Still time to book EXSA conference
Still time to book EXSA conference

The 2012 EXSA Conference takes place from 6-7 February 2012 at the Fairways Hotel, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg. Amongst its speakers are Hans Bruder, MD of Octanorm, Germany who will discuss the latest trends and stand designs in Europe and Kris Willand, MD of ESG, Melbourne, Australia on...

25 Jan 2012

Still time to enter Loeries
Still time to enter Loeries

click to enlargeThe deadline of 31 May 2010 for Loeries 2010 entries, other than 2010 FIFA World Cup entries, has been extended to 14 June 2010 but does carry a 5% late fee. This means that all work flighted between 1 June 2009 and 14 June 2010 is eligible for entry. World cup- related entries have...

21 May 2010

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

A few favourite design things…
A few favourite design things…

click to enlargeLaunched at last week’s Design Indaba, These Are a Few of Our Favourite Things is a book profiling the work of Durban-based design studio disturbance. Written by Art South Africa editor Sean O’Toole and containing a wealth of anecdotes from the designers themselves, the book is a...

1 Mar 2007

New African image library

Online publisher RedInk Publishing’s new photo image library, www.redimages.co.za, contains high quality, royalty-free, stock images available from as little as R20.00 per download. Says co-owner Belinda Nelson, “Until now, South African image libraries – some with great pictures – cost the earth....

14 Feb 2007

Beautifying Woolies
Beautifying Woolies

click to enlargeMoag Bailie Design Consultants has spent the last year working closely with Woolworths on the packaging design for the Woolworths private label skincare, bath and body and colour cosmetics ranges in the new beauty department, which has just been relaunched....

30 Nov 2006

LG wins Design Team of the Year 2006

LG Electronics has been awarded the 'Design Team of the Year 2006' award at last month's reddot design awards in Essen, Germany, for its focus on design management. LG is the first company making a full range of electronics products to win the 'Radius' Trophy and its award-winning products will be...

26 Jul 2006

Student wins 2006 Design Achievers Award
Student wins 2006 Design Achievers Award

click to enlargeSandile Nkosi, a twenty-three year old graphic design student from the University of Johannesburg, is the winner of the 2006 Design Achievers Award, which forms part of the SABS Design Institute's initiative to promote design leadership amongst the youth. Nkosi's prize is to...

17 Jul 2006

Show off your CD/DVD packaging design flair and win

Cape Town-based CD/DVD manufacturing and packaging company Media Alliance is giving students, designers and agencies the opportunity to showcase their CD/DVD-specific packaging designs on its stand at Markex Cape Town, 26 - 28 July 2006. Incentives include the possibility of being published in The...

13 Jun 2006

'Down under' for Espial

Johannesburg-based design agency Espial has been appointed as brand partner to VPASP.com, one of the world's largest digital shopping technology developers, located in Sydney, Australia. Espial will revamp VPASP.com's corporate identity and roll out the new look into all collateral. Espial is no...

21 May 2006

Eclectic wins EXSA award

Durban-based exhibition stand and showroom design specialists, Eclectic Exhibits, has walked away with the award for the 'Best Large Stand in the Custom 201 square metres and over Category' at EXSA's annual awards function held in Johannesburg recently. Eclectic won top honours for its KZN Tourism...

4 May 2006

2006 Gold Quill Award for Russell & Associates

Russell & Associates has received the award of Excellence in the Communication Design category for its 2005 Harmony Gold Annual Report at the 2006 Gold Quill Awards, presented by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Winners represent the best in organisational...

3 May 2006

PG Bison Interior Design Student of the year 2005

The 2005 11th Annual PG Bison Interior Design Student Award of 2005 was held in Gauteng last week. The winner is Andrea Kleinloog of Greenside Design Center. The winning lecturer is Garth Doyle. both the winner and winning lecturer will be winging their way to the 2006 Milan Furniture Fair, courtesy...

7 Nov 2005

EIBTM award beckons for Design Indaba

The Design Indaba Conference is one of the five finalists of the international EIBTM Awards in the Best Conference Category. The awards recognise the creative and effective organisation of business meetings and events internationally. Winners will be announced at the EIBTM Awards on 29 November...

31 Oct 2005

Cape conference cancelled

The Grow and Develop the Cape Creatively workshop due to take place on 22 September, with keynote speaker Dr. Richard Florida, has been postponed. Global Conferences has expressed apologies for this inconvenience and the missed opportunity to discuss the creative economy and is in the process of...

18 Sep 2005

Sticking to Gloo

François Naudé has joined the creative team of Gloo Digital Design as a Senior Multimedia Designer. François pioneered multimedia in South Africa and was founder of altsense.net, co-founder of Type01 and part of South Africa's first multimedia agency Tinderbox. He is a regular speaker at...

29 Aug 2005

Colour management solutions for professionals

HP has announced that it will be offering dedicated colour management solutions with its printer and scanning products for photographers, creative and pre-press professionals. Users will now be able to achieve more consistent and accurate colours with the colour management solutions, powered by...

23 Aug 2005

Tequila scores with a beer

Tequila Johannesburg will be appearing in the new British D&AD Annual with packaging designed for Bru - a range of beers from a micro brewery started by Mignon Botes, former MD (and now client) of Tequila Johannesburg. The micro brewery is aimed at tourists going on safari in the Kruger Park....

30 Jun 2005

Nandos takes Cross Colours to New York

Cross Colours, a creative solutions agency, has received two finalist nominations in the New York Festival 2005 Print Advertising Awards competition. The nomination is for the Nando's HR Book and the Nando's Kids Packets designs. The work will be submitted to the next round of judging and the...

19 Jun 2005

Local graphic design world class

The South African Graphic Design Council, think, has been accepted as a full member of Icograda, the world body for professional graphic design and visual communication. As a member organisation of Icograda, think will provide its members a link to international trends and standards and further...

12 Jun 2005

Pastoll for international advertising jury

Joey Pastoll, one of the founding directors of creative solutions agency, Cross Colours, has been selected once again as a jury member for the design category of the London International Advertising Awards. This year marks the 20th Annual London International Awards and winners will be announced at...

6 Jun 2005

Winning Las Vegas style

Durban-based Barrows, the design and manufacturing business specialising in the field of in-store media solutions, has won two gold awards in the POPAI's OMA Awards in Las Vegas. With competition in the region of 700 entries in 27 categories from 130 suppliers across four continents, Barrows won...

4 May 2005

Auction to benefit Think

The South African Graphic Design Council (think) will auction an Apple eMac G4 and Adobe Creative Suite Premium, valued at R14 000, online to raise funds for the 2005 think Bursary programme. Donated by the Core Group and Adobe South Africa, the auction opens at 09:00 on 1 March and closes at 12:00,...

21 Feb 2005

Extension to Think deadline

Following numerous requests, the South African Graphic Design Council (think) has agreed to a further extension to the deadline for application for the 2005 think Bursary. The new deadline is Thursday, 3 February 2005, before 3pm. Potential candidates are urged to visit www.think.org.za to learn...

30 Jan 2005

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: www.cartoonist.co.za, 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, www.graphicmedia.co.za, 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

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