Take Five

It's no surprise that advertising stories were a big hit with readers the week after the Loerie Awards – in particular an essay by the much-loved Milton Glaser.
Take Five.


Milton Glaser's "10 Things I Have Learnt" struck a chord with readers, who commented that the piece was like having a conversation with him right next to you. Read the grandfather of graphic design's advice here.


Our round-up of the Grand Prix winners at the Loerie Awards gave a snapshot of the local advertising industry. Winners included a manmade rainbow, a rousing radio ad, Afrocentric emoticons and a bar that invites you to think, not just drink. See them here.


Southern African designers blew some fresh air into the Big Smoke at the recent London Design Festival with the launch of Africa Calling, a collaborative venture between the UK and Africa. We broke the story here.


What is it about those cheap China bags that are so ubiquitous in Africa? We unpack their signficance in this Lookbook of designs and artworks inspired by them.


We've had the privilege of speaking with more than a few mad men of advertising over the years. Here are four of the creative minds behind some of the most well-known ads.

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