb team was asked to create a new gin brand for the makers of Ginologist, Craft Link Distillery. The brief was simply to capture the essence of Africa in a beautiful brand name and bottle label design...

Issued by Just Design 28 Feb 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: The commonalities of bad design projects
#DesignIndaba2019: The commonalities of bad design projects

London-based design critic Alice Rawsthorn spoke all about bad design on Day 1 at Design Indaba 2019...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Feb 2019

Nicole Nomsa Moyo. © .
#DesignIndaba2019: Together, we can change systems

Designers need to work together to solve crises in the world. This is the message from one of the first speakers at Design Indaba 2019 in Cape Town, 27 February to 1 March, Nicole Nomsa Moyo...

By Louise Marsland 27 Feb 2019

Typeface designers María Ramos and Noel Pretorius.
#DesignIndaba2019: Conference kicks off with NM type feat Andile Vellem

The first speakers for the day consisted of a collaboration between NM type (a collaborative type foundry between typeface designers Noel Pretorius and María Ramos) and performance artist Andile Vellem...

By Angie White 27 Feb 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: A bouquet of innovation
#DesignIndaba2019: A bouquet of innovation

Day 1 of the 24th Design Indaba 2019 conference kicked off with the buzzing of excitement and activity at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town...

By Angie White 27 Feb 2019

#Newsmaker: Nobethu Jolobe on architecture in strategic branding and communications
#Newsmaker: Nobethu Jolobe on architecture in strategic branding and communications

Strategic branding and communications agency HKLM recently appointed Nobethu Jolobe, with a background in architecture, as creative director for 3D environmental projects...

By Jessica Tennant 26 Feb 2019

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Growing tourism with innovative visitor experience design technology

Visitor attractions form the backbone of tourism, but to ensure continued growth in visitor numbers tourism destinations will need to stay on the forefront of global visitor attraction trends and technologies...

25 Feb 2019

Berni Searle is the 2019 National Arts Festival featured artist
Berni Searle is the 2019 National Arts Festival featured artist

Cape Town-based visual artist Berni Searle is this year's National Arts Festival featured artist...

21 Feb 2019

Virginie Viard to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel
Virginie Viard to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel

Chanel has named Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld's closest collaborator for more than 30 years, as the company's new creative director, after Lagerfeld passed away in Paris this week...

20 Feb 2019

Local artists use creativity and design to tell the story of the country in Brand South Africa's new campaign
Local artists use creativity and design to tell the story of the country in Brand South Africa's new campaign

Brand South Africa is launching a new campaign focusing on local entrepreneurs in the creative and design space, who have turned their passions into successful enterprises...

Issued by Brand South Africa 20 Feb 2019

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies

Celebrated fashion designer and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85...

19 Feb 2019

Jacquin Botha, creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer.
Q&A w/ Jacquin Botha: Stay curious. Stay hungry. Stay winning!

Jacquin Botha is a man who wears many hats (literally and figuratively), including that of creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer. Here he chats to us about his journey thus far, the state of the advertising industry, what makes award-winning work and what is next for him looking forward...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Feb 2019

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