This Dodo was a gift from Francois Du Preez for the studio from Mauritius. It was upgraded with a cape from a Kiss figurine that Donovan decided was too satanic to hang around in the studio. It also makes a really good weight to stop Post-It notes from blowing away. The sun has made him feel as weathered as one of the Kiss band members. @francois_du_preez #nice_magazine #welovenicework Check out the link in bio.
Not only do we have a creative studio that runs workshops but we also have an agile workflow. This means we use a huge amount of Post-It notes. So many in fact that @naledimokhele took it upon herself to buy a few thousand in one go. We actually only broke the back of them a month ago. A word to the wise: Buy 3M notes and not Stick’N. (Thanks @hutsam5) Also, don’t let @rossdrakes buy them for you, @rochelle.ve is much better! Part of our open redesign of the Nice Mag, follow the whole process. (link in bio) 12 of 57 #nice_magazine #welovenicework
Designed by @psahre and collected at the @designindaba in 2009 when we shamelessly rushed up and fanboyed all over him after his talk. It was designed to be disseminated as a 100% positive symbol. It is a collaboration between him and his deaf brother, the symbol is sign language for “I love you”. @rossdrakes has a problem with committing to using stickers and patches so it has been living in his drawer for the past X years. Now like a phoenix it rises to fame once again to achieve internet fame. 🤟Give us a reason to give you this patch in the comments and it might be yours.🤟 Part of our open redesign of the Nice Mag, follow the whole process. (Link in bio) 19 of 57 #nice_magazine #welovenicework
Nicework has been running @johannesburg_cm for almost 5 years now. This doughnut was designed by @lucibadenhorst for our first birthday celebration photo booth. It is special because it shows not only that we are doughnut aficionados (@raboobi and @rossdrakes missed a flight because of doughnuts once) but also that we have a penchant for photo booths. These props are periodically updated by an intern and then used to death at the events. Pop into a #CreativeMornings to experience the signage (or maybe the speaker). We have enjoyed adding back to the creative community in Johannesburg for the last 5 years and will continue to do so. Part of our open redesign of the Nice Mag, follow the whole process. (link in bio) 15 of 57 #nice_magazine #welovenicework
Urban geodes are the brainchild of Paige Smith (@acommonname). We featured her in issue 11 of the magazine. In the interview, she asked if we would like to install some urban geodes in Johannesburg and the answer was obviously yes. The streets of Johannesburg are an unforgiving place and the installation in Braamfontein and New Town lasted 3 or 4 days until they were taken. There are a few installed in our office (soon to be moved) and this one piece that has been homeless since it arrived. We are open to suggestions on where to install it. Here’s a link to Issue 11 of the NiceMag – http://www.nicework.co.za/images/nice-mag/11/nicemag_11.pdf Part of our open redesign of the Nice Mag, follow the whole process. Link in bio 29 of 57 #nice_magazine #welovenicework
Keep an eye on our Instagram account for the objects that made it into the photo shoot. Our next steps are to select the final objects, loop in some of the Nicework Alumni to contribute and relook the masthead which is in need of a refresh since our rebrand.
Catch up on past issues of the Nice Magazine here
I would love to hear your thoughts on the process so far.