The Bright Night Project

Reading Time: 3 minutes Our Creative Director Ross Drakes and his wife Leigh-Anne have launched a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo. They need you to help make an exhibition of South Africa’s most talented photographers and illustrators a reality – to create a Johannesburg based platform to recognise and showcase these works at the level they deserve. What different about …

Typography is not just typography anymore

Reading Time: 2 minutes We think we are living in the golden age of typography. There is an explosion of hand lettering, a rejuvenation of old processes like letterpress and gravure and digital tools are allowing more people to create beautiful lettings and typefaces. We have collected a few of the best examples from around the web for you to …

Sirkel – A Lettering

Reading Time: 2 minutes The “Sirkel” font is based on explorations of the work and studio of Jeweler Jan Bekker. I was inspired by the simplicity, honesty and geometry of his tools. The basis of the font is the textures, patterns and construction of these tools. Designed by our Creative Director Ross See the full project here

Nicework Website Cards

Reading Time: 2 minutes 21 different business card variations to promote the launch of our new website. It was a great project because we were free to interpret the brief in anyway we saw fit. Here is a selection of some of the cards created by Ross Drakes, Rowan Toselli, Arline Stoffberg  and Catherine Green. Ross Drakes Rowan Toselli …

Nicework’s New Website!

Reading Time: < 1 minute We are proud to announce the launch of our brand spanking new website! It’s full of awesome eye candy and helpful information. Make sure you take a look around. We’d love to hear your feedback.     We’d also like to take this opportunity to bid adieu to our old website. Thanks old buddy. You …

Keep Flying the Flag

Reading Time: < 1 minute . Nicework recently got involved in the Keep Flying campaign developed by DraftFCB. Keep Flying aims to promote national spirit after the FIFA World Cup by encouraging South African’s to keep their flags flying on their cars, offices and houses. DraftFCB briefed a number of production agencies to create 30-second adverts to promote the campaign. …

Kelly Rowland

Reading Time: < 1 minute . Kelly Rowland’s brand new music video “Everywhere You Go”, directed by Andrew Wessels and designed and animated by Nicework. The song is a musical collaboration between Rowland and a selection of Africa’s finest musical talents including: Chameleone, Awadi, Krotal, e’smile, Rola, Samini, Kwesta, Slikour, 2face, Ishmael and Da L.E.S (Jozi). . Kelly Rowland – …