Within the design and communication environment, access to inspiration, research, reference, trends, case studies, resources etc. is only a mouse click away. Graphic designers have evolved / devolved to become generalists, competent across multiple types of media platforms.
2017 was an interesting year. The South African economy grew by only 2.0% in the third quarter of 2017, down from a revised 2.8% in the second quarter. South Africa businesses are carrying more debt, up 5.9% in 2016 as compared to 2015.
Starting a business is hard under any set of circumstances. If you’re building a business for the long term, at some point, it is likely that you’ll deal with a difficult economy,
Repurposed ink from hate signs all over the world was used to create the new ink that was then used to print the word love on the Absolut bottle in different languages.
The campaign takes influence from the Indian colour festival Holi.
We asked our intern Tumelo Mosia for his opinion on a Hit and Miss post. Here's what he had to say. We'd love to hear from you whether you agree or disagree?
During my time at TWR 111 Eloff street I saw the transition of an African city not only through the lens of a video camera, the people, the vendors, the barbers, pavement eating houses, squatters, toyi toyis, marchers, protesters, the police, riots, school children, the taxis, they all served to issue a wake up call to the creatives studying there.
I brought two issues of Hei Voetsek whilst bar hopping in Melville in the early 2000's from a Rasta called Zebulon Dread, "This magazine is just to say we're out there and we don't buy your shit.
Form follows function is a principle associated with 20th-century modernist architecture and industrial design which says that the shape of a building or object should primarily relate to its intended function or purpose.
My partner and I founded a Branding and Design agency 3 years ago called Hitchcock Michalski. I am the Client Partner and MD, I’m a baby boomer and my creative partner…
As Campaign has stated, “If youth is wasted on the young, then age and experience are in danger of being wasted on the advertising industry.”
Please tell us how you have tried to understand your customer’s pain points in banking, their everyday challenges and what you can do to solve those challenges.
Beautiful poem by Mario de Andrade (San Paolo 1893-1945) Poet, novelist, essayist and musicologist. One of the founders of Brazilian modernism.
This week we decided to focus on the brand offering rather than design or communication.
Does the brand understand the customer’s problem?
Clover Good Hope, MA Milk Alternative Soy Milk. Clearly no packaging design objectives or goals were considered, there is no aesthetic appeal with regards to hierarchy of information, typography, colour or imagery.
Hit - Reading Symbols: A Handbook for Seeing - by Fox and Wang, you come to appreciate the imbued meaning in so many recognisable symbols. Having a slight phobia for f&@king spiders, I found this interpretation quiet fascinating.
To critique your current brand campaign. STD bank for me suffers from an identity crises, every new campaign implores a new visual language, new typography, new grid system etc.