PPC Imaginarium Workshop

We recently held a PPC Imaginarium Workshop on 4 and 5 May where our students were taught how to work with cement as a creative medium, thanks to the incredibly talented Damien Grivas and Daniel van der Merwe.

This was all in service of the PPC Imaginarium competition, which is all about using cement as a medium for artistic expression. The Awards are currently held across six categories: Industrial Design, Jewellery Design, Film, Sculpture, Architecture and Fashion.

To learn more about the PPC Imaginarium competition, have a look at their Facebook page here.

Alchimia de los Andes – Packaging

What a fun design and illustration for this wine from Argentina by Zarate Insa. With a label inspired by a story of how the head winemaker fell into a trance and was driven to create a red blend like no other, this awesome illustration calls on old-school horror movie posters. From the illustration style through to the typography and the layout of the design itself – this is just spot on.

Send us a bottle!

Max Siedentopf – Photography

Max Siedentopf is a photographer we feel a bit of kinship with – he was born in Windhoek, Namibia; even though he can currently be found working in Amsterdam after stints in LA and Berlin. We love his flair for the dramatic and sense of humour. Here, we’ve shared a project of his called Fifteen Fantastic Fountains, which he created in order to bring the wonder of fountains (which are usually enormous and expensive) to every day objects. Here teacups, pickle jars and yes, even urinals can be turned into fountains.

Check out Max’s website here for more of his awesome work.

Campbells Soup – Well Yes! Design

The humble soup can has been a design icon for decades. Let us not forget how Andy Warhol immortalised an original Campbell’s Soup can all those years ago. But over time, even icons can become forgotten.

In an age where canned goods are perhaps being looked down on and judged – when we’re trying to get everything as fresh as possible – how can the can compete? This was a problem that was facing Bulldog Drummond, when they set out to make an appealing, exciting can with true shelf impact. And we can argue, quite rightly, that they updated the soup can with this Campbell’s Well Yes! range, with great photography, good use of colour and fun typography.

Check them out below!

Jana Pellissier – Internship Work

Jana Pellissier, one of our 3rd year students, recently helped create this beautiful wallpaper for The Foodbarn restaurant while interning at Room 13. It is quite aptly called ‘Ambrosia’ after the food of the gods. If you’ve ever eaten at The Foodbarn, you’ll know exactly why this makes sense!

To see more of Room 13’s beautiful design and illustration, check out their website here.

And to see more of Jana’s work, check out her Behance profile here.

HBO – Fire and Ice

We love this PR / Facebook live video stunt that Unit9 created to reveal the release date for the new season of Game of Thrones. The concept was really simple, but so much fun – using Facebook’s live video feature, users could activate flamethrowers that would melt the original block of ice, resulting in the date of the new season being revealed.

To date, this has been the biggest Facebook live event recorded, with over 600 000 votes, 3.5 million views and 19 000 shares. That’s the power of a good idea!

Check out the video below.