#trendMARK: Social media commerce in the Reassurance Economy

a trendMARK feature by Dion Chang (@DionChang) Let’s talk about retail disruption and other top trends for 2014, including: social media commerce; catering to the millennial palate; the reassurance economy; and millennial martyrs (the big data backlash).

Design Annotator: Self(ie) Obsessed

by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) This week’s roundup: best places to work from when out-of-office; J&B’s new Made Different TVC with DJ Sbu; Bonolo Moeng and Keith Ngcongo’s StyleTribe SA; freelance designer and illustrator Annika de Korte; Samsung design initiative #AmazeAfrica; Flux Trends Zeitgeist of 2014; “Self(ie) Obsessed” Jade Paton; and Night of 1000 Drawings exhibition.

Design Annotator: Creative Entrepreneurs and Mandela’s Legacy Posters – plus Men with Beards

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.

One of our most anticipated projects has completed and the response to the Mandela Poster Project could not have been better. The Mandela Poster Project honours Nelson Mandela’s legacy in a series of poster tributes. I’m a huge fan of the work produced, and we’ve curated the posters that we liked the most. Some of South Africa and the Worlds best illustrators contributed to the project – definitely one to check out. Probably the funniest projects we’ve featured this week has been Bernard Brand’s photo’s of dudes with beards. Bernard has amassed a collection that would make any hipster-loving copywriter crazy with envy. Our last video is from the electronic music act PHFat – their latest video is an eery black and white semi-horror. This month is also 10and5 Self Starter Series. We’ve delved deep to find South Africa’s top creative entrepreneurial talent. Our first interviews are with Dion Chang of Flux Trends and Ross Drakes of Nice Work. Check out more of the great work that South African creative entrepreneurs are doing in our Self-Starter section.

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