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 Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) This week on Design Annotator we’re highlighting: Thandiwe Tshabalala’s illustrated GIFs; Cape Town-based illustrator Ninjabreadboy; graphic designer and art director Aldo Pulella; Greg and Roché Dry, founders of Egg Designs; Hanro Havenga’s BestRand photo project; train surfing in SA doccie; Cloudy With a Chance of Pixels; the Russian Bear #UrbanExpressions campaign; 2014 Cinemark Cannes Young Lions winners; and ANC and DA election TVCs.
by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) This week on Design Annotator we’ve rounded up: this year’s Design Indaba (DI) MBOISA nominations; studio visits with Cape Town and Joburg designers exhibiting at the DI Expo; a Google Hangout with Absa’s brand manager on its DI sponsorship; the inaugural GUILD Design Fair; #CreativeHustles; interviewing Richard Finn Gregory on his upcoming film ‘The Boers at the End of the World’; and how to buy illustration prints from Take Me Home online!
by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) For our weekly wrap-up, we’ve collected: ‘Take Me Home’ illustration expo photos; freelance writer, researcher and illustrator Catherine Green’s 12×30 Project; King James’ Do It Yourself Design initiative for Antalis’ 2014 Munken Journal; FoxP2’s ‘Shoes’ and ‘Sandton’ TVCs for Liberty; Connect ZA/British Council’s ‘Future Music’ web doc directed by Chris Saunders; Instagramers South Africa; and graphic designer Bruno Morphet.
AdVantage decided to give 10 ‘younger’ agency shops an opportunity to portray their interpretation of creativity in advertising today, by giving each one a letter from the word ‘creativity’ and asking them to portray it, on a first response basis… Visually. Graphically. Through words. Whatever. Carte blanche…
The brief: Create three executions for Gillette razors, playing on the idea of the ‘five o’clock shadow’ that appear on men’s faces if they don’t have a close enough shave. The five o’clock shadow in each execution was to be interpreted as the shadow of a monster, frightening the characters in the scene that are interacting with our hero. The style reference was Tim Burton and Edward Gorey – macabre black and white sketched characters in a slightly dark and distorted setting.
Brandt Botes sharing advice from local and international designers on starting your own business
Only two more updates left on MarkLives.com of the stunning work of Zimbabwean born illustrator Sindiso Nyoni. He currently works at Amicollective. Today: a poster series for Constitution Hill, South Africa. The posters are based on historical political prisoners held at the old fort prison complex which now houses South Africa’s Constitutional Court.
Zimbabwean born illustrator and activist Sindiso Nyoni created this Free Zim activist graffiti tag, with accompanying posters addressing the suppressed state Zimbabwe is in under the continued dictatorial rule of Robert Mugabe. He currently works at Amicollective – an outfit known for grabbing the hottest talent off the market and living up to its reputation (as is obvious).