by Herman Manson. The ID Congress has set out to explore creative opportunities between Africa and Mauritius and, ultimately, Asia.
by Herman Manson. A new programmatic ad platform, targeting the fashion, beauty and fragrance industries, has been launched by Amorphous.
by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) This edition of Design Annotator includes: This edition of Design Annotator includes: Renée Rossouw Studio; Frazer Parfum; 14 local creative duos; Lucie de Moyencourt; Wild Spaghetti; Kate Davies’s infrared photos; ‘This Is Africa’ window design; Sasol New Signatures Competition; and South African highlights at Encounters.
by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) For Design Annotator today, we’ve chosen: Young South Africa featuring Sibs Shongwe-La Mer; Bizarre AfrikaBurn motion photos by Lukas Renlund; Show & Tell creative talks; 10 creatives inspired by the city; Jo Anke Gallery’s Hlengiwe Vilakati; illustrator and standup comedian Donovan Goliath; artist blankets for Mr Price Home; and a call to enter the Nokia Asha A-List Competition.
by Louise Marsland (@louise_marsland) Since bad behaviour is banned from the actual Loerie Awards, the only thing we have left to write about outside of the actual awards, that sets the industry apart as “creative” (read: outrageous, entertaining, fascinating, fashionable, uber-cool) is the fashion.
by Louise Marsland (@louise_marsland) One of the things about the creative industry is the fact that if you say ‘black tie’ on an invitation, the only people who will pitch in full evening dress are the clients.
Everyone else will try out do each other in subverting the dress code and making a creative fashion statement.
People attend Loeries for the work, the awards, the parties and also to be seen rocking a statement outfit or being as ‘anti-establishment’ as possible by going against the grain.
I remember the first time The Loerie Awards, which had become a six-hour ordeal interspersed with M-Net continuity announcers, went to two awards evenings the first time at Sun City to try get the length of the evening down by splitting the awards into two nights.
In protest, one top creative, can’t remember who, went shirtless the first night, only wearing trousers and shoes and socks, and the next night pitched in his underpants with a shirt, tie and jacket on.
MarkLives.com runs a regular slot featuring the best local and international magazine covers every week. We recognise well thought out, powerful and interesting (and hopefully all three in one) magazine covers and celebrate the mix of pragmatism, creativity and personal taste that created each of them. By media bloggerMediaSlutZA.
Visi is one of a handful of truly iconic South African magazines. It has always prided itself in superior design and production values, as well as a quirkiness that resonated with many South Africans. For a while now, though, the public seems to have been less enamoured with the magazine as seen in its declining circulation in recent years.
…The rest will follow. That is the assumption trend forecast analyst Dion Chang works on with his analysis of the fast-paced change the fashion industry is grappling with. He recently shared his findings at the Freeworld Design Centre in Cape Town as a guest of New Media Publishing.