Saturday, 19 March 2011

Tickets and programme

Click HERE for tickets and HERE or below for the full programme.

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 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: //
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


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


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

Payment Option 2: Credit card
Credit card bookings: E-mail

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

Thursday, 03 March 2011


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 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.