Monthly Archives: May 2018

Elena Heatherwick – Photography

Elena Heatherwick is a British photographer who works out of London. Today, we’re sharing her work where she photographs and documents midwives in Liberia – capturing the hope, excitement, happiness and stress of their jobs.

As a window into a world, you’ll be hard pressed to find a selection of photographs that do a better job of putting you entirely into something you might never have seen.

Airtel – Print Campaign

We love this piece of work for Airtel by Ogilvy Worldwide. As it’s all about the claim that Airtel is ‘Africa’s Fastest Network’, it shows classic predator and pray animals of Africa circling each other, as if they were a loading animation.

So smart and exactly spot on!

Yahoo! Japan – The History of the Internet

What an undertaking! This site by Yahoo! Japan tells the entire history of the Internet, using a scrollable 3D modelled tower – with interactive information at each step of the way. We’ve included a few screenshots here for you to understand the navigation of the site and how it works, but it really has to be seen to be believed!

Visit the site here.

The Diver

One of our Multimedia lecturers, Daniela de Lange, recently collaborated on the following short film, The Diver – for Batch TV.

Official Description:

The Diver: A short story about an insecure young woman who is self-conscious about her passion for diving.

For the diver, what she does and what she loves are two separate things. What she does comes at the cost of what she loves. She loves diving. This love demands an uncomfortable amount of self belief, perseverance and emotional investment. Insecure as she is, she does what she loves in isolation. In this way, the diver represents the things we truly love, but rarely get to, because we are so consumed by what we do.

B E H A N C E
C R E D I T S
Written & Directed – We Are Batch Tv
Illustration – Fran Labuschagne
Animation – Daniéla de Lange
Sound – Mount Wave Music

Just Design – Presenting at the Academy

We recently had Just Design present to our second and third year Graphic Design students. They are a multi-disciplinary design agency with a focus on branding, packaging and innovation. They shared some of their work with us, showing the incredibly high benchmark they have set for good packaging practice and the icing on the cake for us was having two Academy alumni, Jolize Jacobs and Maderi Hoffman, presenting the work!

You can visit Just Design’s website here.

And you can visit their Behance profile here.

 

Yishu Wang – Photography

Yishu Wang is a Chinese photojournalist who has travelled across China for the last 15 years, collecting images that attest to the true nature of China. At times weird, unsettling or downright Orwellian, these images are nothing if not entirely honest. And while they may leave you scratching your head, they definitely make you think twice about how you might understand China as a country.

You can visit Yishu’s site here.

Real Handful – Packaging

Real Handful snacks are a ‘nutritious snacking brand’ that aim to offer a fun way to snack on healthier options, instead of falling back on potato chips, chocolates or any other options which, while they taste great, are not very good for you in the long run.

Their previous brand identity was focused around the idea of ‘energy’ and they decided that they needed a full re-brand in order to position themselves better in the market. This they did with the help of Midday Design Studio and illustrator George(s) and the results are plain to see. With a bold, illustration-forward design, they immediately create impact and break through the proverbial clutter.

Take a look at more of the range below!

Alex Gamsu Jenkins – Illustration

Alex Gamsu Jenkins is a satirical illustrator who lives and works in South London. Today, we’re sharing some of his recent works, which take a long hard look at modern life and society and find it severely wanting! From lonely people staring at screens to politicians making deals and soldiers obliterating everything in their path – the excesses and ridiculous nature of modern life is laid bare.

To see more of his work, we do suggest you visit his website here.