Design Indaba magazine wins in New York

Design Indaba magazine scooped the gold Eddie Award in the Business-to-business Art/Design category, the silver Ozzie Award in the Business-to-business under 100 000 category and the Best Overall Design for 2004 - undoubtedly a first for South African publishing. Here at home, Design Indaba magazine...

6 Dec 2004

Corel Painter IX Unveiled at Futurex in Cape Town

Corel has announced that Corel® Painter™ IX, the world's most powerful Natural-Media® painting and illustration software, is now available for pre-order. Launching at Futurex in Cape Town, Corel Painter IX allows commercial designers, photographers, and professional artists to use their natural...

20 Sep 2004

Red Rocket struts its stuff

For the third consecutive year, specialist design and advertising company, Red Rocket Design & Advertising has been appointed by Global Village to handle its bi-annual International Fashion Sale (IFS) that takes place at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, this weekend. "For each event we create an entirely...

28 Jul 2004

Extreme makeover for Fanta bottle

Film production company, Terraplane, were extremely creative when working out the best way to make an inanimate object come to life in the latest Fanta commercial. The commercial to launch the new Fanta bottle is a spoof on the TV reality show, "Extreme Makeover", with the lucky participant being...

9 Jun 2004

Drawing on success

Some of South Africa's top cartoonists are showcasing their talents on a new site:, that has jumped straight into Ananzi's top position. The site is aimed primarily at advertising agencies and publishers. Zapiro, Dr Jack, Rico Schacherl of Madam & Eve fame, Mynderd Vosloo, Colin...

23 May 2004

New resources for designers

Graphic Media Advertising has launched a royalty free stock library on their website,, offering designers the chance to download high resolution images at no cost. They have also launched a gallery section for designers to showcase their work and a forum section where ideas...

15 Apr 2004

D-Day - Celebrating SA design

February 27 will be the country's first-ever National Design Day - D-Day - a day to celebrate, support, buy, use and wear South African design. D-Day is part of this year's Design Indaba, being held in Cape Town from February 26 to 29. More info:

18 Feb 2004

Creative's demise

System Publishers' electronic newsletter CreativeBytes and its print title Creative Mix ceased publication this week due to "insufficient revenue".

12 Feb 2004

Last day to qualify for Design Indaba Early Bird Special

To take full advantage of the Design Indaba's 10% Early Bird booking discount of R300 off the standard three-day ticket price of R3 000 you will need to register online by this Friday. For further details and the online booking form, visit

14 Jan 2004

7th International Design Indaba Early Bird Offer

Book your three-day Design Indaba pass before 16 January 2004 and you will receive 10% off the standard price of R3 000 with the Early Bird Special. The 7th International Design Indaba will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 25 - 27 February 2004. It's a unique...

11 Jan 2004

Red Rocket wins award in annual reports 'Oscars'

Red Rocket Design & Advertising has won an award in the International ARC Awards, the world's largest competition in the annual report arena. Red Rocket won an Honours Award in the category of Overall Annual Reports: Financial Services for work they did for client Jigsaw Holdings. For a full list of...

24 Aug 2003

Adobe software giveaway

Adobe SA has announced that they will be giving away software to the value of approximately R25,000 to those attending the International Society of Typographic Designers Typ03 event on 2 September 2003, Honeydew, Gauteng - more info....

24 Aug 2003

Special birthday gift for Madiba

On Nelson Mandela's 85th birthday a surprise gift was presented to him by his family - a family crest that acknowledges the unparalleled leadership role that he has played, and continues to play, within the broader Mandela family. The company commissioned by Dr Makaziwe Mandela to design that crest...

30 Jul 2003

Mole Hole Design Agency wins international award

The Mole Hole Design Agency and The Meeting House (based in Chicago), in conjunction with Wounded Buffalo Productions, won Best Invitation 2002-2003 on the annual NACE ISES Chicago Excellence awards recently held in Chicago. The Mole Hole and Wounded Buffalo Productions created a themed Flash...

3 Jun 2003

Top award for TBWA Gavin Reddy

TBWA Gavin Reddy has been awarded overall first prize in the Corporate Identity category in an annual international design competition hosted by Curtis Fine Papers of Scotland for a CI prepared for Sonke Colours.

26 Feb 2003

Tonic Design alive again

Tonic Design is starting up again. It went into hibernation when two of its members (Mike Jansen & Erik Verster) worked for 8seconds for a number of months. Erik Verster is returning to his passion and will be heading up and driving Tonic Design towards interactive and design services again. Contact...

19 Feb 2003

This is your CAPTION speaking

Great Stock! has already had five winners in its ongoing competition to test your creative wit. Choose a caption that places a chosen stock image in a fresh, funny or far-out perspective, or browse other submissions. Their latest image is of two bears not getting their feet wet? Enter the game >>...

13 Feb 2003

Creative Director exhibits in New York

Peet Pienaar, Creative Director of daddy buy me a pony, the creative unit of 9November, has been asked to exhibit some of his contemporary artwork at the well known Axis Gallery, New York. The exhibition opened 10 January.

13 Jan 2003

Red Rocket merges with Wall Street

Design and brand-marketing specialists Red Rocket Design & Advertising has merged with Wall Street Advertising and is to now be known as simply Red Rocket.

27 Nov 2002

SA Student Gold Pack Award winners

The South African Student Gold Pack Awards require designers and students from across the country to design packaging for categories including Proudly South African, Fragile Pack and Space Theme Sweets. The winners are Samantha McCalgan, who won gold; Guy Tasker, silver; and Piet Laubscher, bronze.

30 Oct 2002

New Sasol logo gets international recognition

The new Sasol logo, designed by Trademark Design, has been showcased in Creativity's new international edition on the best of corporate identity design. The book is edited by David E. Carter, who has published over 90 books looking at corporate identity and headed one of the most respected major...

19 Jul 2002

Hardy Boys expands

Durban design company, Hardy Boys, has bought a major share in 'Fusion', a digital company, 'Cocoon', a research company, 'Roots', a traditional ad agency, as well as launching 'Hardy Boys' Strategic, a unit specialising in strategy, marketing and trend analysis.

19 Mar 2002

DDS appointed Wacom's SA distibutor

Wacom supplies world-leading cordless and pressure sensitive graphics tablets, from the Graphire A6 to the Intuos2 A3 tablet. Direct Distribution Services is a SA based distributor supplying products to the web development, graphics and creative markets, representing world-leading vendors such as...

22 Jan 2002

World's oldest artwork discovered in Stilbaai

The two pieces of engraved red ochre was discovered in Blombos cave near Stilbaai on the Cape coast. It is 70 000 years old and together with bone tools suggests that our human ancestors in Africa were exhibiting modern human behaviour 35 000 years before Europeans. The Metropolitan Museum of...

11 Jan 2002

EPNET wins Golden Web Award

Congratulations to EPNET on winning a Golden Web Award for the design of the Eikestad Motors website - Held by the International Association of Web Masters and Designers, the awards are presented in recognition of excellent design, originality and content....

7 Dec 2001

Loerie Awards 2002 - Cinema category entries

CineMARK invites you to enter the Cinema Category for the 2002 Loerie Awards to be held on June 09, 2002 - entries close on March 01. CineMARK will reward all entrants for their efforts with R20 000 worth of free screen time (to be allocated in unsold inventory).

29 Nov 2001

New Non-Executive Chairman for 8 Seconds

8 Seconds Brand and Design has appointed Andrew Fasedemi as their new Non-Executive Chairman.

13 Nov 2001

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