by Louise Marsland (@Louise_Marsland) This year it was Design Indaba’s own projects that attracted much of the attention: Take 2 — giving life to used objects; the Most Beautiful Object in SA (MBOISA); how Artymiss won creativity; and Woolies takeout a win at DI 2015.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) The 2015 Design Indaba Conference’s in-between day (usually day one and day three are the strongest) still delivered some gems to delegates: Robbie Brozin, Selly Raby Kane, Omar Victor Diop, Santiago Cirugeda and Stefano Giovannoni.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Kathryn Fleming was one of the 2015 Design Indaba group of Pecha Kucha speakers. Billed as a “multidisciplinary designer exploring the intersections of science, art and technology”, Fleming explores a radical rethink of how we engage with nature in a natural world we have already reshaped radically.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Hella Jongerius is railing against shit design — design driven purely by profit, design without conscience, design without awareness. She is calling for these values to be integrated into industrial design once again because, she told delegates at Design Indaba 2015, the earth needs help; those exploited through low-paying, outsourced jobs need help; consumers need help; and, yes, producers need help.
by Herman Manson (@marklives) Can an ad agency really inspire a nation? The answer, surely, would be no? That was proved wrong by two creative directors dancing to Michael Jackson’s Black or White on the stage of Design Indaba 2015.
Louise Marsland (@Louise_Marsland)’s weekly pick of recent product, packaging, design and food launches: Wall media builds into Africa; Castle Lite brought to life by Moving Tactics; Salon Media straightens out ghd; and Jupiter Cape Town and Design Indaba urge change.
by Herman Manson. We talk to Pepe Marais and Xolisa Dyeshana of Joe Public on how they started their ad careers, their tools of the trade and what skill sets they think a modern creative director needs to create consistently effective work (even we were surprised).
Design Indaba 2015 is upon us and its ad agency, The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town, is once again responsible for its advertising and marketing campaign. This year, the event is encouraging participants to ignite positive change through design.