Cape Town Love

i first noticed Megan & Mike Gilger of The Fresh Exchange when they tagged me in an Instagram photo of their travels in Cape Town – they had been making use of my Cape Town City Guide to discover some cool places to see. i always get the warm and fuzzies when people tell me that the guide helped them in some way, and when anyone visits my city for that matter, so I clicked over to their site and what a nice discovery.

Megan is a talented designer and together she and Mike have a design studio called Wild Measure. on their trip to Cape Town they collaborated with Over to create an app in 24 hours (!!) that with allow people to celebrate their love for Cape Town, featuring Megan’s beautiful hand-lettering, appropriately called Cape Town Love.

The app was inspired by the city we have been working in for the past 6 days, and we wanted to develop something that did not just offer another pack of graphics, but meant far more. We wanted to find a way to celebrate the Mother City, and to help encourage people to discover the beauty that we have found in this place.

read about how they created the app in 24 hours here and watch a short video by Megan and Over designer Aaron Marshall. the app itself is great to look at and a dream to use. i think it’s pretty damn awesome that a handful of talented Americans created such a lovely app that’s so appreciate of our city. download it here.

image credits go to Megan & Mike

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9 Responses to Cape Town Love

  1. Pauline Wednesday 25 September, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Makes me wanna go there….so I guess it’s a success !

    great work :)

    Pauline

  2. Andi Wednesday 25 September, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    LOVE the app OVER! I’ve been a big fan since the creation. Gorgeous pics!!!

  3. Emma Jackson Wednesday 25 September, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    All that is missing is a V&A Waterfront one :)

  4. Mike Gilger Wednesday 25 September, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    Kate, thanks for the post! This is awesome, we are so excited you are enjoying it. That was our only hope. We loved the Mother City and kind of thought everyone else should too. We were in a rush this last trip, but our next trip we would love to say hi. Thanks again for the post!

  5. Mike Gilger Wednesday 25 September, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Diana, so sorry lol I don’t know why I said Kate.

  6. maggie Wednesday 25 September, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    So cute!

  7. petal and plume Wednesday 25 September, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    goodness gracious, what a beauty-full post. love!!
    xx

  8. jen@Sunsets&SwimmingPools Thursday 26 September, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    How funny. I just made a poster today like this and put it up on my site. I LOVE these. Just awesome!!!! Definitely going to try the OVER app too.

  9. Marguerite Friday 27 September, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    Oh my heart belongs in this amazing city. These pictures just confirm it.

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