All posts tagged: awards

Best Awards Winners {New Zealand}


Awards season reached fever pitch down in the Southern Hemisphere last week with the winners of New Zealand’s national design awards, Best, being revealed. A night of revelry ensued where a handful of shiny gold awards were sprinkled over the graphics category along with one top purple pin prize, awarded to Special Group for their work on Karma Cola, the all round good egg in the beverage category. The judges said, “The entry brought together […]

Profiles — Mike Rigby {Interbrand Australia}


It’s been a while since our last profile so we’re thrilled to be back with a chat with a much sought after modern day hero of design. He’s a young chap yet his career has already packed a basket load of finery in the last few years; most recently his journey has led him across the world to take up his first Creative Director role at Interbrand Australia. With Australia’s flourishing design industry we were […]

YCN ~ Cooler Shaker


Emerging creatives around the world are invited to share the best of their work as part of a brand new professional award programme from YCN, launched in international partnership with Soho House. Since 2001 YCN has been operating an international award programme for creative students. YCN is now seeking to elevate and recognise outstanding talent rising up within the industry. Open to creative professionals to have graduated within the last 8 years, the new YCN Professional […]

The Best of the Best {New Zealand Best Awards}

LWC / News

With the awards season rolling on the next in line to take to the design red carpet are the kiwis. Drumolls thundered through the hills last week as this years Best Awards were finally announced. So who was the best of the best? Internationally acclaimed Alt Group did pretty well with 12 awards in total including the purple pin for their work on the rebrand of Auckland Art Gallery. Strategy Design also did pretty well with a handful of precious cargo to take […]

Packaging in Paris {Pentawards}

LWC / News

Our Awards Special kicks off with a Parisan bang this week, step forward packaging design royalty, it’s time for the big reveal over at the Pentawards. With a huge international draw the Pentawards showcase the best packaging design from around the world spanning a multitude of categories covering everything from wine in a box (yes they have a dedicated category to our cardboard friends) to savoury snacks and luxury cosmetics. The great thing about the Pentawards […]

Last orders at the D&AD bar


With entries closing on 01 February – just days away – D&AD have sent out a polite reminder to creative folk with ideas on scooping a Yellow (or even Black) Pencil this year, that time is a’tick-tocking away to get entries in. Over the last 49 years, D&AD has celebrated outstanding design and advertising that has influenced generations of creative talent. This year, their ambition is to make the 50th D&AD Annual the ultimate benchmark […]

Mytton Williams {Bath}

Awesome agencies

D&AD, DBA Design Effectiveness, Graphis Design, Clio Awards, Roses… the list goes on. It’s an embarrassment of riches for Bath-based consultancy Mytton Williams. But don’t hate the player hate the game. It’s founders (with previous experience in Pentagram & Interbrand (née Newell & Sorrell)), have been trading in sumptuous creative solutions that simply fit the bill since 1996. Nice work. Nice ethos. Tw. @myttonwilliams / Facebook  

50 Years in 2 Minutes, signals call for entries


Following on from news of Neville Brody’s 50Fwd identity, D&AD have released a 2 minute retrospective video celebrating 50 years of design excellence as they open entries for the fiftieth annual D&AD Awards. More work from outside the UK than ever was recognised in 2011 as international agencies and creatives increasingly sought to get their hands on a Yellow or Black Pencil. This time round D&AD are looking to increase entries from Europe further, their ambition […]