After meeting the founders of experimental fashion label Cult11AD, William Ndatila and Miro Bijelich, at SA Fashion Week, photographer Jake Michael Singer noticed a creative compatibility between their designs and his style. The result of this is a spontaneous and striking lookbook for the brand’s made-to-order menswear.
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Louis Gee is a photographer from Johannesburg whose images capture the spirit of rock ‘n roll in black and white – both on stage and on the streets of South Africa.
In the latest Hotwings advertising the evidence of ‘the craving’ is secondary to the storyline which involves two Chicken Licken employees animatedly discussing the ins and outs of their lives.
MRP Home is making winter cosier and better looking once again this year with its returning Colab project which sees a limited edition collaboration with some of South Africa’s top designers and artists.
‘The Fishermen’ is the newest television commercial by Lowe Cape Town for Prudential Investment Managers. In it, a young boy from a fishing village in Madagascar is taught the benefits of unwavering consistency by his persistent, and patient, grandfather.
Besides specialising in street wear accessories like five panel caps, snapbacks, bucket hats and backpacks, it’s important to local brand RBA to be focussed on sending powerful messages to young Africans.
The epitome of classic meets contemporary (and now convenience!), Johannesburg-based millinery brand Simon and Mary has introduced their latest range of felt hats; a collection that is both 100% crushable and crush-worthy.
Moe Kekana is an Art Director at advertising agency King James who, after hours, turns to swirling lettering and crisp vector lines as an outlet “that’s cheaper than whiskey or therapy.”
Stephan Wever, Joey W. Elgersma and Lebogang Rasethaba created this stirring short film inspired by the Soweto Marathon, also known as “The People’s Race”, that takes place annually since 1992.
We spoke to Andile Buka about his captivating photography, working in Johannesburg and shooting exlusively on film.
The spectacularly low price of Chicken Licken’s ‘Bang Bang Mix’ is once again the inspiration for new pre-roll ads by Net#work BBDO and Velocity Afrika.
See the entire collection of posters by over 40 South African illustrators and graphic designers that Alexander’s Band curated for the Paper Planes exhibition.
In late October 2013, South African hip hop artist Khuli Chana was shot at by police in Johannesburg in a case of mistaken identity. A year later he released ‘9 Shots’ as a free download. Today he released the official music video for the track directed by Arcade Content’s Kyle Lewis.
The world discusses South Africa’s high-flying freak flag in this new TV commercial by King James for insurance company Santam.
Day 3 of the Design Indaba conference was almost impossible to pick highlights from. We watched some incredible videos from Casey Neistat’s low-fi home videos to Yoni Bloch’s high tech interactive experiences, and listened to Dan Wieden’s personal chaos theory.