Friday, 29 January 2010

Toffie Popular Culture Fesitival

I really hope to attend this - coming to Cape Town every month can never be a bad idea (",)

The President presents: TOFFIE POPULAR CULTURE FESTIVAL 26-28 March 2010 { Visit The Toffie Popular Culture Blog here }

Bringing you famous designers and creatives from around the world to come show you what they are all about. Big names like E-Boy (Graphic Designer), Kim Jones (the head creative director at Alfred Dunhill, which is one of the world’s most prestigious, fancy and expensive men’s fashion houses. A sought-after darling of the fashion world, nominated three times for “Man of the Year” by GQ magazine, and Kanye West’s personal go-to guy for his new Pastelle label, he is truly a giant of modern fashion). Jorge Alderete, (Graphic Designer Mexico) Seba Valdivia and Pablo Pacheco (Owners of TMDG, the biggest design conference in the world from Argentina) Peet Pienaar, (Creative Director, The President ,South Africa) Wynand Myburgh, (Musician, Van Coke Kartel / Fokofpolisiekar, South Africa).

The festival starts with registration on Friday 26 March 16:00 - 20:00, Rondebosch Boys High, Memorial Hall

Ticket prices: R680 for exhibition plus 2 full day lectures

Tel 021 462 6092/9 for more information.

The following speakers have been confirmed:

* Kim Jones, former fashion editor of The Face and ID, who was recently selected as one of the 20 most influential fashion designers for men.

* eBoy, the German pixel designers

* Members of the Trimachi team, organisers of the world’s biggest design conference

* Sean Saylor, creative head of MTV, Miami

* Peet Pienaar, creative director, The President

* Jorge Alderete, a graphic designer from Mexico

* Wynand Myburgh of Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel

* A Nike shoe designer

* Manta Raya, an Argentinean electro band

Exhibitors include:

* Disturbance and The Curators of Durban

* Kronk (designer of vinyl toys for Kidrobot)

* The President

* Familia skateboards

* Brandt Botes

* Richard de Jager

* David West

* 2Bop2

Van Coke Kartel will launch their new album, and Francois van Coke and Manta Raya will launch a project on which they’re collaborating.

Workshops facilitated by the five main speakers will also be hosted. Don't miss this event!

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