Stellenbosch Academy secures 4 Student Goldpack Finalists

More good news! What a great few weeks this is turning out to be for us at the Stellenbosch Academy!

We’ve just heard that four of our students were named as finalists in the Student Gold Pack awards. A huge, “Well Done!” goes out to:

Alanis Engelbrecht: Ensure Yourself Dispenser
Alexandra Hanson: Nutri Build Food Power
Chiquita Williams: Ensure Nutrivigor / Let’s do the Twist
Bianca Pesch: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Book Stand

 

This award show is presented by the Institute of Packaging South Africa, and the category and overall winners will be announced at the ceremony, which will be held at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town on 26 October.

You can learn more about the Student Gold Pack awards here.

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Kinder Bueno – Adulting

Such a fun spot by TMW London! With art direction that is just spot on – from the colour palette through to the set design and a great script; this is the kind of fun advert that can actually bring a smile to your face, instead of just interrupting what you were doing and demanding you buy something.

We love the wry take on adult life, with honest stories about how we all let things slide, coupled with the positioning of Kinder Bueno as a reward for doing all these boring adult things. Perfect!

Adidas – Here to Create

We love this work by Iris London for Adidas Football. What better way to show off your new selection of boots to the world than by using some of the biggest names in football?

With a push towards creation and a hatred of boredom, this advert makes smart use of illustration to show pro footballers like Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Paul Pogba and Roberto Firmino as almost superhero versions of themselves. But of course, showing some of the real things they’ve done on the field.

It looks great, it feels great and it makes you feel like if you bought those soccer boots you could (almost) be as good as they are. This is advertising at its best!

Check out the advert below.

 

Gregory Michenaud – Photography

Gregory Michenaud is a freelance photographer based in Krakow, Poland. Here, we’re sharing some of his work from Yibbum, a project where he spent time with Hasidic Jews in Poland, capturing their daily lives and rituals.

The documentary feel of these images really brings to life a kind of visual anthropology – the viewer really feels that they gain access to a culture perhaps they could never have seen before. It’s so compelling!

To see more of Michenaud’s work, do visit his website here.

Second Year Students work with The Futures School

Our second year students have been doing a three week project with The Futures School, with the aim of proactively planning and creating the future.

So far, it’s been an amazing process – with inspiration, hard work and new ways of thinking really helping our second years to expand their minds and think more critically about their place in the world as future creative professionals.

To learn more about The Futures School, check out their website here.

3rd Year Student Film – Midnight at the Flambabosa

Our 3rd year Multimedia students have collaborated on a film which will be releasing very soon called, ‘Midnight at the Flambabosa’. It was penned, produced and promoted by them under the collective name of Eazy Eez Productions.

We’ll leave you with the official blurb below:

The film follows Nathan (Samuel Janutsch), writer of the marvellous and fantastic, as he sets out to write the many chapters of his next book. When a gust of wind, announcing Amber’s (Jessica Janutsch) arrival, dislodges his hat, which is always lined with tinfoil, things become… a bit weird. Occupants of the café are transformed into the characters in his book. Trapped in a construct of his own making, will Nathan find his way out or how will his story end?

We can’t wait to see it!

Marta Serrano – Photography

Marta Serrano is a photographer based in Amsterdam who specialises in fairly specific subject matter – boys and men and their rich inner lives. With her work taking her all over the world; Cuba, Africa, India, Europe and Brazil, she is quickly building a global oeuvre.

We really appreciate the way she plays with light and exposure, creating images that have a second meaning, beyond their subject matter – hinting at these inner lives experienced by the subjects of her photographs.

You can see more of Serrano’s work on her website here.