10and5logosmall1by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) For this week’s Design Annotator wrap-up, we’ve collected:

  • Photographs from our first-ever ‘Take Me Home’ illustration exhibition, and the works revealed online
  • Daily illustrations by Catherine Green for her 12×30 Project
  • The Do It Yourself Design initiative for Antalis’ 2014 Munken Journal
  • ‘Shoes’ and ‘Sandton’ TV commercials for Liberty
  • A short web documentary directed by Chris Saunders for Connect ZA’s Future Music Rising competition
  • A closer look at the Instagramers South Africa community
  • A Google Hangout with graphic designer Bruno Morphet


Take Me Home | The work revealed

Take Me Home — Illustrations

On Thursday, 6 September, 2013, we held our first-ever Take Me Home print sale. The event was just one of a series of exhibitions, food jams, show&tell design talks and art sales that we’ll also be hosting this year in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

On exhibition and up for sale were 21 South African-made, limited edition illustrations by 20 local artists.

See some photographs from Take Me Home, and the first online collection of the works exhibited.

Daily illustrations by Catherine Green

Catherine Green — Frida Sweater Illustration

Catherine Green is a freelance writer, researcher and illustrator living in Cape Town. At the beginning of the year, she embarked on a year-long project which has her creating a new illustration every day, with a different theme each month.

Her theme for January was clothing and, for the month of February, she is creating illustrations of “odd or obscure patron saints”.

Find out more about Green and her 12×30 Project.


The Munken Journal 2014 | Do It Yourself Design

Munken Journal, Do It Yourself Design

Each year Antalis chooses a different agency or studio to come up with a unique design for the cover of its Munken Journal.

Cape Town advertising agency King James was briefed to conceptualise and produce an iconic piece for the 2014 edition but, instead, it’s decided to take a slightly different approach by giving members of the design community the freedom to create their own cover for the 2014 Munken Journal.

In return, creatives will receive a free journal featuring their personalised cover design.

Read more about the Do It Yourself Design initiative, and find out how to submit.

Liberty ‘Shoes’ and ‘Sandton’ TV commercials

Liberty “Shoes” directed by Adrian De sa Garces from Velocity on Vimeo.

In September last year, FoxP2 Johannesburg launched a new brand direction for insurance and investment company Liberty with the reverse time-lapse ad ‘Sandton’.

It’s followed up this year with ‘Shoes’, the story of a single pair of shoes — one of thousands — travelling from the obscurity of the production line and onto the feet of a little girl.

Watch Liberty’s ‘Sandton’ TV Commercial.


Connect ZA | Future Music Rising

Connect ZA/British Council — Future Music
from Chris Saunders on Vimeo.
In December last year, Chris Saunders was commissioned by the British Council to produce a short web documentary about the finalists in the Connect ZA Future Music Rising competition.

Saunders worked together with Adriaan Louw and Deon van Zyl from We-Are-Awesome film to complete the documentary, which features Bateleur, The Watermark High, Andy Mkosi, Reason and the two winning acts: Wildebeats and The Brother Moves On.

Behind-the-scenes photographs of the musicians.

Instagramers South Africa

Instagramers South Africa

Since it was founded in October 2010, Instagram has grown to over 150 million active users, who collectively post an average of 55 million photographs daily.

Some of the interesting offshoots of Instagram are the ever-growing Instagram communities, which have sprung up in likely and unlikely places all over the world. Heading up our own collective of these — igersJozi, igersCapeTown and igersDurban, to name a few — is Instagramers South Africa.

Here we take a deeper look at the ever-growing community of Instagramers in South Africa.

Hanging out with Bruno Morphet

For the first installment of our weekly Hangout series, I chatted to graphic designer Bruno Morphet to learn more about his design work for the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (which took place last weekend).

See the logo Morphet designed for CTEMF.


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