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Toffie Pop 2012 Line-up

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Skate fails by Alex Trochut and Xavier Mañosa (Spain)


Image: Skate fails by Alex Trochut and Xavier Mañosa (Spain) will be on exhibition and for sale at Toffie Pop 2012.



We’re counting down the sleeps in anticipation for this year’s Toffie Pop Culture Festival. There are 58, in case you were wondering, give or take any all-nighters, cat naps or hypnosis in your near future.


People who must know a thing or two about working through the night are the 60 guest speakers and exhibitors making up Toffie Pop 2012’s impressive line-up. 60 of the world’s best designers, artists, musicians, film directors, magazine editors and publishers.


The 3 day conference/festival of all things pop culture is taking place at the grand and magical Cape Town City Hall from Friday 30 March to Sunday 1 April and includes talks by:


• Penny Martin (UK): Editor-in-Chief of The Gentlewoman


• Roel Wouters (The Netherlands): Film director/designer


• Omar Sosa (Spain): Art director, publisher and graphic designer of Apartamento magazine


• The Mingarro brothers, Juan and Alejandro (Spain): Brosmind Studio in Barcelona


• Malibongwe Tyilo (SA): Fashion buyer, scenester and blogger


• Athi-Patra Ruga(SA): Well-known performance and contemporary artist


• Chris Bisset (SA): Film director


Toffie will also be ‘honouring the competitive spirit of the imminent London Olympics’ with a cosmopolitan creative showdown, a new addition to the programme. Six teams – from Argentina, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the UK, Spain and SA – will compete in a series of challenges throughout the festival.


The teams are:


Spain: Alex Trochut, Michele Angelo, Xavier Manosa and Dvein animation studio


Holland: Annelys de Vet (Head of design at Rietvelt Academie in Amsterdam), Nina Folkersma, Hannes Bernard, Guido Giglio, Noor van Eekelen, Ruben Pater, Sengyong Moon, Stefan Schaefer and Yuri Veerman


Switzerland: Bastien Aubry, Dimitri Broquard, Jonas Vogeli and Guy Meldem


South Africa: Smiso Zwane, Zamani Xolo, Paul Shiakallis and Manti Ribane


UK: Tomas Roope, Emma Gibson, Ross Phillips and It’s Nice That


Argentina: Juan Frontini, Nacho Gil, Javier Lourenco and Marco Camacho



Tickets are R750 and give you access over all three days to the conference, Small Talks, all exhibitions, and the market and food hall. Workshops are an extra R250 each and space is limited to 20 people, so you need to be quick to get a ticket. Tickets and workshop bookings can be done at or HERE.


Excited yet?


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