The Best Design Awards were held last Friday, celebrating, well, the best in design as the name suggests. Here’s an overview of the supreme winners of the competition who were lucky (and talented) enough to head home with Purple Pins, as well as a rundown of the Gold Pin winners.
Author Leigh Stockton
Consumers are regularly asked to assist in the creation of marketing campaigns these days, with varying degrees of success. And designer David Trubridge has merged inspiration from bird life with over 500 cherished memories sent in by New Zealanders as part of a crowd-sourced art project for longtime World of Wearable Art sponsor Brancott Estate.
Known for bucking against the trend of plain-as-Jane packaging for grocery house brands, Foodstuffs’ latest investment into the design of its Pams flour range is proving to be a winner, with Auckland-based agency Brother picking up a gold award at the 2014 Pentawards, a global competition which recognises the best of packaging design.
Winners of the Best Design Awards, the Oscars of the New Zealand design industry, were announced last Friday night at Auckland’s Viaduct Centre, and showed off how talented our country’s designers are. The night belonged to Alt Group, which scooped up six gold pins, four silver pins, three bronze pins and a coveted purple pin, recognising its designs for Auckland arts organisation Studio One Toi Tū (formerly Artstation). The studio was also host to one hell of an after party.
People will recognise the work of Coats Design from the aisles of their local supermarket and logos of their local retailers. It’s responsible for wrapping design around the products of big Kiwi names such as Michael Hill, Rodd & Gunn, Barker’s of Geraldine, and last year’s redesign of Hubbards cereal. And the man who kicked it all off was founder Rob Coats, who passed away on the weekend and is remembered fondly by his colleagues and contemporaries in the industry.