Oct 16, 2012

Draw a line in the sand to build your brand

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In a world where the consumer is constantly bombarded with a myriad of brands, new products, adverts and flashy “look at me” promotions, it has become crucial for any business, whether they’re selling a service or product, to draw a … Read More

Apr 13, 2012

Earning the consumer’s trust

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Pharmaceutical industry: Earning the consumer’s trust Issued by: Contrast – Design & Photographic Studio Trust – earned or manufactured? When it comes to marketing and selling pharmaceutical products – winning and keeping the consumer’s trust is extremely important. The consumer … Read More

Jan 10, 2012

Our top 10 local illustrators

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South Africa has so much to offer in general, but when it comes to illustration, we can honestly boast. Here is our Contrast selection of our favourite local illustrators. We hope you enjoy this as much as we have. Jordan … Read More

Dec 6, 2011

Are you going to finish strong

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A Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, it’s not what may come of it but what we make of it. I came across this clip of Nick Vujicic and it is such an … Read More

Oct 19, 2011

The Value of Graphic Design

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When I finished school I was faced with the tough decision of what to study. After carefully considering my initial options (fireman, astronaut, wild horse tamer etc), I finally settled on two choices: architecture or graphic design. It’s obvious that … Read More

Oct 17, 2011

Must LOVE dogs (Part 2)

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Our doggies have reached the end of their first phase! Their skeletons have been formed and they’re coming along really nicely… it has been so interesting to see their personalities ‘come to life’. Next phase: Paper Maché! So be sure … Read More

Oct 7, 2011

Steve Jobs – A Visual tribute

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The man was a visionary and a modern day Da Vinci. We pay tribute to Steve Jobs. Rest in Peace. 1955 – 2011  

Sep 29, 2011

Not living in a box!

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If you’ve ever wondered how it feels to be living in a shell, you should visit the Nautilus House in Mexico City.  This amazing shell-shaped house was designed by architect Javier Senosiain of Arquitectura Organica and built in 2006. As strange … Read More

Sep 27, 2011

Painting: Now in 3D!

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We found these awesome paintings. The painter actually painted in such a way that when you put on 3D glasses – the painting comes to live and actually has 3D depth to it. The idea was to combine the classic … Read More

Sep 23, 2011

Must love dogs!

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Contrast has decided to embark on an exciting journey… creating our own lovable pets using paper maché. From Traffic person to designer, everyone is on board! Here is our first step in making our creations, the skeleton/frame. Might not look … Read More

Sep 15, 2011

In it to win it!

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In July this year we decided we wanted to spread our wings a little as a design studio and entered in the global Avery Dennison Brand Experience Contest. Design professionals around the world were challenged to create brand stories through … Read More