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48 Curate – Issue 06

Welcome to the sixth issue of 48 Curate, curated by Colourworks Art Director, Francois Schlebusch. February 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the first time women were granted the right to vote in the UK. We dedicate this issue in celebration of women, with the spotlight on women in design.

Campaign / Channel 4 idents

To celebrate 100 years since the first votes cast by women, Millie, Beattie and Margaret will be taking over continuity duties on Channel 4. All three women were born in 1918, and as well as announcing the programmes, the women will share their experiences of life as a woman over the past 100 years.

Source: Creative Review
Agency: 4creative

Conference / Design Indaba returns to Cape Town

Design Indaba 2018 will take place 21 – 24 February, at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town. Every year sees a great selection of speakers, and this year’s list includes women that have disrupted the design industry across the globe. Morag Myerscough has for decades livened the streets of London with her enormous artworks, like the Vinyl Lounge pictured below. Also joining the line-up, is Pentagram Partner Natasha Jen and Es Devlin, set designer for Beyoncé, Kanye West, U2 and Adele.

Product / Billie

Billie is turning the branding of shaving products for women on its head by stripping away generic messages and overly feminine colours. Even the name, is now a widely used woman’s name and no longer a traditional man’s name. More importantly, Billie has introduced a ‘pink tax rebate’ by not charging a premium rate for products purely based on the fact that it is aimed at the female market.


Fashion / Marianne Fassler

Having spent more than three decades in the business, Marianne Fassler is a well-known name in the South African fashion industry. Marianne opened her first store in 1976 and today her label, Leopard Frock, is based in Saxonwold, Johannesburg. Her designs range from creative, beautifully made clothing items all the way to unique wedding dresses.


Exhibition / Power of play

French graphic artist Camille Walala is known for her bright, geometric designs. Find her designs around public spaces from Melbourne to London, Paris and New York. Her latest installation, Walala X Play at Greenwich’s Now Gallery, is an immersive maze that encourages visitors to explore and play with perspective through a series of mirrors, colours and patterns.

Read 48 Curate – Issue 5.