2014 HIGHLIGHTS // The Wows

2014 Highlights - The Wows

 

This year we’ve said Oh Wow! approximately (okay, exactly) 45 times – each Friday to be specific, in our weekly round-up of cooool. For part 4 of our 2014 HIGHLIGHTS we thought it would be fun to revisit all of our weekly Oh Wows, make a selection of the stand out work, and compile it into one super scrollable mash-up of visuals and sounds for you to enjoy. From the simple and striking to the bizarre, bold and outlandish – these are The Wows of 2014.

 

An arresting portrait from the series ‘Albus’ by Justin Dingwall:

 

'Albus' by Justin Dingwall

 

Nina Torr‘s signature illustrated dreamscapes in ‘The Wonders of the Universe’:

 

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The curious and abstract eye of photographer Johno Mellish:

 

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A dreamy editorial by photography duo, Elford/De La Forêt:

 

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Other-worldly beauty captured by fashion photographer Lea Colombo:

 

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Detail of Athi-Patra Ruga‘s ‘Approved Model of the New Azania’, which forms part of the Uncertain Terms group show:

 

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Stark, offbeat images of Tsagana Barvantsikova shot by Lindsay Hamlyn:

 

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Andrew McGibbon‘s fantastic ‘Slitherstition‘ series of snake portraits:

 

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The album cover for Desmond and the Tutus‘ ‘Enjoy Yourself’ with illustrations by Johan de Lange:

 

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A bizarre scene as seen by Patrick John and Chloe O’Doherty during their ‘Out the Office‘ US road trip:

 

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A ‘Holographic Periscope’ in GIF form by imaginative illustrator, Jean de Wet:

 

Holographic Periscope by Jean de Wet

 

Caroline Mackintosh (photographer) Fani Segerman (model and stylist) ‘Violating Worcester’ together:

 

6 Violating Worcester by Caroline Mackintosh

 

An installation image from Jana + Koos‘ exhibition ‘City of Gold Diggers‘ in New York City:

 

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‘Magic Hats’ directed by Jake Summer featuring Jabu and JR, two life-long dancers from Soweto:

 

 

Portrait of a blue-eyed girl by painter John Murray:

 

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A book of conceptual illustrations by Lize-Marie Dreyer based on Mary Frye’s poem ‘Dodendans’:

 

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Mignonne Krijno feat. a sculptural arrangement of wooden panels in Nico Krijno‘s ‘Construction’:

 

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Tracks from Fantasma‘s ‘Eye of the Sun’ EP:

 

 

 

Inside the Cango caves captured by by Wikus de Wet on the ‘Twenty Journey‘:

 

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A pink haired Nastassja photographed in studio by Betina du Toit:

 

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Nicole Liebenberg‘s man wrestling a tiger, which formed part of our first ‘Take Me Home‘ print sale:

 

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Xanthi Georgiades shot by Katja Marr, with styling and collage GIFs by Peter Georgiades:

 

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A (neatly) exploded bicycle from South African Bicycle Builders’, an exhibition curated by Nic Grobler and Stan Engelbrecht:

 

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Daniel Ting Chong‘s slick and colourful branding for Manifold:

 

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Stolen Pony, a solo project by The Frown’s Eve Rakow:

 

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Giannina Antonette photographed by Adriaan Louw, with styling by Marica Smit:

 

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The video for Miami Horror’s single ‘Wild Motion (Set It Free)’, directed by Sebastian Borckenhagen:

 

 

Poster by Michael Tymbios for Sacha Fulton’s film ‘Hands Folding Hands’:

 

13 A poster by Micheal Tymbios for Sacha Sultan‘s film Hands Folding Heads

 

Julia Campbell Gillies in ‘Bound’, a series photographed by Katja Marr and styled by Peter Georgiades:

 

20 BOUND, a series photographed by Katja Marr

 

‘In Our Hands’, a catalogue of interviews with 8 artisans created by Werner Goss Ross:

 

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Tony Gum photographed in studio by Sipho Mpongo:

 

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From ‘Symptom’, a series of intriguing paintings by John-Michael Metelerkamp:

 

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Gateway Drugs‘ first single ‘Give Me Your Love’ with track artwork  by Ian Jepson:

 

 

MUTI‘s illustrated cover for a weekend edition of The Washington Post:

 

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Brilliant image pairings in Luca Vincenzo‘s diptychs:

 

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Sylvia in the ‘Pink Ladies’, a shoot by photographed by Ashley Marie for Gaschette:

 

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One of a series of bespoke beer labels for Maven Craft Beer by Rudi de Wet:

 

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‘All Eyes On Me’ from a series of magazine drawings Ninjabreadboy:

 

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Striking studio images in ‘The Chiaroscuro’ photographed by Travys Owen for HUF Magazine:

 

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Illustrated animations by Lize-Marie Dreyer and Marli Fourie created for a collaborative project:

 

 

 

Coloured Poetry‘, a tumblr placing coloured “poems” over Nat Geo-type imagery:

 

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Cover art by Tom Parker for Seferino, the personal project of Geoffrey Brink:

 

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A beautiful image of Aluad Deng Anei, by Francois Visser:

 

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Martin Mezzabotta‘s lowbrow parody zine, ‘Coping with Dumb’:

 

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‘Explore the Rubble Shore’, an illustration by Jean de Wet:

 

Explore the Rubble Shore by Jean de Wet

 

KISUA‘s streamlined ‘Hariri’ range photographed by Misha Taylor:

 

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The ‘Pow Wow 2014 Calendar’ by Publicis Machine (team credits here):

 

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A blinking Nicolaas van Reenen, aka Fever Trails, in a GIF by Kent Andreasen:

 

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A wildly colourful poster by Daniel Ting Chong for Puma Happy Holidays:

 

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And that’s a wrap! Check out the rest of our 2014 HIGHLIGHTS and stay tuned for the fifth and final instalment later today.

 

3 Comments

  1. Would love to know how these highlights are chosen.

    Keep an eye out for a new creative showcase in 2015.

    For all you creatives looking for the light at the end of the creative showcase tunnel. We will be open to all submissions.

    Nothing censored, nothing favoured.

  2. Between 10and5 is extremely niche orientated and I do not feel it represents the pulse of South African creativity. Like the Loeries and Design Indaba, 10and5 only seems to serve an exclusive creative market and it’s exhibitors. I do not feel that 10and5 has distinguished itself differently from other creative organisations and neither has it created a single place to find South African creativity. 10and5 shows a destinct bias toward Cape Town based design and designers, so I would argue about the South African representation because there is no even distribution of showcasing from across the country.

    10and5 is like any other publishing business, mediated and curated, and thus the public view of South African creativity is inhibited.

  3. Hi Uwak

    Just for some perspective, this post in particular is just a selection from our Oh Wow series that goes out every Friday. Just one of the many posts we publish every week. It’s not a representation of 10and5 as a whole.

    As I’ve said to you before we are open to submissions, if you feel certain work or artists are under represented then please do let us know about them. Here is the link again: http://between10and5.wpengine.com/submissions/