All posts tagged: agency

Mad Butcher {Peter Radich & Mike O’Sullivan}

Awesome agencies

Anyone who knows New Zealand, knows Mad Butcher is a kiwi institution; the local butcher that expanded to become everyone’s local butcher. With this in mind it came as a surprise to see that the icon of the meat world had taken a leap of faith and decided it was time to update it’s branding – a much needed exercise. The brand update was a collaboration between designers Peter Radich & Mike O’Sullivan, with the […]

London Studio {Wellington}

Awesome agencies

One of the best things about living in New Zealand has to be the abundance of delicious treats available, from farmers markets to Michelin stared restaurants, you are never far away from the next tasty morsel. Luckily for us designers this goes hand in hand with fine packaging design, a bounty of which we recently stumbled upon, courtesy of Wellington based London Studio… yes it got me for a moment too but they are New […]

Urbis Design Day

Events / News

The streets of Auckland were awash with creativity this weekend as Urbis Design Day opened it’s doors once again. If you are unfamiliar with this gem of an idea, then I shall bring you up to speed. The event essentially centers around perfect pairings, with two companies coming together to form a duo. For the past few months this handpicked selection of creative and commercial twosomes have been beavering away, pooling their knowledge and expertise […]

Nicknack does it again

Awesome agencies

So last week we brought you the news of Nicknack’s recent success at the 2013 Rebrand 100 Awards, well we may have been keeping something from you… they only did the double! Take a look at the second project of Nicknacks to pick up a gong, this was the challenge they faced: “With a steady decline in the number of families with Lutheran backgrounds the Lutheran Laypeople’s League brand was suffering from a lack of awareness […]

Container branding goes global {Nicknack}


Our friends over at Adelaide based Nicknack have been rather quiet of late, and we recently found out why, they’ve been busy scooping up international gongs that’s why! To be more specific, Nicknack‘s work for transport and logistics company SFC did the scooping over at the 2013 Rebrand 100 awards. In their own words, Nicknack describe the challenge… “Although SCF Group had grown into a leading organisation within the Australian Transport & Logistics sector, customers […]

Bolu Tea {Curious Design}


Bolu are purveyors of fine quality tea, directly sourced from Fair Trade plantations in Darjeeling, North India. With a beauty like this on their hands, Curious knew it was time to call in the experts. Curious worked closely with Think Packaging on this project. After exploring many options, the packaging ninja came up with a revolutionary solution, which culminated in a perfect balance of aesthetics and function. Visually the pack is harmonious—due to the integration of […]

Strange Love {Marx Design}

Awesome agencies

Love is sometimes strange, I’m sure we all know that by now but what is StrangeLove? Well my friends, let me first set the scene. Marx Designwere tasked with packaging StrangeLove into a gift piece that cafe owners would want to display on their counter. The problem being, StrangeLove is in fact an energy drink. And we all know what that conjures up in a designers mind, 2 for $5 star bursts, bright shouty colours and vomit […]

Curious {Auckland}

Awesome agencies

It seems Auckland is the place to be for tasty design these days, adding to our recent post on the lovely Hardhat we now have packaging specialists Curious to introduce to you. With a generous handful of international packaging awards under their belts, these guys know their stuff. Recent lovelies include a big old shake up of New Zealand favourite Phoenix Drinks. With the name now well and truly etched in Kiwis’ brains (once you’ve […]