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Chwast and Scher show leads Indaba line-up

Advertising, Graphic Design

Posted by Anna Richardson Taylor, 14 January 2013, 10:30    Permalink    Comments (0)

As February approaches at speed, it's time for many of the great and good of the creative world to check ‘passport-ticket-money-Moleskine' and head to Cape Town for this year's Design Indaba. The conference, alongside the associated Expo and Filmfest, is currently finalising its line-up.

It promises to once again include luminaries from design, advertising and other creative industries for three days of "design overload", as the organisers put it.

With a focus this year on ‘collaboration', speakers already announced include graphic designer and Pentagram partner Paula Scher (above right), who will share the stage with her husband, founding partner of Push Pin Studios Seymour Chwast (above left), John Maeda and Sir John Hegarty, plus type design legend Matthew Carter.

Graphic designer Louise Fili, Steven Heller, interaction whizz Daan Roosegaarde, artist Alexander Chen and product designer Oscar Diaz are also in the diary. New this year is Your Street Live, an event presenting the finalists of the Your Street Challenge, which invited creative ideas to improve local streets.

Design Indaba Conference 2013 takes place from February 27 to March 1 at Cape Town International Convention Centre. For more information, visit

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