Best of the Best- Part I

It’s time again for New Zealand design’s premier prize, the Best Awards. I have so many favourites this year, I’ll do a two-parter. Here’s episode one of my faves from the finalist nominations.
(There’s generally much more to see on each project, so follow the links to get a bigger picture).

Deadly Ponies Brand (and a custom typeface, Duel) designed by Osborne Shiwan.
(Very cool side note: Osborne Shiwan Partner and Creative Director, Shabnam Shiwan, has been shoulder-tapped to represent NZ on the Global Young Guns jury this year – big big honour. She’s also one of a select group of creative leaders asked to provide mentorship by Womentor – an international leadership program for women in graphic design).

A very sexy leave-behind for photographer Troy Goodall, designed by Fuman.
Always a sucker for a perf.

Nice work by Studio South for our friends at Aalto Paint

Clean n’ contemporary brand work with an organic edge by Strategy Creative for The Brothers Green.
First time I’d heard of this NZ brand, created two brothers (see the titles on the business card!)

Jervois Apartments identity by Seachange.

Marx Design for Strangelove Lo Cal Sodas.

Motion Sickness have a few photographic campaigns nominated for Best Awards this year – these two shots gave me beautiful pause this morning.

Designworks turned the story of New Zealand Steel into an opus and their gutsy blue-collar workers into absolute fucking rockstars – see much more here.

Pepeha, a typeface by Anthony Hos / Designworks.  Used across the pepeha project – including the Pepeha.nz website where you can enter your own details of the people and places that are important to you, and download your own pepeha. Ka mau te wehi.

Real car crash survivors, real injuries. This poster series concept by Clemenger BBDO is so clever it actually makes me miss my days in the advertising industry. Sometimes, your ideas can make a difference.

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