Category Archives: Inspiration

Alon Bonder – Art

Alon Bonder is an artist and graphic designer who lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. His intricate designs and illustrations are inspired by a number of sources, with a strong push from shamanism, ancient cultures and hallucinogenic plants. We love the mix of modern, clean vector illustration with more organic forms. Amazing!

You can visit Bonder’s website to see more of his work here.

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Katherine Glenday Ceramics – Visit

Recently, our Second and Third Year students were invited to visit the celebrated ceramicist, Katherine Glenday, at her studio in Kalk Bay. Glenday specialises in porcelain; creating fragile, beautiful vessels that resonate with a quiet stillness. She went on to explain how she uses moulds to make her vessels as well as working on the wheel – creating objects which are so fine they are almost translucent in appearance. She went on to explain how different glazing techniques work and how important play and experimentation are to her creative process.

This was followed by a trip to the Kalk Bay Modern gallery, which sells her incredible work, amongst other gorgeous pieces.

Check out the pics from our visit below!

Nike – Game of Go

To launch their new trainer, the Nike React, Nike enlisted the help of Wieden+Kennedy and Media Monks to create an installation / activation in LA like no other! With custom built treadmills and a virtual reality rig, they made a real-world game where people were motion tracked as they played a game on the screens in front of them.

Sound complicated? That’s because it is!

This video below explains it so well. What better way to launch a new shoe, but showing people exactly what it can do!

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.

 

Lacoste x Save Our Species

We love seeing big brands do good and this campaign by Lacoste in collaboration with Save Our Species is just spot on.

In order to raise both awareness and funds for Save Our Species, Lacoste did the unthinkable – they removed their crocodile from their iconic golf shirts and replaced it with 10 threatened species from around the world.

And the really smart part? Each run of shirts with that specific animal on it, is the exact same amount of those animals left alive in the wild.

Check out the video below!