Top 10 August 2014

Our ten most popular stories last month range across the design industries – but an adman from Brazil had the last word.

Architecture stories from Africa featured heavily in our top ten stories this month. Readers liked this Lookbook of award-winning buildings in South Africa, Sean O'Toole's review of the International Union of Architects Congress that took place in Durban, and our African Report on Studio Propolis, an architectural studio with a difference based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Our snappy video on the power of creativity, featuring some of the world's leading creative minds including the late Massimo Vignelli, raked up the views while our review of the AGI Open conference in São Paulo also earned its spot on the top ten. 

A Q&A with public artist Andrew Shoben and Stefan G Bucher's personal reflection on the process of doing a hand-drawn video also grabbed readers' attention. 

But August's winner by a clear margin - a veritable blockbuster - was our talk by Brazilian adman Marcello Serpa on the art of reduction at Design Indaba Conference 2014.