All posts tagged: design books

The two sides of NZSO {The Church}

Awesome agencies

With the deadline for the New Zealand design awards, Best, fast approaching the top shops are beginning to gather up their finest pieces of work from the last 12 months and ears are beginning to prick up around the blog-o-sphere as we wonder what and who will hit the mark this year. The Church have had a great year, not least with their work for NZSO, hope you’ve got your entry ready guys as this […]

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 […]

Have No Fear {Pearlfisher}

Bookshelf

Pearlfisher is set to further celebrate it’s double decade of design with the launch of a book entitled ‘Have No Fear’. The ‘Have No Fear’ book is a collaborative work that has been designed, written and produced by Pearlfisher’s studios in London and New York. It is a celebration of graphic design and is made of 20 powerful beliefs that have defined Pearlfisher as an agency over the last 20 years. Each of the 20 […]

Shine {Auckland}

Awesome agencies / LWC

This week’s LWC Friday contender loves a challenge. They get their biggest kicks out of working with people who want to find ways to change the rules not find a slightly better way to follow them. And change the rules they have. With a focus on challenger brands, Shine have raised the bar for the small brands of New Zealand when it comes to design. They believe that a big budget isn’t the advantage it once was, […]

A brand forged in Rock – Believe in

News

Every now and then one of those projects pop up in the studio that become something a bit more than another item on the to-do list, they become a love affair. If I had to guess, I’d say one such a project reared it’s lovely little head in the studio of Believe in. The Exeter studio, cavaliers of meticulously fine brands, have just unveiled a new identity and stationery set for internationally acclaimed heavy metal logo […]

3 Deep Design {Melbourne}

Awesome agencies / LWC

3 Deep Design are a sophisticated bunch and rightly so. They openly admit that creativity is no longer enough in a such a rapidly changing world of communication and that it’s time to delve deeper. Their strategic approach must be paying off because there are some beautifully executed pieces of work emerging from that Melbourne studio of theirs. Kudos to a good bunch managing to tick both boxes. [email protected]/ www.3deep.com.au  

James Kape {Sydney}

LWC / Outstanding individuals

James Kape is a New York based designer so a slight cheat this week but the boy does hail from Sydney, Australia. He focuses primarily on branding, print and web design. James is inspired by refined design, typography and photography. He approaches each project with interest and enthusiasm, always striving to create something both visually effective and appropriate for its intended audience. A perfect candidate to join our troop of outstanding individuals me thinks. www.jameskape.com