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Dan Wieden (Part 2): “Just Do It”
28 Apr 15
Want fresh ideas? Hire the misfits, says the co-founder of one of the largest independent agencies in the world.
An avant-garde approach to macramé
24 Apr 15
Wire, plastic, string – Lukhanyo Mdingi is not afraid to use unusual materials in his fashion design. He tells us about his latest material exploration.
Dan Wieden (Part 1): We started by ignoring the rules of advertising
22 Apr 15
How a mutual disregard for traditional advertising kickstarted Wieden + Kennedy and Nike’s success.
#cocreateSA calls on designers again
21 Apr 15
The Dutch government goes for impact with a second project linking innovators from South Africa and the Netherlands to solve local challenges.
Larry Harvey: Artists deserve to make money
• Duration: 00:03:55
20 Apr 15
The founder of Burning Man talks about how the annual arts festival has become an alternative market for art.
Teresa van Dongen: Nature as a source of energy
• Duration: 00:04:14
13 Apr 15
Teresa van Dongen has created a lamp that requires no electrical current. It functions purely from the energy of ocean bacteria.
Shubhankar Ray: This is more powerful than advertising
• Duration: 00:04:26
9 Apr 15
Why the G-Star RAW global brand director thinks flashy ad campaigns are not always the answer.
A sci-fi journey through post-apocalyptic Ethiopia
8 Apr 15
The movie “Crumbs” is a surreal love story written and directed by a Spaniard, filmed in Ethiopia with an all-local cast. Is this the future of globalisation?
Lauren Beukes and Joey Hi-Fi: A creative collaboration
7 Apr 15
If this writer-and-illustrator duo were a character in one of their comics, they’d be a two-bodied monster feeding off the same brain.
Emily Oberman: All good design has a level of wit
• Duration: 00:03:38
2 Apr 15
The designer of numerous “Saturday Night Live” identities talks about the role of humour in her work.
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