Wellington and its technicolour dot coat

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  • November 13, 2009
  • Ben Fahy
Wellington and its technicolour dot coat

Art7New Zealand is quite fond of large novelty structures: giant carrots, trout, sheep and L&P bottles are practically everywhere. And now we've got another one to add to the list: the world’s largest graphic film installation.

3M and SignSquad recently joined forces to cover the the City Art Gallery in Wellington in a whole lot of dots. The team worked 10-hours a day, six days a week for three weeks and had to warm every dot and roll it on to the sandstone surface by hand.

“3M has a history of producing innovative products,” says Justin White, 3M sales specialist for commercial graphics. “When the City Gallery Wellington challenged us to apply that same level of innovation to the use of our products, we jumped at the chance.”

'Dots for Love and Peace' was designed specifically for the City Gallery by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who is renowned for her use of dots and repetitive patterns. The public artwork celebrates both her Mirrored Years exhibition and the re-opening of the City Art Gallery building.

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Lost and found: ASB trumpets its alternative to card cancellation woes

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  • August 4, 2015
  • StopPress Team
Lost and found: ASB trumpets its alternative to card cancellation woes

In most instances, losing an item is little more than a frustration, but it can be quite a major problem when the said item is a credit card. Usually, the relisation that a credit card is missing is followed by about 20 minutes of manic searching, 30 minutes of concern about where you were pick-pocketed and then the painful recognition that you'll have to cancel the card for security's sake. Then, once the card is cancelled, nothing is quite as annoying as finding the now useless piece of plastic lying in your wardrobe. And given that its app helps users avoid the panic, ASB has released a new spot that takes a quirky look at a more relaxed search for a lost card.

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