Friday, 05 August 2011

Visit the NEW Toffie Food website

Click here to visit the new official TOFFIE website for all the information you need on the Toffie Food Festival and Conference.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Dirty Paraffin's new video

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

West Coast winter food - Kobus van der Merwe

Click here to read what Kobus van der Merwe is cooking for winter in Paternoster. Kobus will be one of the speakers at Toffie Food in September.



Photos: Kobus van der Merwe

Saturday, 07 May 2011

Toffie FOOD taking place from 3-4 September in Cape Town

Click here for more information.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

The next Toffie Festival

We will be making a very exciting announcement soon about the next Toffie Festival. To make sure you do not miss our news, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @ToffieFestival

Toffie Pop Culture Festival and Conference March 2011

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Kobus van der Merwe's wild food and laid-back cooking - presentation at Toffie

You can view Kobus's Toffie presentation here and read the text here. And below is a picture of his inspiration table installation, also at Toffie.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Tickets and programme

Click HERE for tickets and HERE or below for the full programme.
SEE YOU AT TOFFIE  :)

The M&G Online's art pick of the week

Cape art picks: March 18 2011

The design world’s answer to cult singer Perry Farrell’s infamous alternative 90s music fest, Lollapalooza, the Toffie Pop Culture Festival is three day whirlwind of exhibitions, workshops, presentations and partying. Curated by Peet Pienaar’s design agency The President and hosted in both Cape Town and Buenos Aires, this annual event returns with an even hipper line up than last year. Forget the increasingly corporate Design Indaba as you slouch through talks and presentations by twenty four talented South African creatives including Andrew Putter, Brandt Botes, Frauke Stegmann, Francois Burger, Tumi Molekane and more, as well as a selection of international guests such as Argentinean filmmaker Javier Lourenco and designer Michael Spahr, an artist, filmmaker and storyteller from Switzerland. In between bloody your mind on daily boxing matches; feed your creative spirit with “inspiration tables” by Kobus van der Merwe, Dokter & Misses, David West, Barend de Wet, Sangoma & Photon Foundation, Iziko Museums and more; visit A Word Of Art’s “Adidas Originals Exhibition” with live painting by Boamistura and relax with food, beer and music.

Cape Town City Hall, Opposite the Grand Parade, Darling Street, March 24 to 26. Visit http://toffiepop.blogspot.com for the full programme and tickets.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Jonathan Puckey is coming to Toffie!

Yes, it's true! Jonathan Puckey is arriving in Cape Town next week to be a speaker at the Toffie Design Conference.
  
Jonathan is an independent graphic designer living and working in Amsterdam. He was selected as one of the top ‘20 under 30’ visual artists in Print magazine 2010. His work involves a mix between programmed automation and the intuition of the designer. He plays with the inherent limitations of print design and the perceived limitless possibilities of programming.

In addition to installations and interactive art events, notable work includes a developing a rasterization tool, ‘The Delaunay Raster’, which Jonathan uses to create monthly portraits for Russian Esquire magazine. He has also created a ‘Text Pencil’ tool for Adobe, which allows you to draw with text. 


This video he did with Roel Wouters was nominated for a UK Video Music Award in 2010. 

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Announcing our new speaker tomorrow

Here is a hint!

Friday, 11 March 2011

Sneak preview of Toffie: What to expect and where

Toffie Pop Culture Festival & Design Conference 24 - 26 March 2011, Cape Town City Hall, Bookings: toffie@thepresident.co.za // www.toffie.co.za
 
Boxing fights every day over lunch time, Food and beer by &Union and Knead, Coffee by Rosetta roastery, Historic first club party in the City Hall. Line-up: Liver, Dirty Paraffin, Sibot, B-Team and light performance by Daito Manabe (Japan). Organised by Dont Party and sponsored by Bacardi, El Jimador, Stoli and JayJays.



/A Word Of Art and Write On Africa with Adidas Originals Exhibition with live painting by Boamistura (Spain).
Small Talks and Conversations by 24 of South Africa's most talented new creatives talking about their work and other subjects.
What if the World Exhibition
Inspiration tables by: Liam Mooney, Angie Batis & Shane Durrant, Porky Hefer, Kobus van der Merwe, Dave Pepler, Cornelia & Adi Badenhorst, Superella, Dokter & Misses, David West, Janet Kinghorn, Brandt Botes, ELLE Decoration, Michelle Son, Frauke Stegmann, Marcii Goose, Freddy Sam, Black RIver FC, Andrew Putter, Barend de Wet, Sangoma & Photon Foundation, King James, Pieter Heyneke, Hannes Bernard and Iziko Museums of Cape Town
The You & Me & Everyone We Know Market, with more than 30 fantastic independent shops.
The conference: 3 days, 16 speakers, 2 movies and the first ever collaboration between the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hip Hop artist Tumi Molekane, electro musician, Peach van Pletzen and composer Braam du Toit. This concert will also include a laser presentation by Daito Manabe from Japan. Brought to you by B-LIVE.

Tuesday, 08 March 2011

Daito Manabe's party in the mouth experiment

See it live at Toffie!

Sunday, 06 March 2011

JAVIER LOURENCO

Don't miss Javier Lourenco, creative director at Flamboyant Paradise at Toffie this year! 

Javier is a filmmaker, animator and winner of Sundance Animation Awards, living in Argentina.

Javier will take the stage at the conference on Friday 25 March @ 11:15. His animation workshop is on Thursday 24 March at 13:00. We only have a few spaces left for the workshop, sponsored by Adobe.


Flamboyant Paradise The Short Films - Advance Sequence from Flamboyant Paradise on Vimeo.

Saturday, 05 March 2011

Frauke Stegmann at the Toffie Conference

Don't miss Frauke Stegmann at Toffie - on stage Friday 25 March at 9:00. Frauke is also part of the Inspiration Table exhibition, curated by Peet Pienaar. Read the Elle Decoration showcase about one of South Africa's most talented graphic designers.

Richard de Jager at Toffie

Catch Richard de Jager at this year's Toffie Pop Culture Festival:
Talk at conference - Friday 24 March @ 12:15
Showing his new collection - Saturday 26 March @ 13:00

Friday, 04 March 2011

TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS

Booking is easy.

All access 3-day passes:
Professionals - R750
Students - R500

Workshops sponsored by Adobe:
Javier Lourenco Animation Workshop - R250 extra
Daito Manabe  Programming and Design Workshop - R250 extra
Composition in Adobe After Effects CS5 Workshop - R250 extra

Extras (for non ticket holders):
B-LIVE Orchestra performance by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Tumi Molekane and Peach van Pletzen - R150 (Friday 25 March @ 20:00)
After Party - R50 (Saturday 26 March @ 21:00)
Access to market and exhibition area only - R25 per day (Opens Thursday 24 March @ 12:00, Friday and Saturday @ 9:00)
One day passes (due to the high demand we have released only 50 one day passes) - R450


Payment Option 1: EFT
The President, ABSA Cheque, 4071145697, Branch code: 632 005
Send proof of payment to toffie@thepresident.co.za

Payment Option 2: Credit card
Credit card bookings: E-mail toffie@thepresident.co.za

Option 3:
Buy your ticket from The President's shop, CHURCH, at 12 Spin st (next to Bread, Milk & Honey)





Thursday, 03 March 2011

UPDATED PROGRAMME

Thursday 24 March
12:00 Registration
13:00 Boxing match
13:00 - 15:00 Javier Lourenco Workshop
15:00 Andrew Putter
16:00 Kobus van der Merwe
16:30 Conn Bertish
17:30 BREAK
18:00 Brandt Botes
18:30 Movie screening: Taqwacore

Friday 25 March
9:00 Frauke Stegmann
9:30 Sean Mahoney and Pierre Swanepoel of studioMAS
10:15 Tumi Molekane
10:45 BREAK
11:15 Jürg Lehni
12:15 Richard de Jager
12:45 Javier Lourenco
14:00 BREAK (Make party outfits/Small talks/Papergirl/JayJays Bruce Lee Awards/Boxing match)
15:00 Alex Trochut and Marta Cerdá Workshop (15:00 - 19:00)
20:00 CPO/Tumi Molekane/Peach van Pletzen/Braam du Toit concert

Saturday 26 March
9:00 Daito Manabe Workshop
11:00 Francis Burger
11:30 Smiso Zwane
12:00 Jonathan Puckey
13:00 Richard de Jager fashion show
13:30 Cobi van Tonder interactive art performance
14:00 Alex Trochut
15:00 Daito Manabe
16:00 Movie Screening: We don't care about music anyway
21:00 DON'T PARTY Afterparty

Wednesday, 02 March 2011

Adobe is sponsoring the following workshop sessions at the Toffie festival


  • Composition in Adobe After Effects CS5 - Music video 7th Son, Tokyo
  • Alex Trochut intensive 4-hour typography workshop  
  • Daito Manabe programming and design workshop 
  • Javier Lourenco animation workshop 
Send e-mail to toffie@thepresident.co.za to enquire about bookings

Don't miss Jürg Lehni!


Hektor Meets Dexter Sinister from Jürg Lehni on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 01 March 2011

Kim Jones appointed at Louis Vuitton

Congratulations to Kim Jones (speaker at Toffie last year in Cape Town and Buenos Aires) who started working today as directeur du style pret a porter homme at Louis Vuitton in Paris.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Don't miss Alex Trochut

Alex Trochut from Spain is one of the main speakers at this year's conference. He will also present an intensive 4-hour typography workshop with his wife, Marta, who is also a graphic designer.


Alex Trochut: Change for the Letter from Gestalten on Vimeo.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Buy your tickets

It's easy to book your ticket for the festival and conference:

- E-mail: toffie@thepresident.co.za
- Buy tickets from Church gift shop at 12 Spin street, Cape Town
- Call 021 462 6092

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Cape Philharmonic Orchestra Collab

Get ready for a spectacular performance on Friday 25 March by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, collaborating with the artists Tumi Molekane, Peach van Pletzen and composer Braam du Toit accompanied by Daito Manabe's laser show.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Exhibitors

The following creative minds will share an exhibition space at Toffie, curated by Peet Pienaar:
- Liam Mooney
- Angie Batis and Shane Durrant
- Porky Hefer
- Kobus van der Merwe
- Dave Pepler
- Cornelia & Adi Badenhorst
- Superella
- Dokter and Misses
- David West
- Coley Porter Bell (Janet Kinghorn)
- Brandt Botes
- Conn Bertish
- Elle Decoration
- Michelle Son
- Frauke Stegmann
- Marcii Goose
- Ricky Lee Gordon  /A WORD OF ART
- Black River FC
- Andrew Putter
- Barend de Wet
- Julia Raynham
- King James
- Pieter Heyneke 
- Iziko Museums of Cape Town 
- Hannes Bernard
- AND MORE TO BE ADDED

Sneak preview of the venue



Cape Town City Hall is a large Edwardian building in Cape Town city centre which was built in 1905. It is located on the Grand Parade to the west of the Castle and is built from honey-coloured oolitic limestone imported from Bath in England.
The building was designed as the result of a public competition, the winning architects being Messrs Henry Austin Reid and Frederick George Green, with the contractors being Messrs T Howard and F G Scott. Much of the building material, including fixtures and fittings was imported from Europe.
 The Organ was built by Messrs Norman and Beard of London and Norwich, the specifications were drawn up by Sir George Martin, organist of St Paul's Cathedral in London especially for the City Hall. The workmanship and materials are of high quality, and the organ made from mahogany, teak and pine. Sir George Martin spoke of it as “a magnificent instrument in every gradation of tone, from the softest stop to the most powerful tuba being found in the organ, and all under the most perfect control, and that altogether the instrument must be regarded as an artistic and mechanical triumph”. There are altogether 3165 pipes varying from 32 feet to ¾ inch. The wind was supplied by a Kinetic Blower worked by an electric motor.
The tower of the City Hall has a Turret Clock which strikes the hours and chimes the Westminster quarters. The faces of the clock are made from 4 skeleton iron dials filled with opal. The clock has a 24 hour wheel and lever. The bells were cast by Messrs John Taylor and Co of Loughborough and the clock was supplied by JB Joyce & Co of Whitchurch.
The City Hall's carillon was installed as a World War I war memorial, with 22 additional bells being added in 1925 with the visit of the Prince of Wales.
On February 11, 1990, only hours after his release from prison, Nelson Mandela made his first public speech after his release from the balcony of Cape Town City Hall.
The City Hall no longer houses the offices of the City of Cape Town, which are located in the Cape Town Civic Centre. The auditorium is regularly used for concerts, while the City Library was recently moved to the adjacent Old Drill Hall.

SUPERELLA SHOP

Superella will have a rail in the Church pop-up store at the festival.

UPCOMING ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE at /A WORD OF ART: BoaMistura will be at Toffie

Just confirmed the 5 member team of BoaMistura from Madrid will be joining us at Toffie for live painting. They will be in Cape Town as part of the /A WORD OF ART residency programme.



Friday, 18 February 2011

Our venue

Programme

Thursday 24 March
12:00 Registration
13:00 Boxing match
13:00 - 15:00 Javier Lourenco Workshop
15:00 Andrew Putter
16:00 Kobus van der Merwe
16:30 Conn Bertish
17:30 BREAK
18:00 Brandt Botes
18:30 Michael Spahr
19:30 Movie screening: Taqwacore

Friday 25 March
9:00 Frauke Stegmann
9:30 Sean Mahoney and Pierre Swanepoel of studioMAS
10:15 Tumi Molekane
10:45 BREAK
11:15 Javier Lourenco
12:15 Richard de Jager
12:45 Jürg Lehni
14:00 BREAK (Make party outfits/Small talks/Papergirl/JayJays Bruce Lee Awards/Boxing match)
15:00 Alex Trochut Workshop (15:00 - 19:00)
20:00 CPO/Tumi Molekane/Peach van Pletzen/Braam du Toit concert

Saturday 26 March
9:00 Daito Manabe Workshop
11:00 Francis Burger
11:30 Smiso Zwane
12:00 Brecht Vandenbroucke
13:00 BREAK (Richard de Jager fashion show/Small talks/Boxing match)
14:00 Alex Trochut
16:00 Daito Manabe
17:00 Movie Screening: We don't care about music anyway
21:00 DON'T PARTY Afterparty

Thursday, 17 February 2011

The Blindness of the Woods - a shortfilm by Flamboyant Paradise

Javier Lourenco, founder-editor of the uncoolhunter.com and Director/CD of Flamboyant Paradise is a speaker at Toffie 2011 and will also be presenting an animation workshop at the festival. Book now for the conference and workshop at toffie@thepresident.co.za


The Blindness of the Woods - Short Film from Flamboyant Paradise on Vimeo.

Jürg Lehni's new website

Check out Jürg's work here and here.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Full list of confirmed conference speakers

- Alex Trochut Designer (Spain)

- Daito Manabe Artist/Programmer (Japan)
- Brecht Vandenbroucke Artist/Designer (Belgium)
- Jürg Lehni Inventor/Designer (Switzerland)
- Javier Lourenco/Flamboyant Paradise (Filmmaker: Argentina)

- Michael Spahr (Norient Musik Film Festival, Switzerland)
- Brandt Botes (Graphic Designer: South Africa)
- Tumi Molekane (Musician: South Africa)
- Frauke Stegmann (Designer: South Africa)
- Francis Burger (Artist: South Africa)
- Kobus van der Merwe (Chef: South Africa)
- Richard de Jager (Fashion designer/Stylist: South Africa)


- Sean Mahoney (Architect: South Africa)
- Conn Bertish (Creative Director, South Africa)
- Smiso Zwane (Musician, South Africa)

Catch the Toffie sailors for a free festival poster

Toffie in Buenos Aires, Oct 2010

video

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Bookings

Book tickets for the festival and workshops at: toffie@thepresident.co.za

Tuesday, 08 February 2011

Best of Norient Music Film Festival at Toffie

We don't care about music anyway

 Taqwacore

Toffie You & Me & Everyone We Know Market


Send your application for a stand at the Toffie You & Me & Everyone We Know Market to:  toffie@youmeandeveryoneweknow.co.za

Friday, 04 February 2011

ANDREW PUTTER confirmed as speaker



We are very excited to announce Andrew Putter as one of the speakers at this year's Toffie conference. Andrew Putter - a distinguished artist and teacher - was born in Cape Town in 1965. He received a National Education Award in 2004 for his work in design education, and in 2007 he was a winner of the Spier Contemporary – one of South Africa’s biggest art awards. Putter is associated with many of Cape Town’s most important collaborative and public art projects of the last 15 years. His art has been seen on numerous exhibitions, including the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, the Frankfurt Art Fair, and the 10th Havana Bienale in Cuba.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Full list of confirmed conference speakers. More to follow soon.


- Alex Trochut: Designer (Spain)
- Daito Manabe: Artist/Programmer (Japan)
- Brecht Vandenbroucke: Artist/Designer (Belgium)
- Jürg Lehni: Inventor/Designer (Switzerland)
- Javier Lourenco/Flamboyant Paradise (Filmmaker: Argentina)
- Brandt Botes (Graphic Designer: South Africa)
- Tumi Molekane (Musician: South Africa)
- Frauke Stegmann (Designer: South Africa)
- Francis Burger (Artist: South Africa)
- Kobus van der Merwe (Chef: South Africa)
- Richard de Jager (Fashion designer/Stylist: South Africa)

Exhibitions

Exhibitions include:

- Inspiration tables curated by Peet Pienaar (Liam Mooney, Angie Batis, Shane Durrant, Jacques Erasmus, Kobus van der Merwe, Superella, Porky Hefer, Dokter n Misses, David West, Coley Porter Bell, Brandt Botes, Conn Bertish, Elle Decoration, Michelle Son, Frauke Stegmann, Black River FC and A Word of Art) 


- African Hair Design posters by The President 




- Daito Manabe installation 


- Papergirl by Marcii Goose and Ricky Lee Gordon 


- Word of Art exhibition room 


- What if the World exhibition room 


- Richard de Jager’s new fashion collection

Sardines on Toast

Follow one of our speakers, Kobus van der Merwe's blog here

More speakers confirmed for Toffie 24 - 26 March 2011

Brandt Botes (Graphic Designer: South Africa)
Tumi Molekane (Musician: South Africa)
Frauke Stegmann (Designer: South Africa)
Francis Burger (Artist: South Africa)
Kobus van der Merwe (Chef: South Africa)
Richard de Jager (Fashion designer/Stylist: South Africa)


Monday, 24 January 2011

Toffie tickets

Buy your Toffie tickets at:
toffie@thepresident.co.za or at The President's gift shop, CHURCH, opposite Church Square in Cape Town (12 Spin street).
Tel 021 462 6092.

Sunday, 09 January 2011

Daito Manabe electric-stimilus-to-face-test

Daito Manabe, an artist and programmer, based in Japan will be one of the main speakers at Toffie this year. Daito will also do a laser show with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Tumi Molekane and Peach van Pletzen, as well as a workshop and an exhibition. Bookings for the workshop can be made at toffie@thepresident.co.za

Tuesday, 04 January 2011

Update on Toffie Cape Town 2011

We have confirmed the following line-up so far for the Toffie Pop Culture festival in Cape Town this year in March:

On Thursday 24 March the festival will open with exhibitions by some of our most talented local creatives, curated by Peet Pienaar plus more exhibitions by What if the World, Marcii Goose and Word of Art. Richard de Jager will also show his latest exhibition. Check out this clip to see Athi-Patra Ruga and Richard de Jager's collaboration performance last year at Toffie in Buenos Aires, Argentina.



The speakers for Friday and Saturday (25 and 26 March):
- Alex Trochut: Designer (Spain)
- Daito Manabe: Artist/Programmer (Japan)
- Brecht Vandenbroucke: Artist/Designer (Belgium)
- Jürg Lehni: Inventor/Designer (Switzerland)
- Athi-Patra Ruga: Artist (South Africa)
- Javier Lourenco/Flamboyant Paradise: (Filmmaker: Argentina)
- More to be confirmed soon 

There will also be lots of music and parties: The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra will perform with Braam du Toit, Peach van Pletzen and Tumi Molekane. And at the Sailors and Prostitutes after-party Dirty Paraffin will be one of the acts burning up the dancefloor - get your costumes ready! Big prizes to be won again.

The winners of the Jay Jays / Bruce Lee design Awards will also be announced. The winner gets R10000 in $$$.

Keep checking in - we will have more news soon!

Bookings: toffie@thepresident.co.za