Speed walking, Gazelle lets the geeks rule award shows

by Herman Manson. Award recipients at the 2012 Bookmarks Awards are excellent speed walkers. Following the rules of the evening, they raced in a giant loop around the stage at the Artscape to receive their Pixels.

The two creepiest Loerie winning ads this year

MarkLives.com picked the two creepiest ads awarded at the Loeries this year.

1. Fox International Channels, TOP TV: Life goes on. Again.
Agency: Ireland/Davenport
Loerie: Campaign Silver TV Trailers, Channel & Station Promos

2. VW Polo GTI: Date Drive
Agency: Ogilvy Cape Town
Campaign Bronze PR Communication Campaign
Silver Microsite
Campaign Silver Digital Mixed-Media Campaign

South Africans could apply for date drives in the new Polo GTI. It would help them impress a hot date ‘and improve their chance of scoring.’ Participants filled in pre- and post- ‘drive’ questionnaires.

Design Indaba 2012: John Bielenberg is wrong (and right about it)

It seems like graphic designer John Bielenberg will not be defined solely by his creative credentials. And there are plenty of those, including arms-full of awards, exhibitions, honorary degrees and fellowships.

Arthur Goldstuck calls 2012

Smartphones, tablets, undersea cables, fibre networks and the Cloud will all contribute to a storm of change in 2012.

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