On a wet and wild evening The Turbine Hall in Newtown was aflutter with the best that Graphic design had to offer. The awards event for the 13th Antalis Art of Design (AoD) 2012 took place on Thursday, 6 September with some of the industry's biggest names braving the weather to congratulate the plethora of talent on show.
The evening was a celebration of design and the exceptional creative's who spend their lives making our lives more beautiful! Once again AoD recognised South African design excellence, but moreover the competition aimed to inspire originality, big ideas, paper usage and beautiful presentations. Launched in June 2011, this competition received 474 exceptional entries across the seven commercial categories and 89 in the student category.
The 2012 AoD competition focused on the special connection between paper and design and the entry kit showcased the many ways that paper and design love one another. Antalis is a major distributor of materials that both inspire and enable great design ideas that excite, intrigue and create an impact.
The first competition was launched in 1986. For over 26 years we've actively encouraged designers to love paper as much as we do!" shared an ecstatic Caroline Coughlan, Marketing Manager, Antalis.
Local celebrity and host Michael Mol welcomed the audience which included our talented panel of judges, all of whom have accomplishments and awards as long as your arm. Alistair King of King James CT officially headed the decision panel but humbly shared that they all agreed that "knowing when not to put more on" was the order of the day; the simplest ideas were the big winners this year.
Eight categories provided extensive opportunities for designers to showcase their talents.
Prior to the big announcement each of the category winners were called upon to receive their award and more importantly recognition from their peers. The main prize up for grabs was a trip to New York worth R50 000, as well as the opportunity to design for Antalis. Hearty congratulations go to Oliver Barstow, of Fourthwall Books, who was the Grand Prix winner for his Fire Walker Book entry.
Guests were also treated to insight into his genius when legendary Typographer Jean François Porchez, of Typofonderie, had the entire audience swearing off the use of Helvetica!
Once again I would like to express my sincere thanks to Caroline and her team – without their dedication and hours of hard work year-on-year, this iconic competition would not get off the ground and maintain its momentum. I am thrilled with the results." said David James, Marketing and Purchasing Director, Antalis – as he concluded the formalities for the evening and invited his guests to relax, enjoy the company, food and entertainment, as well as peruse the showcased artworks for the remainder of the evening.
Winners in the following categories included:
GRAND PRIX PAPER LOVES YOU
Oliver Barstow, Fourthwall Books
PAPER LOVES CORPORATE IDENTITY
First Prize: Michael Ipp - Canvas Second Prize: Daniel Berkowitz - King James Third Prize: Simone Rossum - Joe Public
PAPER LOVES ANNUAL REPORTS
First Prize: Jaco Erasmus - Greymatter & Finch Second Prize: Shani Ahmed - Draftfcb Cape Town Third Prize: Tami Sieben - Studio 5 Third Prize: Ingrid Hall - Draftfcb Durban Merit: Jaco Erasmus - Greymatter & Finch
PAPER LOVES BROCHURES ONE STITCHED OR BOUND
Second Prize: Shani Ahmed - Draftfcb Cape Town Third Prize: Francois Rey - Monday Design Third Prize: Hannes de Wet - The Jupiter Drawing Room - Cape Town Merit: Clinton Powys - IWW Lateral Applications Merit: Jedd Muneilage, Andrew Mckenzie and Shaun Brauteseh - Boomtown Strategic Brand Agency Merit: Bennie Smal - Dialogue Nine
PAPER LOVES BROCHURES TWO - non-stitched or folded
First Prize: Richard Hart and team - Disturbance Design
PAPER LOVES CARDS
First Prize: Bronwen Rautenbach and Leoni Joubert - Sunshinegun Merit: Janes Struweg - It's Called Advertising
PAPER LOVES DIGITAL
Third Prize: Sergio Ines and Liana Liebenberg - DDB South Africa Merit: Eben Keun and Jessica Vines - Breinstorm Brand Architects
PAPER LOVES FREEDOM - OPEN CATEGORY
First Prize: Rikus Ferreira and Alwine Nolte - King James First Prize: Oliver Barstow - Fourthwall Books Second Prize: Ilze Vermaak, Steven Lipschitz , Sulet Jansen, Adam Botha and Gaby de Abreu - Switch Branding and Design Second Prize: Oliver Barstow - Fourthwall Books Third Prize: Jay Badenhorst - Just Design Third Prize: Thelmarie Brink - Just Design Merit: Telri Stoop - Paper Jet Design Merit: Steven McKimmie - Paper Jet Design Merit: Pauline Irvine - Artymiss Merit: Natalie Vella - Saatchi & Saatchi Cape Town Merit: Ria Kraft - Green Grass Design
PAPER LOVES STUDENTS
First Prize: Bianca Potgieter - Open Window Pretoria Second Prize: Bianca Brand - Open Window Pretoria Third Prize: Ashley Moodley - University Of JHB Merit: Michael Stopforth - Tuks: Information Design Merit: Candice Bondi - Vega School Merit: Mea Jordaan - Tuks: Information Design