by Uno de Waal (@unodewaal) In this edition of Design Annotator, you’ll find: a Twenty Journey Q&A; photographer Caroline Mackintosh; the RVCA Artist Network Program; graphic designer Matt Kay; Alice Mann’s Domestic Bliss; Sanlam’s new ‘Super Boy’ TVC; and a roundup of all the winning South African work at Cannes Lions.
Design Annotator with Uno de Waal is a new column featuring the top design work from South Africa’s biggest online creative showcase, Between 10 and 5, curated by Publisher Uno de Waal @Unodewaal.
I have no doubt in my mind that anyone who is interested in running a successful creative business would find inspiration and resources from our series of Creative Entrepreneurs. Last week our focus was on fashion start-ups and today we’re bringing you some of the coolest start-ups and projects in the art world. If you are interested in starting your own creative business, or any business at all really, have a look at the course from StartupCherry, a very insightful course on how to start a sure-fire business success.
We also chat to Nick Ferguson, partners with Barry and Jody who are behind some of Cape Town’s most interesting rejuvenation projects. Lastly, we are incredibly excited to see the roll out of the 21 Icons project from photographer and filmmaker Adrian Steirn. His first portrait is of Nelson Mandela and if it’s anything to go by, the next 20 icons will be just as captivating.
Design Annotator with Uno de Waal is a new column featuring the top design work this week from South Africa’s biggest online creative showcase, Between 10 and 5, curated by Publisher Uno de Waal @Unodewaal.
The past week on 10and5 we’ve seen some great work popping up from South Africa’s illustration community, as well as new TV ad work produced by SA’s top agencies. It’s also great to see new, younger talent coming through the ranks. Here are my top picks this week.
by Anton Crone (@antoncrone) In the forest of the internet, is your opinion heard if you don’t put a name to it? I’ve wondered about this after a spate of opinion pieces regarding the relevance of the Loerie Awards on Bizcommunity and Marklives. These are two valuable forums where industry folk put their names and faces to often staunch opinions, yet they are often challenged by faceless people who hide behind pseudonyms.
I regularly visit 10and5, arguably the most popular showcase for South African advertising and design. Here, people willingly, and bravely, attach their names to the work displayed then wait for the onslaught of opinion, mostly from people who hide behind pseudonyms.
In a forum on 10and5 a short while ago, after a particularly scathing attack, I challenged the convention of using pseudonyms. Some supported this, others not, and the prevailing sentiments were that anonymity ensures a negative opinion does not reflect badly on that person thereby ruining their chances of getting ahead in the industry; that more traffic is driven to the website if people are able to comment anonymously and that the more freedom there is to comment the better we can gauge general opinion.
Our friends over at 10and5.com managed to spark a lively online debate, pulling 68 comments in less than 24 hours, on the design for their new logo – before closing (sorry toning down) the discussion. We are green with envy (not necessarily about the logo though – we think ours is fab).