New Mainstay TV ad

Some of you probably remember the much loved vintage Mainstay ads (or at least the jingle). This is the latest commercial for the cane spirit, the first in over 20 years! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIUqCkTlFG8[/youtube] We’re pretty sure Draftfcb is responsible for this. Update: We’ve been notified that TBWA Johannesburg is responsible for […]

Featured designer/artist/illustrator: Fersyndicate

Featured designer/artist/illustrator: Fersyndicate

  Quasiem Gamiet is better known by the name Fersyndicate. He works as an illustrator, designer and artist in Cape Town. Earlier this year we featured his artwork on one of the life-sized zebra installations placed around town during the world cup. This is some of his other work.

Up and coming SA product designer in the UK

Up and coming SA product designer in the UK

Neil Macqueen is young South African product designer making waves in the UK. This is one of his pieces called the Diviso stool. The design was created for UnoFuori Studio and has been exhibited as part of the London Design Festival at Designersblock 2010. The Diviso stool can extend to seat three people or stay […]

An illustration by Nicholas Christowitz

An illustration by Nicholas Christowitz

Nicholas Christowitz (of Says Who) sent through a just finished illustrustion that he has been working on. It was hand drawn, inked and then coloured in Photoshop and is called One Last Chance. Thanks Nick, nice work!

Graduate Series: Renée Rossouw

Graduate Series: Renée Rossouw

Renée Rossouw calls herself a graphic-orientated & colour-fixated designer from South Africa. She has had a  life long obsession with comics, colour, uniforms and quirky movie lines developed during 2010 into her primary interest – graphic pattern-making and the application of it onto textiles and three dimensional everyday objects. This particular project is […]

Two Oceans Facebook App

The latest from Stonewall+ is a digital extension of Two Oceans’ current Best Beach Spot campaign, a Facebook app where users can add and vote for their favourite beach spot in SA. Check it out here.

Chaos use online trending topics for print campaign

Chaos use online trending topics for print campaign

Chaos Computers in Cape Town is running a Chaos Candystore Competition (one sweet deal a day) and to promote it they have digital marketing agency, World Wide Creative, on board. World Wide Creative are using ORM (online reputation management) tools to link trending topics with the promotion and in doing […]

Increase your karma with Gifts4Good

Increase your karma with Gifts4Good

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I12PAxckWtU[/youtube] This campaign for Gifts4Good is by Net#work BBDO Cape Town with the help of a few ZA news puppets. The ads feature Helen Zille, Jacob Zuma, Julius Malema and Peter de Villiers trying to up their karma by giving Gifts4Good this festive season. Net#work BBDO Executive Creative Director Ivan […]

Graduate Series: Nina Koegelenberg

Graduate Series: Nina Koegelenberg

Nina is a design graduate from AAA Cape Town. Featured are two of her final year projects. The first, V//SU (vee-zoo), is a local magazine that aims to discover the small treasures and interesting characters of the often forgotten small towns of South Africa. Her second project works similarly to PostSecret […]

Featured artist: Ruan Hoffman

Featured artist: Ruan Hoffman

Celebrated South African artist Ruan Hoffman has recently been in the Netherlands creating a series of one hundred plates. Each plate is unique and handcrafted. Self-portraits make up some of the series while inspiration for the rest comes from many sources. These vary greatly with a 1660 Amsterdam city map, the effects of […]

VISI 52 introduces new direction for the magazine

VISI 52 introduces new direction for the magazine

VISI’s 52nd edition out this December is a keepsake edition and features VISI’s predicitions on the people, designs and trends that will shape 2011. It is the first in a new direction planned for the magazine by editor, Jacquie Myburgh Chemaly. The new era of VISI aims to make each magazine a […]

HeartGingers flash mob

HeartGingers flash mob

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE8cYVwcSkc[/youtube] On their quest to unite gingers and spread the ginger love, HeartGingers arranged a ginger flash mob at Synergy Live music festival. This is how it went down.

The Butcher’s FRIDAY CUT

One week until I’m officially on leave and I can already taste freedom. This is the last friday cut for the year so I hope you enjoy. Have a fantastic Festive Season and keep safe. CLICK HERE to download the Cut.

Disco 3 Dec - Andrew Ringrose

Gig Poster picks of 2010 by Social Contract

Social Contract is a South African music poster blog. They collect the latest and raddest gig posters and upload them onto their site. In doing so they have created a visual calendar of upcoming events and shows by the best  local designers and illustrators. Here is a list of some of their favourites from this […]