Writing

2013.06.19

Windhoek Lager Ambassadors

Windhoek Lager Ambassadors was an outreach programme that recognises extraordinary Namibians for their contribution to that country. The programme lasted seven months and each month three nominees were picked by the public (and judges) in different categories. We produced 21 short interviews with all the nominees, in addition to posters, radio ads, Facebook apps, mobile solutions and other collateral. The programme culminated in a gala event, attended by the Namibian Prime Minister and other dignitaries, to celebrate the winners.
2013.05.10

I hate morning people

Chaywa wanted to tout the qualities of its coffee (i.e it makes you a morning person). So I paired an irritable curmudgeon with a chipper young go-getter and this is what came out. Very professional voice-over artists and the generous help of a Creative Director made it work
2016.12.01

What to do when (yes, when) you win the lotto

Many of us have romanced the idea of winning the lotto. The fantasies that follow are usually vivid and specific: luxury cars, extensive travelling and beachside property tend to feature prominently. The more ordinary lotto of a year-end bonus or thirteenth cheque is mentally spent way before we even get it, and often in very poor ways.
2008.11.21

g* gets cornrows

A quizzical squint, with a hint of that smile that pain professionals constantly wear. The barely suppressed smile of bullies, dentists, doctors and others who secretly enjoy the pain they cause.
2010.02.09

An idiot’s guide to being a good nigga

Apparently I'm a nigga, despite the fact that I'm not American. If you're black you have probably been called one too. In the interest of self-discovery I've decided to find out just what a nigga is and how I might become better at being one
2011.06.10

g* becomes a rat

After all, when was the last time you met an employed philosopher? Such earthly matters are beneath the philosopher class - Satre, Russell, Aristotle, Socrates: none of these ever held anything approximating a 9-5 clock in, clock out job.
2012.07.01

I’m too sexy for Milan, too sexy for Japan, so sexy it hurts

For some, the most important part of travelling is not the runway that you jet off on, but rather the catwalk that awaits you on the other end. The question of which destination to pick becomes quite vexing when there are so many fashion shows and weeks to compete for your attention. To help you pick out the best, most fashionable places to be seen at, we've collected the top established and rising fashion capitals of the world. Even Right Said Fred would find themselves insufficiently sexy to be seen at these places
2011.11.11

Eco-series: Carbon Offsetting

Greening your daily commute by taking public transport or biking is all good and well, but what happens when you have to cross an ocean. Air travel has always been one of the worst ways to travel from an environmental perspective, but what choice do you have when New York calls and a swim across the pond is out of the question
2015.09.14

Poor predictions and the bad choices that follow

The sun will rise (somewhere) tomorrow. The earth will spin on its axis for the foreseeable future, and time will keep going. These things we take for granted are all predictions; some of the few that we can rely on. Nothing guarantees them, but few doubt them. This confidence in the movement of celestial objects and nature’s faithful progress encourages us to believe in the power of prediction – even when the odds prove otherwise...
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