Monthly Archives: May 2019

Leonardo Scotti – Photography

Leonardo Scotti is an Italian fashion photographer based in Milan. If you’re looking for striking, bold imagery – he is the man you speak to! Whether it’s slightly abstract compositions or powerful images of women standing in front of burning branches – you can feel Scotti’s work immediately.

You can see more of what he has to offer on his website here.

Creative Dialogues: 11 – 13 June 2019

We are holding our first Creative Dialogues event this year, with the theme: Imagined Futures. At this three day event, we’ll have speakers from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, primarily, sharing their thoughts on and expertise on multiple forms of ‘knowledges’. The goal of this gathering is to rethink our context and to imagine and envision Southern Africa as a creative hub and connected space, rather than a space divided by borders.

Participating institutions include the Norval Foundation, Zeitz Mocaa, HKLM, the King James Group, Stellenbosch Outdoor Sculpture Trust and the Stellenbosch Triennale among others as well as  Anima Estúdio Criativo  from Mozambique and the National gallery of Zimbabwe, Moto Republik and Dzimbanhete Arts and Culture Interactions from Zimbabwe.

To learn more about the event and to RSVP, please visit the dedicated page on our website here.

We’d love to see you there!

Chupa Chups – Print Campaign

Another great campaign by Cheil Worldwide, this time for lollipop brand, Chupa Chups. They used a great benefit of Chupa Chups as their starting point: The idea that sucking on one of their lollipops could give you ‘a sweet escape’ from the troubles in your life. And then, they used some really smart illustration to bring it to life.

Great work!

Penguin Books – Campaign

This illustrated campaign by Cheil Worldwide Hong Kong uses illustration to such great effect. It’s for Penguin Books and in order to encourage reading, the agency used the power of illustration to show just how much excitement can be in a book. With a copy line that reads: Lose yourself in a book – this campaign works well on all levels.

Have a look at more of these beautiful executions below!

Bookdash – Megan Vermaak

Megan Vermaak, an alumnus from the academy took part in the Book Dash event earlier this year, creating the illustrations for the book Wiggle Jiggle. Together with Mathapelo Mabaso (writer), Chenél Ferreira (designer) and Robert Plummer (editor), they created something so special!

You can see more about their book on the Book Dash website here.

To learn more about Book Dash, visit their Facebook page here.

Kia – Print Campaign

This campaign by Innocean Berlin for Kia takes a fun stereotype and turns it on its head to highlight Kia’s Pedestrian Detection system. They shot a number of stereotypical German ‘busybodies’; the type who stare out of windows at passers by, and pointed out that they no longer needed to do so, thanks to Kia’s new Pedestrian Detection.

This is what smart print advertising looks like!

Jimmy Simpson – Bodega

Jimmy Simpson is a New York based illustrator. For this series, he turned his attention toward bodegas – corner stores in and around New York. We especially love how he’s captured the busy, colourful interiors of these stores, while still using abstract shapes and forms at the same time. If you’ve ever been to New York and stepped into a bodega, these illustrations perfectly capture the feeling they have!

This work, now collected in a zine called Bodega, published by Tan & Loose Press, is available for sale here.

Miro Denck – Design

Miro Denck is a German renaissance man in the visual field with skills in art direction, design, illustration and photography. Today, we’re sharing some of the movie posters he has created for a local cinema, Wolf Kino – an incredible opportunity to visually represent film in a very artistic, design forward way. These are not your typical blockbuster movie posters, rather – these are pieces of high quality European design.

We love them!

You can visit Denck’s site here, to see more of his work.