Design Annotator: Caps, wooden letters and art fair wrap-up

By Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) This week in Design Annotator: FNB Joburg Art Fair, Swede&CROWE, Chapel (made in Woodstock), Steve Marais, Tigermouse Artist Series 2013, Cell C ‘Believe’ TVC, KIN by Pieter Hugo (Stevenson Gallery), Adidas Run Thru Time, and Hello Ambassador 2013.

Design Annotator: Digital offroading and the fastest film ever made

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’m really liking the production efforts behind the team that put together the Fastest Film Ever Made – the level of commitment is fantastic and the work produced is great for the constraints placed on it. We also have a quick look at some of the work produced by NATIVE, and if you find yourself in Johannesburg on the 16th be sure to check out the Postcard Revival project. The Portfolio review night coming up is also an event that we hope to see more of.

Drop the banner ad niched local online media brands told

by Herman Manson (@marklives) The great global online media brands like MSN, Yahoo!, Google and Facebook are well represented in the South African market, either through locally owned sales partners, through JVs with local media companies or through a local subsidiary.

Their big numbers mean they get a lot of attention, as does a series of established home grown online brands, like, ITWeb, and Moneyweb. But what of the young guns, the content start-ups, the independents making do without well resourced sales teams?

Sites like Mahala, the pre-eminent online youth mag in South Africa,, SA’s leading creative portfolio site, or ZA News, which hosts the show Zapiro created show no local TV station would touch?

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