Design Annotator: Creative Co-Working, Digital MTB Courses and Attention Seeking Illustration

Co-working seems to be booming all over South Africa. Our co-working space in Johannesburg is nearly full-up, and there have been some other interesting spaces popping up. We’ve brought you some of the best, most interesting spaces in Cape Town to work from to meet other inspiring creatives. The second series in the 21 Icons project has also been released with FW De Klerk and we show some interesting work from local illustration studios. Lastly, have a look at the wacky Stimorol campaign, while Toyota have seriously taken the interpretation of physical/digital to a new level with the outdoor website built by Hello Computer and DraftFCB.

Design Annotator: Beer campaigns and street art

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.

Street art and graffiti has often received a bad reputation by being classified as vandalism. If you feel the same way, have a look at r1’s beautiful street interventions – it could very well change your perception of what is traditionally considered as street art. For some reason the beer industry has been upping their game – this week we’re featuring two new beer campaigns, one being an interesting longer-format TV ad and the other a physical/digital implementation – definitely an interesting way to market beer. We’ve also completed the Dutchmann Racing Poster series – 10 of South Africa’s top illustrators created posters for the Dutchmann racing team. Have a read and let us know what you think in the comments.

EXCLUSIVE: Hellocomputer – “we’ll continue to fight the fight from the inside”

Draftfcb acquired independent digital agency Hellocomputer earlier today. MarkLives talks to David Moffat, Managing Director at Hellocomputer, about the future of his agency within the Draftfcb South Africa Group (also see our interview with Draftfcb CEO John Dixon).

MarkLives: Why did you choose Draftfcb as a new corporate parent?
Moffat: Hellocomputer has been approached by most of the leading advertising networks. This possibility resonated with for a number of reasons: it’s an esteemed group with an impressive track record creatively and in terms of business performance, a culture and value structure we subscribe to, enviable clients and a management team we admire. Draftfcb has also demonstrated its belief in digital by investing in its own digital agency Mesh Interactive. We look forward to being part of a group that has built many of South Africa’s most loved brands.

EXCLUSIVE: Draftfcb acquires Hellocomputer

by Herman Manson. Draftfcb has acquired independent digital agency Hellocomputer. The move follows widespread industry speculation that the two parties were about to announce a deal.

Breaking now: Speculation rising that Draftfcb is in advanced discussions to buy Hello Computer

Market speculation that Draftfcb is in advanced discussions to buy Cape Town based digital agency Hello Computer has been notched up a level as the parties are believed to have entered a due diligence phase.

Give them heart – David Moffatt & Mark Tomlinson

David Moffatt doesn’t get called a rock star just because be designed a Wordpress theme. The guy actually rocks as lead guitarist of indie rock band The Dirty Skirts when he isn’t running his digital agency HelloComputer alongside business partner Mark Tomlinson. Together they have created what quite a few people refer to as one of the hottest indie digital specialists around.

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