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Check out this interesting project, Russel Grant has to market a new building in Johannesburg and chose to start a video blogging platform to get word out about the building and inner city life style. Pretty nifty and interesting. Definitely worth following! Grant is with local collaboration...

Michael Meyersfeld photography for Fiat.
Terence Raft has been contracted to Leo Burnett JHB as Art Director, Copywriter and designer on the brand re-positioning of Fiat in South Africa. We got this brand positioning and statement:
Change perception towards the Fiat Brand and position it as a brand unto its own within the automobile industry.
The first phase is a 2 month campaign which broke at midnight on the 31st December 2009 is the teaser/awareness phase in which the public are introduced to a Fiat brand that is far away from whats previously been seen but interesting enough to ask the question... what's up with FIAT hence the line... Forget what you Know.
It's a total departure from what the brand is at the moment, and it's quite a bold approach. The ads featured here were shot by the well known photographer Michael Meyersfeld.
For more on the campaign, check out the website Forget What You Know.

Justice Mukheli is an art director at DraftFCB in Joburg, and also an illustrator in his spare time. Check out his line drawings, as well as some more work featured on his Flickr profile....

Alice in ZULUland by Pretty Drastic Yes we're giving away 2 sets of DOUBLE tickets to the Alice in Zululand event happening on Saturday at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. What do you need to do to win tickets? Simply leave a comment on this post and tell us what you'll wear to the dress-up. Entries close at 13h00 on Friday, so make sure you comment early and comment fast. Catch the Facebook event here.
The festive season in Johannesburg will kick of on a pretty drastically cool note. Unlearn Agency brings you the second installment of the multimedia feast Pretty Drastic. For those of us who love any excuse to dress up the theme of this months event is ‘Alice in Zululand’.

There is quite a lot of art happening this weekend. Check out this group exhibition and let us know if you are going. A Group Exhibition By: Niall Bingham, Thomas Chapman, C. Urb, Norman De Ploem, Jack Frenkel, Phillip Raiford Johnson, Dan Halter, Rodan Kane Hart, Murray...

Everyone loves a good market, even more so when it's at a nice place like 44 Stanley. This Wednesday you can head over to 44 Stanley to visit the Late Night Festive Shopping spree. Get your Christmas presents early this year! Visit the Facebook event here....

This Thursday you might want to head over to Braamfontein to visit the opening of X Store - a collection of products from local and international designers. Visit the Facebook Event. Visit the CO-OP Website. Where is CO-OP? 68 Juta Street Braamfontein, Johannesburg +27 (0)11 023 0336 Wed–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 10–2pm and by...

This print campaign was done by Y&R in Johannesburg. The rationale is below: The African continent has the world’s highest number of child soldiers, fighting in wars they don’t believe in, for causes they don’t understand. Unicef extract many of these children from combat and reintegrate...

VUZU.tv is starting a new show next week called Cream Cartel - it follows 4 hip young Joburg creatives and their creative process. Should be a cool show to watch. If you don't have DSTV, you can also catch all the episodes on VUZU.tv - the first episode will appear BEFORE the actual TV screening - not something you find often in the SA broadcasting landscape! Check out the Showpage on VUZU.tv. Or follow them on Facebook.

Found this via FatChineseBoi. Hip Hop the culture that taken the whole world by storm is an entity constantly evolving,changing and impacting a whole new generation. having said that it started out in the U.S.A but it has grown to a giant in this global world....

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The Toyota Prius is a pretty flippen smart car, with all sorts of nifty features designed to keep you safe, cut fuel costs, reduce your carbon footprint and be all-round kind to lovely Mrs Nature. It is a car that is, in all senses, built for the planet. With this in mind DraftFCB Johannesburg devised a campaign that adapted artist/illustrator Brice Reignier’s ‘Mecha-Zoo” artworks into print and billboard executions. Agency: DraftFCB Johannesburg

Up to Speed Urban Art Exhibition (Vol.2) Thursday 3 September will see The Loft on 7th street in Melville, Johannesburg, hosting the 2nd Up to Speed Urban Art Exhibition. The Up To Speed Vol.2 show featured artists: THAPELO KGOADI ADEBAYO OMOTADE KUDZI ROMZ DELUXE MOEKETSI MOTICOE HISNAMEISKHAYA Check out the Facebook group....

Ontwerp.tv Graphic artWe caught some of the great work produced by the multi-talented design studio Ontwerp.tv. Check out what they say about themselves, en then you take a closer look at their work. This stuff was grabbed off Anthony Dart's Behance profile:
Hello - and welcome, Ontwerp is a multi-disciplinary Design & Animation studio based in Johannesburg South Africa, founded by Designer / Director Anthony Dart. Ontwerp's philosophy places design at the forefront. Design is the emphasis. We perceive design as problem solving, we are obsessive with craft and detail, We believe in the formidable communication of images and type and their inherent narrative ability. Our interests extend to Art Direction, Motion Graphics, 2D & 3D Animation, Sound Design, Graphic Design for Print and Screen.
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