Nicework turns 10

Reading Time: 4 minutes The story of Nicework’s founding happened in two parts. The first happened at 2 am at a party called Fraymentos (hosted by Adi Loveland), in a club that was literally underground. Ben, Donovan and I formed the idea alternating between dancing to bad house music and shots of Jagermeister (that was still a thing back then). Next we […]

BLOK DESIGN Wayward arts magazine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blok Design created this enticing and absolutely wonderful magazine in support of Canada’s design and arts community. The magazine places focus on “counterculture” and successfully communicates a more focused approach regarding the celebration of art, politics and design. Furthermore, the magazine illustrates a bold change in history as well as the expression of one’s belief that […]

The School of Life tells us Why Design Matters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Happy Thursday everyone! We have had the lovely opportunity to have Marié Serfontein intern here at Nicework, and asked her if she has anything interesting to share with us – and she did!  <insert drumroll here> Life is crammed with questions. Quick questions, hard questions, silly questions, sobering questions, life-changing questions – even ones that fit into […]

The History of Nicework

Reading Time: 2 minutes Happy Wednesday, everybody! We’ve been sitting tight on this news for a while now (apart from the occasional teaser) and are extremely excited to show off our latest notebook project. After the books were so well received in 2011 and 2012, we decided to try something a little more ambitious this year, to coincide with […]

Compact Disc turns 30, MP3 doesn’t bother to send a gift

Reading Time: < 1 minute We’re not quite sure how much related celebrating went on this past weekend, but the iconic Compact Disc managed to hit the big three-oh. The IEEE was credited with presenting its prestigious IEEE Milestone Award to Royal Philips Electronics for its contribution to the development of the CD, and as the story goes, the award […]