South African studio helped design Newsweek Jubilee edition

South African design, illustration and animation studio amicollective raised their international profile once again when they were commissioned by Newsweek, through their New York based representatives, Bernstein & Andriulli, to work on their special Queen’s Diamond Jubilee edition which went on sale worldwide last week.

“We were asked to develop four crests that depicted elements from each chapter on a “then and now” basis,” says amicollective MD Mark van Niekerk. These were applied to print and digital media.

amicollective designed the World Cup special edition Coke can in 2010 which was rolled out globally and is busy with five illustrated billboards (20 x 60m) for Nippon Paints in China that will be hand applied commissioned through their Shanghai agent.

CREATIVITY interpreted by 10 ‘younger’ shops

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…

S’HOT: Am I Collective’s contribution to the Inkygoodness’ Character Totem Home coming’ exhibition

Am I Collective’s contribution to the Inkygoodness’ Character Totem Home coming’ exhibition. Am I Collective MD Mark van Niekerk says that for this new show, “we created ‘Maconini Abaphansi’. Our artwork shows a photograph of an African totem creature found by explorers in their quest for new tribes on the dark continent. He is made up of African masks and robotic elements from the tribe’s recurring encounters with UFO’s.”

World Cup murals cement reputation of South African illustrators

The South African illustration house Am I Collective has scored a major creative coup when it was commissioned to create 32 posters for ESPN’s 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign under the direction of New York based ad agency Wieden+Kennedy. The 32 murals celebrate each of the 32 teams that will be competing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. ESPN owns the broadcasting rights to the event in a number of territories including the USA.

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