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Designworks reigns supreme
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In a year where the profession of design claims to have been devalued by the Super City logo competition, Designworks has bucked the trend and restored a bit of pride, taking out the Supreme Award at the 2010 Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards last night.

Awards/events
We heart Semi-Permanent
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Tickets to New Zealand’s premier design event, Semi-Permanent, go on sale from 24 May with a limited number of earlybird and deluxe VIP places up for grabs. And all will be relieved to know that passes include the legendary Semi-Permanent goodie bag and access to the after-party.

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Strategy gets best view for next episode of the Prentice
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Independent design and ad agency Strategy has snaffled Ogilvy New Zealand’s recently departed head of planning Michael Prentice. He will take up the role of group strategic director for the Auckland, Christchurch and Sydney offices and will also be general manager of the Christchurch office.

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Takapuna store impresses trendy cognoscenti
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Monocle magazine, a respected mouthpiece in the fields of design, trends, retail, art, pop-culture and politics, has published a list of the world’s 25 best retailers and Takapuna’s The Department Store has taken the number one spot.

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Logos-a-go-go take out Oscar
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Consider it your Monday morning brand warm-up. And tell your boss it’s solely for the purposes of market research. But try to wrangle 17-minutes to watch Logorama, the film featuring more than 2500 logos that recently took home an Oscar for best animated short.

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Methven showered with praise
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Methven, the New Zealand-owned designer, marketer and exporter of water and energy efficient bathroomware, has won a Red Dot Product Design Award at the 2010 competition in Germany for its Shower Infusions, a system that “transforms a daily shower into a luxurious, mood enhancing spa experience”, as can be seen from the reaction of this showering naked lady.

Opinion
What I Digged at Webstock
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Last week I was lucky enough to spend a day soaking up the latest digital wizardry at Webstock 2010. My plan was to get a better understanding of all things digital to help us do even better digital work.

News
Earth Hour gets creative
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New Zealand’s young and creative minds are being given the opportunity to get their eco-creative juices flowing as part of a competition by WWF New Zealand and Massey University.

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New appointments for Insight Creative
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Stephanie Gasperini

Following its recent acquisition of Wellington-based consultancy Origin Design, Insight Creative has promoted Stephanie Gasperini to the role of chief executive of its newly expanded business.

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Kapiti embraces intelligent design
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Kapiti Ice Cream is jumping on the pop-up ‘brandwagon’ this week and opening three temporary exhibitions around Auckland to showcase the best of New Zealand design and dish out a few of their creamy ‘pop-upsicles’ to wandering freegans.

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Alt Group lauded by typographical illuminati
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In news that will bring joy to the hearts of Kiwi font purists, Auckland design company Alt Group has picked up three Certificates of Typographic Excellence in the Type Directors Club TDC56 competition in New York.

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Montana embraces montañas for global push
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New design

A key component of Montana’s global marketing campaign will be released this month, as it places its new look Classics and Reserve ranges on international shelves, with new package designs that aim to reinforce the brand’s premium status.

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Alt Group covered in red dots
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Auckland multi-disciplinary design company Alt Group walked away from one of the design industry’s largest and most prestigious international competitions last week with four red dots and a red dot grand prix in their luggage. And it’s the first time a New Zealand design company has received this coveted prize.

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Open season at DNA
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DNA design have just launched the first issue of their new online publication Open, “a forum for exploring what’s happening in the evolving world of consumers”.

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Hit for six
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In our semi-non-regular (regular?) hexagonally-themed question and answer section devoted to helping you find out more about some of the Heppest Cats in the Kiwi marcomms industry, we go in for the probe with Nick Fracture.

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Battle of the bottles
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The StopPress towers have been inundated with new bottles of stuff recently. Which got us to thinking: what is New Zealand’s best looking bottle? Or New Zealand’s best looking label?

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Dow delivers deluxe design double
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Dow Design’s stated aim is to create desire through design and, if the inclusion of two of its recent campaigns in two illustrious publications is anything to go by, it’s succeeding.

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Bo, Selector
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AGM Publishing has launched a new online product resource, Selector.com, targeting the design, architecture and building industries.

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$1b boost for Progressive’s Countdown brand
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Impression of flagship store in Newtown, Wellywood

In the most drawn-out brand merger of recent times Progressive Enterprises is finally merging Woolworth’s and Foodtown brands into the more popular Countdown.

The company has also committed to investing $1 billion over five years in a major spruce up of 20 …