Louise Marsland (@Louise_Marsland)’s weekly pick of recent product, packaging, design and food launches: Hallmark House is transforming into designer mixed-use space in Maboneng; Lipton launches a new combination flavour; Protea Fire & Ice! Menlyn opens; and the rebrand of Orlando Stadium is underway.
by Thabang Leshilo (@Thabang_Leshilo) My birthplace is a melting pot of opportunities, a contrast between an enduring dream and the unapologetic realities of life. Yet, to a large degree, it is a city ignored by marketers and advertisers, who often deliver project stereotypes.
by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) This week on Design Annotator we’re highlighting: David Krut Print Workshop, Stand 47, Beatenberg #10and5Takeover, InAWE Residency with Fort Rixon, Break.Make.Create, “Wake Up, This Is Joburg”, 16 Jozi gallery spaces and art museums, and the “City of Gold Diggers” exhibition.
by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) This week on Design Annotator we’re highlighting: AfrikaBurn, photographer Brett Rubin, Bheki Dube’s Curiocity Backpackers, Motherland Coffee Co, art curator Zach Nossel, 10 botanical spaces and projects, and MACHINE’s Unite Joburg for adidas Originals.
This past week has seen two very popular, heated discussions on 10and5. The first being the CLEAR Claw Machine by Cow Africa. Some of readers seem to feel fatigued by the number of Arduino/Kinect projects that have popped up, but we find that it’s an interesting medium that has entered advertising and will continue to feature the best work we see from that field, just as we’ll do the same for the TV ads. Which brings me to our second most discussed piece of work – a TV ad for Yellow Pages. The funny piece produced by 360eight and Velocity Films proves that the traditional 30 second spot is still a credible force in creating word of mouth.
In our illustration features we’ve started our 2013 series on Creative Women. Be sure to read about Kim Longhurst and her amazing work that she produces from Durban. We also chat to artist Paul Senyol about his process and way of working.
Finally – if you are a Capetonian visiting Johannesburg or a local Joburger looking for creative co-working space, your prayers have been answered. We’ve rounded up the 5 best co-working spaces in Johannesburg for creatives. No more sitting in coffee shops trying to concentrate. Read through our best collection below and be sure to follow 10and5 on Facebook or Twitter if you’d like more regular updates.