A video campaign to sell milk? In film noir? With slam poetry? Bold – which is precisely why Jonny Kofoed and Assembly didn’t back down when creating a campaign for Fonterra’s Anchor milk brand. He talks us through the campaign after picking up a Purple Pin for the effort at last year’s Best Design Awards.
Auckland-based Inhouse was brought on board to revitalise the Steinlager brand as they launched a new offering – Tokyo Dry. Simple, right? Not quite.
From a dairy-centric slam poetry film to a high-tech scale that scans RFID chips in farm animals, to a new government website combatting cyber-crime, to an exhibition space housing Aotearoa’s iconic constitutional documents, the best in New Zealand Design for 2017 has been revealed.
Rave reviews, impressive sales, celebrity endorsements, a Purple Pin at the Best Awards … The Wool Runner from Allbirds has tapped into the growing desire for ‘anonymous luxury’ and is riding a wave of popularity. But it’s no overnight success. In the presence of about seven years’ worth of prototypes, co-founder Tim Brown and designer Jamie McLellan tell Ben Fahy about the long and winding road they had to travel to bring their vision to life.