South Africa Gets New Bank Notes

The South African Reserve Bank commissioned The Jupiter Drawing Room to create a TVC to introduce South Africa’s new banknotes. Talented local creative company Am I Collective created artwork for the project.

“The concept is moments of Nelson Mandela’s life etched onto paper. Each etch represents a key moment in Madiba’s life. The illustrations was done to interpret these scenes based on the new bank notes.”

The front of the banknotes will feature an image of South Africa’s first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela, while the back of the notes have maintained the “Big Five” animal images that appear on current banknotes. They will come into circulation before the end of the year. To see the new banknotes click here.

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2012 London Olympics Designed

Given that the 2012 Olympics are in full-swing it seems like a fitting time to do a round up of all the Olympic-inspired design that has been floating around the internet recently. We hope you enjoy it.

A retro-inspired poster by Andrew Maunders that draws influence from the design and typography of the 1948 Olympics (the last time the event was held in London).

An original painting by Riccardo Guasco for a temporary online exhibition titled: “London 2012: Let’s celebrate the true spirit of sport”.

A small icon set created by local illustration collective Studio Muti for Brownbook, which focuses on the Olympics and athletes in the Middle East.

Charis Tsevis created these bright faceted illustrations for the Yahoo! Olympic advertising campaign “The Once-In-A-Lifetime moments that happen every four years”.

A booklet designed by Marisa Passos that functions as a quick guide about the sports at the Olympic Games.

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