Cannes Lions 2014: Grand Prix, gold for SA

The International Festival of Creativity, Cannes Lions, has announced the winners in the Cyber, Design, Product Design, Press and Radio Lions categories, with Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg taking the Grand Prix and three Gold Campaign Lions in the Radio category for its campaign ‘Teleconference’, ‘Kids Party’ and ‘Enrique Concert’, created for Lucozade.

Design Annotator: “ABC’s of Xhosa Names” and election TV ads

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.

Design Indaba 2013: Oscar Diaz on our innate understanding of objects

By Herman Manson (@marklives) Design Indaba 2013 London based product designer Oscar Diaz (@OscarDiazStudio) has made a name for himself thanks to his innovative and creative work in on a broad range of products and services including furniture, shop window installations (see Alphabet shoes for Terra Plana below) and limited edition objects like his widely lauded RGB vases.

Diaz studied design at the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Bordeaux in France and took an MA in product design at the Royal College of Art in London. Diaz has worked in Japan and the UK.

This week Diaz is in Cape Town to give a talk at the annual Design Indaba Conference (running from Feb 27 – March 1). We tracked him down before his arrival to ask him what draws him to product design.

MarkLives: You started studying fine art but ended up with a Master’s in Product Design at the Royal College of Art in London. What about product design grabbed you?

Diaz: I discovered that people have an innate understanding of objects that they don’t necessarily have when it comes to art. Art is much more hermetic and needs a bit of knowledge to be appreciated.

It was the accessibility of design, which made me want to change field.

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