Monthly Archives: January 2017

Cristina Daura – Illustration

Cristina Daura is an illustrator based in Barcelona. When we saw her bold, crisp work we fell in love with it immediately. Daura manages to bring together a number of strong colours that almost shouldn’t work together along with stark geometric shapes and detailed callouts.

Such strong, instantly identifiable work! We can’t get enough of it!

Toyfight – Website

Toyfight is a creative agency in the UK that does really strong creative work and they needed a website to bring that creativity and thinking to life. This new site, which features bold colour backgrounds and a really smart scrolling technique (you’ll have to visit the site to see what we’re talking about) makes for a breath of fresh air in the world of agency sites. Usually we expect walls of text and a blog that is updated once in a blue moon when someone remembers it. This is bold, punchy and memorable.

Perfect!

Check out Toyfight’s site here.

BMW – Paris Motor Show Site

If you’re a car fan, this is the site for you. It was designed by 84.Paris for BMW, highlighting their cars at the Paris Motorshow. As a user you can have a full 360 degree experience in the showroom, move from area to area and get details and information about every single car there.

This is truly the future of advertising. Imagine the thousands of people who are able to access these cars and this experience who never would have had the chance to attend the Paris Motorshow. It’s incredible!

You can look around the virtual showroom and kick some virtual tyres over here.

Have fun!

Stellenbosch lecturer chosen as a judge for the One Show ‘Young Ones’ competition.

We’re definitely starting the year off with a bang! We’ve just heard that one of our lecturers, Wessie van der Westhuizen, will be part of the judging panel for this year’s One Show ‘Young Ones’ competition.

To explain further: The One Show is one of the most prestigious advertising and creativity awards shows, which is held annually. If you win one of these – you’re definitely on the right track! The ‘Young Ones’ is the One Show’s acknowledgement of students and young creatives still making their way in the world of branding and communication. To have Wessie chosen as a judge is truly incredible and we are so, so proud.

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Wessie van der Westhuizen

You can learn more about the jury here.

And you can check out the brief for the ‘Young Ones’ here.

Well done Wessie!

 

Mr Mak’s Ginbao – Design

There’s just something about great packaging design that makes us excited. It’s what happens when you’re a self-confessed design nerd! This work by Werner Design Werks for Mr Mak’s Ginbao (a healthy Chinese ginger based drink) is something that got us excited.

Using bold geometric design and inspiration from traditional Chinese medicinal illustrations (indicating the healthy nature of the drink), Werner Design Werks created a brand that instantly recognisable and incredibly fun too!

We love it!