Finding Cape Town’s Design Voice

Can Cape Town become to Johannesburg what Austin is to Dallas, Barcelona is to Madrid or San Francisco is to LosbAngeles – not as big, not as industrial but certainly more creative, entrepreneurial and tech-centric? Gavin Levinsohn, CEO of Ogilvy Cape Town asks the question, but already it seems rhetorical.

Channel O launches Coco Joe

Channel O has appointed design and publishing consultancy The President to launch the magazine Coco Joe as a brand extension for the channel. The magazine is segmented with half the print run appealing to females (Coco) and the other half at males (Joe). This issue was edited by Johannesburg based Nonkululeko Mlangeni – whose recent …

Domus looks to Africa

The design and publishing agency, The President, has collaborated with Berlin-based design agency, onlab, on the Intersections pages for the July/August issue of the Italian architecture and design magazine, Domus.

Nicolas Bourquin, Managing and Creative Director at onlab, approached The President to design the cover and four illustrations for the Intersections pages of the Africa issue. The style of the illustrations by Hannes Bernard were inspired by Dutch wax fabric designs.

The MK Bruce Lee preview

ssue 3 of MK Buce Lee will be in-store end of May 09. MK Bruce Lee is a quarterly publication focussing on the local music scene and is sponsored by music channel MK. Agency The President recently scooped a silver CLIO statue at the 50th Annual CLIO Awards. The magazine won the award in the category for Editorial Design. MarkLives provides a preview of the next issue:

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