Archive for category: Art & Design

Juju Fashion: On trend or Off time?

Juju Fashion: On trend or Off time?

34 / November 28, 2011 12:21 pm

As Julius Malema announced this weekend to the Sunday Times that he is ‘finished’ and plans to disappear from public life to go and farm cattle (?) support has arrived in an unlikely form. A Pretoria designer has chosen the [...]

Painting Hope in the Dark

Painting Hope in the Dark

27 / November 10, 2011 1:41 pm

A young white artist from Pietermaritzburg will venture into one of the country’s most infamous townships, living amongst the locals until he has completed his latest project. Anthony Kirkwood, aka Gasak has been creating graffiti murals for about 5 years [...]

Cape Town’s on Top of the World

Cape Town’s on Top of the World

52 / November 10, 2011 1:36 pm

Cape Town has done it again! The city by the sea has bumped out competitors Dublin and Bilbao to claim the title of World Design Capital for 2014. Now, there are already critics who think that it all came down [...]

Hurley Starts Making Waves in SA

Hurley Starts Making Waves in SA

1,173 / October 10, 2011 12:52 pm

Creative, passionate, dynamic and inclusive – These are all words used liberally by fans to describe Hurley. The youth brand with strong roots in surf, skate, art, music and beach culture is already making waves in the fashion and lifestyle sectors [...]

The Hoff not the only Loerie Highlight

The Hoff not the only Loerie Highlight

10 / September 19, 2011 1:47 pm

Advertising in all its’ many guises was celebrated at the 33rd annual Loerie Awards held in Cape Town this last weekend. The festival got off to a viral start with the familiar face (and unmistakable voice) of SA’s orginal Anchor Man [...]

Cutting Straight to the Art

Cutting Straight to the Art

13 / August 23, 2011 1:07 pm

The city of Durban is alive with debate this week (and most of last week) following the arrest of a group of local graffiti artists – now being referred to as the ‘031 Aerosol Seven’. Labelled as vandals and delinquents [...]

The Supercar from Soweto

The Supercar from Soweto

17 / August 1, 2011 12:46 pm

No one can deny that South Africa is brimming full of entrepreneurial spirit. From the determined and early-rising street-vendors to the boardrooms of some of the world’s most highly regarded business leaders, South Africans have never lacked vision. Still, we [...]

Meet Ché Kershaw

Meet Ché Kershaw

16 / July 15, 2011 11:31 am

Ché Kershaw is the creative mastermind behind the popular blog IndieBerries, which won ‘Best Personal Blog’ and ‘Best Blog Design’ in the 2010 SA Blog Awards. Ché was born and grew up in KZN after which she travelled to Grahamstown to [...]

For the Love of Leather

For the Love of Leather

0 / July 1, 2011 2:20 pm

Many have been enticed by the velvety softness and rich aroma of leather through the decades, and it is these factors that inspire and motivate Cape Town based leather designer Vincent Urbain. The self-taught artisan has been honing his skills [...]

Meet Tokyo-Go-Go

Meet Tokyo-Go-Go

58 / June 24, 2011 10:57 am

Greg Darroll is a 23-year-old Durban-based illustrator & graphic designer, also known as Tokyo-Go-Go. Generally working with vector graphics, he designs clean, colourful, crazy illustrations that get people thinking, laughing or just immersed in detail. He is fascinated by anything [...]