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Every Thursday during the month of May Grayscale Store & Gallery are running Overhead Sketch Battles in Joburg....

Mooki Mooks 1 Known by close family and the government as Karabo Mooki but known my most as Mooki Mooks, this young photographer (22 years old) hails from Johannesburg and that is where he makes his art. Mooki Mooks completed photography at the National College of Photography and has since been capturing skateboarders in flight, musicians mid strum and anyone else who crosses his path. He credits being adventurous, keeping open minded and constantly imaginative as the keys to staying inspired. More on his blog.
Emma O'Brien 1 Emma is a British photographer who has been living in and photographing Johannesburg since September 2009. She has been involved with several charities and has taken photographs of the work they do and the people who benefit. Emma will be exhibiting this work from the 7th to the 15th of December at Upstairs @ Bamboo in Mellville. The exhibition includes documentary photographs taken of people who live on the streets of Johannesburg CBD, families who've adopted children from SA and the community of Thembilihle informal settlement F block in Lenasia as well as images from a photo project Emma did with boys who attend St John's College Academy. The aim of the exhibition is to raise funds and awareness for the various charity programmes. Vist Emma's website or Facebook page for more. City of Dreams

  Martin Joel, a Vega Joburg 2010 Graduate, has created a font to be released in the first quarter of 2011. The font is inspired by the City of Johannesburg and is called Blackgold®. Its family comes in Regular, Italic, Light, Light Italic, Bold and Bold...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JPpozgOOyI[/youtube] We recently found this video on Youtube. The tale of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Features Jack Parow, Tumi Molekane and Jaco van der Merwe. Great story, any one have any details surrounding this? UPDATE: Bittereinder was formed early in 2009 when Jaco van der Merwe approached Peach van Pletzen and Louis Minnaar about his desire to start an Afrikaans rap project.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzBUIsX_gZk[/youtube] This is an absolutely AMAZING billboard that's up in Johannesburg CBD. It uses LED screens to create a video image on the Life Center building. Click through to see how it's done. The image takes feeds in from Facebook, Twitter and Mxit - users get the opportunity to create the message that will be displayed on the building. Is this the first case of our Johannesburg skyline becoming the same as Tokyo?

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TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris took to the Joburg streets to interview young South Africans for a new campaign for the Apartheid Museum. Click through to read the press release and to view more interviews.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPqTwpseduU[/youtube] Yeah so we're a bit late on this one - the agency TRIGGER has already spread the news wide and far for the KRONK/NIKE campaign. The essence of the campaign is to Bleed Your Colours - we see the country literally bleeding its colours together with...

I Love Soweto This is the official "I Love Soweto" campaign, which is a creative collaborative project by the youth of Soweto. It's all about making the people of Soweto be proud of their hood and suburb. Also the focus is not on the World Cup but on the multi-facade's of Soweto.
Back to the City freedom day festival event flyer This Freedom Day you can expect an absolutely fantastic gig with Back to The City Freedom Day Festival. with over 30 different artists performing, and then not even mentioning the DJ's, it CERTAINLY not one that you should miss out on. In fact, we're so sure of that that we're giving away 2 sets of Double Tickets. Yeah that's right - 2 sets of ticket's for y'all. Click through for the competition page and a video of last year's festival where 8000 people attended. In the inner-city? Say What? Say hell yeah! Read here for more info: Back to the City Freedom Day Festival When: 27 April 2010 Where: Ritual Stores, Coner Bree and Henry Nxumalo streets, Newtown, Johannesburg Time: 10h00 – 23h00 Tickets: R50 available on the day at the festival box office Check here for the video from last year: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz_FCYOoCb8&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Freedom day of autumn 2010 will bring in the fourth annual hip hop festival “Back to the City” taking place outside Ritual Stores Newtown, Johannesburg. Visit the Facebook event.

As many of you might know, Gauteng is currently riddled with potholes as local government funds have dried up. KFC recently donated R 200 000 to this cause accompanied by these. Really love this iniative! Great copy too. Any idea who'dunnit?...

Computer Says No is an exhibition to be hosted by Infiltrate Media in Joburg, late 2010 - gallery and date to be confirmed. Artists, designers, illustrators and photographers are invited to show dynamic, inventive and provocative work of all mediums: sculpture, photography, painting, printmaking or illustration which they...

Wolves Coffee shop in Illovo Johannesburg There's a new shop in Johannesburg and it's called Wolves. Check out some pics of the interior and swing past 4 Corlett drive from Tuesday onwards.

Check out these sick illustrations done for the Design Indaba Designs Fights campaign. It's still a "coming soon" splash page, but if the current character illustration is anything to go by, it should be a pretty awesome site! It seems to be a pretty new style...

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