Ogilvy at #designindaba 2015

Design Indaba is one of the fastest growing international conferences in the world and takes place in the vibrant City of Cape Town, South Africa. Since 1995, more than 2 500 delegates descend annually onto the Mother City, to see, listen and connect with over 40 internationally acclaimed thought leadership speakers.Design Indaba has become a respective institution and celebrates multi-disciplines across the creative landscape, including advertising, graphic design, architecture, industrial design, performing arts, new media, publishing and broadcasting.Check out these platforms to see our #designindaba content over the three days:

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“To the Bone”, by Sonny

Design Indaba is about making change, whereby a better world can be achieved through creativity. For this year’s conference, we collaborated with Sonny — one of South Africa’s up and coming young street artists. His upcoming work, “To the Bone”, is a multi-medium solo exhibition, planned to take place in Cape Town, London and New York this year, is focused on bringing awareness to the issue of wildlife conservation, an issue that Sonny is truly passionate about. extinction.

It is estimated that 40% of species are facing high risk of extinction, largely due to poaching and environmental issues. Sonny conveys this message through mugshot-style paintings of animals, with a particular focus on indigenous African wildlife. The animal’s faces are stripped away to reveal the raw skeleton underneath which are adorned with tribal patterns, unique to the country of origin. The canvasses are accompanied by hand-painted animal skulls, promoted through a mural in each city the work will be exhibited in.

What’s even more exciting, is that a portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to organisations focused on wildlife conservation.

Find out more on sonnyonline.com


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