Week 26 Sept - 2 Oct 2011

Poster by The Assembly, Photo by Adriaan Louw

Poster by Andre Pereira

Poster by Andrew Ringrose

Poster by Gil Hockman

19 - 25 September 2011

I’m sorry for the late and slim post, with birthdays, etc. I was quite lazy and thought I might put my feet up. See you next week.

Poster by The Assembly, Photo by Adriaan Louw

Poster by Andre Pereira

Poster by Andrew Ringrose

Poster by Doktrine

Poster by Louis Minnaar

Video Thursday No.10

Today we celebrate the birthday of Stephan Steyn (founder of Social Contract) with an oldie, but a goodie - The Get Up Kids with Action and Action. Happy birthday dude - even though it was yesterday hehe.

Video Thursday No.9

Whilst cruising the web I stumbled upon these guys, well guy and girl. They call themselves Zim and Zou, a little design agency based in Nancy, France. The duo explores a myriad of mediums including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration, and web design. On their site - which should be checked out - they featured this neat little video clip of what they can do with paper.

Check it out.

Back to Basics - Behind the scene from Zim and Zou on Vimeo.

Here are some pics as well.

Weekend 16 - 18 September 2011

Poster by Andrew Ringrose

Poster by Gary Thomas

Poster by Mary-Anne Hampton

Poster by Stahthi Kougianos

Poster by Franco Fernandes

School Nights 12 - 15 September 2011

Poster by Louis Minnaar

Poster by Jaco Haasbroek

Poster by The Assembly, Photo by Adriaan Louw

Poster by Jade Klara, Illustration by Simon Berndt

Band of Skulls to play Rocking the Daisies

It has just been announced that Band of Skulls will headline Rocking the Daisies. We can’t be happier.

To celebrate, here’s their video for Fires.

See you at Daisies!

Win guestlist to Discotheque or Red Stag at The Assembly

Here’s your chance to win guestlist to either Friday night Discotheque with Heazer and friends, or Saturday night Red Stag with Desmond and the Tutus.

Please comment below, stating which night you want to attend, and you can win guestlist +1 for the night of your choice. Simple as that.

Poster by Andrew Ringrose

Weekend 9 - 11 Septemebr 2011

Poster by 2 Shoes Design

Poster by Johan Witbrood Botha

Poster by Marc Gurney

Poster by Michael dos Ramos

Poster by Bruno Morphet

Si Maclennan for The Dirty Skirts - Lost In The Fall

Here is a new feature, probably not weekly, but as great album artwork is released (hopefully weekly). Thanks to Brett Jones for the idea to showcase album artwork on the blog.

First up is Si Maclennan‘s work on The Dirty Skirts new album ‘Lost in the Fall’. Darker than their previous albums both in sound and look.

Here is what Si had to say:

I’ve been working with the Dirty Skirts since just after the release of Daddy Don’t Disco. The Skirts have undergone a bit of a reinvention since then. We developed a much more mysterious and dark art direction to refresh their image - moving away from their previous bright and energetic visual language, and embracing something with more emotion, and a bit of magic.

The guys had a vision for this album, and there was never any doubt that the album design would relate to certain themes in the music. Nature, mysticism, darkness versus light, and the idea of some sort of reckoning (without sounding too religious). The brief was fairly open ended, and working closely with the band was a big bonus. We settled on using a geometric style to carry the content of the design. Sacred geometry, mandalas, and concentric geometric designs can be found throughout all the artwork (and even in visuals and banners at the launch shows). The geometry provided a useful base that tied all the other elements together.

Once I had solid art direction laid down, I began branching out into typographic treatments, sourcing interesting photography, and playing with compositions for the cover art. After a weeks of grind and a few sessions of intensive DTP, the album emerged in all it’s grungy, mystical glory.”

And the album launch tour poster

We hope you like the fist episode in this new chapter, and by all means let us know of any work that we might be missing, posters, videos or album artwork.

School Nights 5 - 8 September 2011

Poster by Adam Hill

Poster by Hassbroek

Poster by Louis Minnaar

Poster by The Assembly, Photo by Adriaan Louw

Video Thursday No.8

Seeing that its Spring day we’d like to bring you something fresh. Today we feature the first ever Grammy nominated stop frame music video by artist Oren Lavie. The song title is “Her Morning Elegance” from the album The Opposite Side of the Sea. This video is breathtaking and will inspire on site. There’s no point in rambling on about how great it is, so please just watch it.

Here it is.