Nice Magazine: A plan (already behind), the selection of objects and the slow move in a positive direction

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every good project starts with a well-laid plan. Team Nicework set out with a collaborative, agile planning session. We broke the project down into epics and task. You can even see the original publish date of February 2018. “Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the face” — Mike Tyson 2018 has already […]

Nice Magazine: An open archaeological design exploration

Reading Time: 3 minutes Having been in the design world for nearly two decades, I have identified a few simple signs that a creative company has been around for a while. The first, a collection of ageing or dead Macintoshs, usually accompanied by some sort of grumble that “they don’t make these like they used to.”. The second is […]

Article Summary: Sean Tucker

Reading Time: 2 minutes For NICE Magazine: Contrast & Contradiction we embarked on a journey with the hope of creating a photography feature in which we could showcase the work of old school purists and new school adventurers. To our delight we came across Sean Tucker, who appears to be a bit of both. Sean is a photographer living and working […]

The Best Thing: Pope John Paw

Reading Time: 1 minute As part of their interviews in the latest issue of NICE Magazine, we asked our contributors what the best thing they had seen online was. This week our featured contributor is Candice Bondi. Candice said that the best thing she’s seen online in recent times is a picture of a little dog that must think […]

Article Summary: Beverage Showdown

Reading Time: 1 minute Apart from the cats versus dogs conundrum, nothing has caused more bloody conflict over the years than the question of “tea or coffee?” Johannesburg’s café culture has seen exponential growth over the last few years, which makes it the perfect battleground for settling the score once and for all. We dispatched Nice Magazine representatives all […]

Week’s Recap: Monday 02 March – Friday 06 March

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just in case you’ve been really busy this week, this is the post where you catch up on anything you may have missed from our series of NICE Magazine posts over the past week. Let’s get started. The Best Thing: Heile Gänsje Doyelle Blane Muise told us about a trippy twelve-minute video that follows a […]

Art Fight: Lize Marie Dreyer vs. Brent Swart

Reading Time: 2 minutes Welcome to the final Art Fight post from NICE Magazine: Contrast and Contradiction Yip, you heard right. The final Art Fight post from NICE Magazine: Contrast and Contradiction. Don’t be sad though, we’ll continue filling your Fridays with interesting content to distract you from work. If you end up getting serious Art Fight withdrawal symptoms, […]

Throwback Thursday: Louis Minnaar

Reading Time: 2 minutes This week we revisit Louis Minnaar, a Pretoria-based visual artist and jack of many trades, who has sampled almost every aspect of our local creative industry. We featured some of Louis’ work in the latest issue of NICE Magazine. Apart from illustrating, Louis also animates, designs, photographs and makes videos. His work is full of […]

The Best Thing: Heile Gänsje

Reading Time: 1 minute As part of their interviews in the latest issue of NICE Magazine, we asked our contributors what the best thing they had seen online was. Now, if you’ve been following the blog over the past two weeks, you might remember reading about Chelsea Hantken’s best thing being on some pretty risque nude photography. Doyelle Blane […]

Art Fight: Alice Edy vs. Andy Wyeth

Reading Time: 1 minute Welcome to another installment of Art Fight. Our contributors this week are Alice Edy, a Cape Town based artist and illustrator, and Andy Wyeth, a Pretoria based artist. If you’d like to see more of their work, you can check out Alice’s Behance Page or Andy’s Behance Page. If you’re interested in looking at more […]