05 October 2014 21:38

World’s Best Doodlers to Descend on Cape Town

In the last week of October, 27 of the best doodlers from around the world will arrive in South Africa for the Red Bull Doodle Art Global Gallery. As winners of the competition in each of their respective countries they'll be visiting Cape Town, the 2014's World Design Capital, to find out who is the ultimate doodler.

World Design Capital 2014 CEO, Alayne Reesberg says: "We're aware that all eyes in the design community have been on Cape Town in 2014 and have had an exciting year-long programme of activities, events, exhibitions and itineraries that bring to life how design is being used for social transformation in the city and beyond. It is through design, not chance, that we can work to reshape the cityscape to a safer, more efficient and inclusive home for all our residents. Public art has featured quite prominently in our programme and we are thrilled to have the global winners parachute into Cape Town for the announcement of the overall Red Bull Doodle Art winner."

Doodling has long been a form of personal expression and a way of engaging in one's thinking process. Famous doodlers include Barak Obama, footballer Steven Gerrard and Bill Gates who memorably left a doodle on Tony Blair's desk.

Between 23 and 26 October the international winners, from as far as the Philippines and Armenia, will have their prized doodle displayed in a gallery in the city's Company's Garden and experience local culture and sights.

Joining the 27 is the winner of the local Red Bull Doodle Art competition. Kingsley Palime, a part time graphic design student from the Vaal University of Technology, will be representing South Africa in the Global Gallery.

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