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Jacquin Botha, creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer.
Q&A w/ Jacquin Botha: Stay curious. Stay hungry. Stay winning!

Jacquin Botha is a man who wears many hats (literally and figuratively), including that of creative director, art director, designer and well-known fashion/commercial photographer. Here he chats to us about his journey thus far, the state of the advertising industry, what makes award-winning work and what is next for him looking forward...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 hours ago

Q&A with Steve Erwin - where art and cars meet
Q&A with Steve Erwin - where art and cars meet

Steve Erwin, a self-taught fine artist based in Cape Town, specialises in painting classic and contemporary cars and bikes...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 hours ago

P.S. I Love You. In every language
P.S. I Love You. In every language

Just Design Jhb confesses its love with Cadbury P.S...

Issued by Just Design 14 Feb 2019

Top 5 emerging workplace design influences set to catch on in SA
Top 5 emerging workplace design influences set to catch on in SA

Around the world there is a growing rejection of purely efficiency-based office environments...

By Isla Galloway-Gaul 13 Feb 2019

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Listen up! Why Mastercard is becoming a sonic brand

Get ready to recognise the Mastercard brand not only with your eyes but also your ears. That's right, the latest phase of its brand evolution involves sonic melody that's set to form part of your Mastercard brand experience in the future...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2019

#Newsmaker: Jared Kushner appointed CD at Digitas Liquorice
#Newsmaker: Jared Kushner appointed CD at Digitas Liquorice

Jared Kushner has been appointed creative director at Digitas Liquorice Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2019

#NewBiz: Clay Creative wins City & Guilds
#NewBiz: Clay Creative wins City & Guilds

New agency kid on the block, Clay Creative recently won the City & Guilds pitch for their international digital account with the agency's soon-to-be-launched #FutureFit concept...

7 Feb 2019

Printer's Blended Scotch Whisky relaunch
Printer's Blended Scotch Whisky relaunch

Stocks Spirits Group commissioned Berge Farrell to design the packaging for the relaunch of Printer's, one of Stock's whisky brands in the Czech Republic and Slovakia...

Issued by Berge Farrell 7 Feb 2019

Disrupting data intelligence sourcing
Disrupting data intelligence sourcing

Acknowledging that stakeholder inputs have an impact on business success requires that organisations gather information from both internal and external participants...

Issued by LexisNexis 1 Feb 2019

Ikea's African Överallt collection to be unveiled at Design Indaba Festival
Ikea's African Överallt collection to be unveiled at Design Indaba Festival

Two years ago Ikea teamed up with a group of designers, architects, artists and creatives from five African countries to collaborate around modern urban rituals and the importance they play in the home...

1 Feb 2019

3 business non-negotiables for 2019
3 business non-negotiables for 2019

Value in the form of quality interactions and ethics are the biggest priority for consumers in 2019, and this will shape how companies design solutions, deliver services and communicate...

By Leigh Whiting 31 Jan 2019

Celebrating 80 years of gold
Celebrating 80 years of gold

Berge Farrell was tasked to design the packaging for a special, limited edition of Klipdrift Brandy - exclusively created in celebration of 80 years of the iconic heritage of Klipdrift Brandy making in South Africa...

Issued by Berge Farrell 31 Jan 2019

Lara Utian-Preston is the founder of Red Flag Content Relations.
#BizTrends2019: 3D design goes mainstream

While virtual reality, augmented reality and 360-degree video and photography become the norm within advertising, filmmaking, and content production, their applications across a range of other industries and sectors are also set to exponentially increase...

By Lara Utian-Preston 31 Jan 2019

Dutch trend forecaster Li Edelkoort. ©
Li Edelkoort to present 2019 trend seminars at Design Indaba

At her inspiring annual trend seminars, the Dutch trend forecaster Li Edelkoort will be discussing key topics like cultural appropriation in fashion and how to cure "colourphobia" in our interiors...

30 Jan 2019

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Pro-working - co-working's mature older sibling - has arrived

Linda Trim, director at FutureSpace, describes pro-working as co-working's more mature older sibling, who is also better dressed and much more sophisticated...

30 Jan 2019

Polls open for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa
Polls open for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa

The polls for this year's Most Beautiful Object in South Africa officially opened on Friday, 25 January 2019 and members of the public can submit anonymous votes online...

28 Jan 2019

Urban rooms: where people get to design their city's future
Urban rooms: where people get to design their city's future

Despite the strong Utopian traditions of urban planning, there has often been a reluctance to think beyond the short term...

By Tim Dixon 21 Jan 2019

The winner of AKQA’s brief to make Beats the ideal companion for commuters was: Christian Johnstone, Isabel Mickleburgh, Chad Joyce.
D&AD exhibits 2018 New Blood Shift Class work and reveals winners of briefs

D&AD has exhibited the work from this year's Shift graduates to a host of leading industry figures, including the winning projects for the 2018 briefs...

18 Jan 2019

Artists announced for 2019 Baz-Art IPAF
Artists announced for 2019 Baz-Art IPAF

Non-profit organisation Baz-Art has announced the lineup for the 2019 International Public Art Festival (IPAF), which will be held in Salt River, Cape Town from 9-17 February 2019...

18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Technology and other packaging disruptors in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Technology and other packaging disruptors in 2019

Packaging design in South Africa in 2019 will be shaped (at an alarming rate) by changes in technology and the way products are viewed and selected...

By Gail Macleod 14 Jan 2019

Woolworths apologises for copycat Ubuntu Baba carrier
Woolworths apologises for copycat Ubuntu Baba carrier

Woolworths has removed a line of baby carriers from its shelves following a meeting with Cape Town entrepreneur Shannon McLaughlin, who claimed the retailer had copied the design of her Ubuntu Baba carrier...

9 Jan 2019

Woolworths accused of copying baby carrier design
Woolworths accused of copying baby carrier design

Woolworths has once again been accused of plagiarising the product design of a smaller business. This time, the item in question is a Woolworths baby carrier, which entrepreneur Shannon McLaughlin claims is a copy...

9 Jan 2019

Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand
Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand

Mastercard has announced that it will be dropping its name from its iconic logo in select contexts...

9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's in store for interior design and décor trends towards 2020?
#BizTrends2019: What's in store for interior design and décor trends towards 2020?

Natural materials, texture, and individuality are the key elements that will shape interior design and décor trends into 2020...

By Dave Nemeth 9 Jan 2019

From left to right - Janine Kruger - group COO, Samantha Gabriel - group managing director, Lesley Waterkeyn - Group CEO and Lele Mehlomakulu - non-executive director and shareholder.
#NewBiz: Colourworks and Designers Ink merge to form CWDi

Colourworks, founded in 1998 and Designers Ink, founded in 2000 have announced their union as a joint force: CWDi...

8 Jan 2019

Poet, performer and theatre producer Koleka Putuma.
Design Indaba appoints Koleka Putuma as theatre producer

Design Indaba has announced that award-winning poet, performer and theatre producer Koleka Putuma will be joining their team...

19 Dec 2018

Foster + Partners release golden stadium design for 2022 FIFA World Cup
Foster + Partners release golden stadium design for 2022 FIFA World Cup

New images have been released for a 80,000-seat golden stadium designed by Foster + Partners...

19 Dec 2018

Bio-punks and the democratic DIY design of the human body
Bio-punks and the democratic DIY design of the human body

In August 2018 Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen caused a social media frenzy when the posted pictures of themselves sporting what appeared to be body-modification "jewellery" implanted in their necks and torsos on their respective social media feeds...

By Bronwyn Williams 14 Dec 2018

Spruce up your festive Stellenbosch stay with the Spier Light Art Festival
Spruce up your festive Stellenbosch stay with the Spier Light Art Festival

With the spongy green grass of Spier farm beneath our toes and a veritable picnic feast warming our bellies, we couldn't tell if they were shivers of cold from the light breeze rustling through the trees or fear from the otherworldly feathered beings of Stravinsky's Firebird ballet and ghostly lights in the bamboo forest and haunting operatic voices from the Spier Light Art Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 2018

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