We recently had the huge privilege to work with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland on a very special project. The Goddard space flight center has “More than 50 Goddard spacecraft explore Earth and soar through the solar system, collecting observations to be parsed and studied by scientists around the world. Goddard’s missions support multiple scientific disciplines, including Earth science, solar science and the sun-Earth environment, planetary studies and astrophysics.” (https://www.nasa.gov/goddard)
For this project we were asked to design and create an interactive award. The award needed to relate to the scientific nature of the center and also be structurally sound for the next 10 years, as this was to be a perpetual award. After much research, we decided to design a rolling ball maze game. In total we created two awards, the Science award, which was based around our solar system, and the Engineering award, which was based around the satellite missions that have launched from the flight center. The rolling ball maze game has been designed for a space marble to roll around a maze, through and behind planets, stars and satellites and into the center of the award. The maze can be quite a feat considering the award stands at 23 inches tall!
Besides the interactive maze game in the center of the award, this award also features 3D laser etched timber details, engraveable plaques on the sides of the awards for the winning recipients and gold metallic mirror details to give the awards a retro arcade game feel.
Our clients were thrilled with the outcome and so were we! If you have an project that needs some creative flare, Contact us today to find out how we can help.
We were pleased to work with Yokohama again last year for another exciting GT3 Cup Challenge.
Staying within the Yokohama style we have designed in the past, we have incorporated materials and design elements based around the sleek but industrial nature of the brand. Utilising anodised aluminium, stainless steel dome bolts, and black japan stained timber, this piece portrays a strong yet elegant vibe. Each trophy displays the corresponding racetrack in an embossed silver mirror detail, as well as the white track name in the floating acrylic.
We love creating fresh looks that work within the same design style; we can’t wait to work with Yokohama again soon!
Whether it’s a single trophy, or a whole series, contact us today to organise your next project.
We were very lucky at the end of last year to be involved in a project that is all about supporting women! The Magic Millions racing women’s bonus is all about recognising women in racing and racehorse ownership amongst women. Now in its eighth year, this incentive is promoting the important roles played by women in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry. We were approached by the Magic Millions to design an iconic award that would represent the importance of the race.
These stunning trophies feature a mixture of electroplated metals in several types of finishes to create a beautifully unique 3D effect. The racehorse motif was designed around the main muscles a horse uses to gallop. These lines were also stylised to reflect the waves of the iconic Gold Coast beaches. The metals along with the cut out relief areas allow depth and movement in the piece.
The species of timber used in this piece grows native to the Gold Coast and also has a warm sandy tone to it. The timber has been laser etched which brings another tactile element to the award.
These elements combined create a sophisticated, 3D layered trophy, truly meant for a race winner.
Contact us today to discover how we can create a stunning trophy for your next event!
Photos shown below have been supplied by the Magic Millions, showcasing the Women’s Bonus Winner.
The Premier’s Awards for Excellence is an initiative of the Queensland Government to acknowledge the exemplary work by individuals and teams across the Queensland public sector. We had the amazing opportunity to design and produce these trophies for the Queensland government to present at their ceremony.
The design was based around the existing event brand collateral, in particular the multi-coloured star motif representing the different categories. It features acrylic printed elements that promote the award category and the winners. We’ve incorporated a South-east Queensland timber into this trophy. Where possible, we like to use timbers that are relevant to our client’s projects, especially for location specific events as it allows the winners to take a “part” of Queensland home with them.
Are you in need of a custom award? Contact us today and let us create something unique for your event.
Once again we have had the pleasure to work with Nautique on their 2019 international and domestic marketing awards. For this year’s awards, we have based the design around a custom 3D acrylic feature encased in a black stained timber. The 3D acrylics create the numbers “2019” to recognize the corresponding event year. The red acrylic on the black timber creates a nice contrast and allows the color to “pop”. Clear and chrome acrylics are also featured on this award to bring an industrial touch which ties into the mechanical nature of the Nautique brand.
Are you looking for a trophy to pack some punch? Contact us today to see how we can add depth to your next piece.
The Department of Housing and Public works have a number of divisions in which they recognise excellence. The ‘ROE’ Awards recognise people and companies within the community who are doing great things.
We were asked to incorporate some of the clients own materials in to this trophy. Our design team were able to feature the Department of Housing and Public works’ own stone. Pairing the stone with 30mm thick acrylic, adding laser etching in combination with UV Imaging , has resulted in a stylish and personalised trophy.
By incorporated a natural substrate such as stone, the awards each have their own personality.
The trophies came out looking awesome!
Feel free to reach out and discuss what we can incorporate in to your design.
We were lucky enough to work with Yokohama USA on another batch of awards at the end of last year. We’ve incorporated a strong mechanical presence into these awards as well as keeping a sleek overall look.
We have used clear acrylics to create a 3D design effect of the track map; the clear acrylics create an almost holographic look. The strong red and black colours dominant the award and tie directly back into the brand. We have used a black timber effect that allows the stark white track titles to ‘pop’. The award is finished off with stainless steel bolts and a silver mirror acrylic to mimic a chrome effect to bring an mechanical feel to the award.
Are you looking for something different for an upcoming event? Contact us today to see how we can help.
This special project was brought to us by the team over at Gilimbaa. It was created to be a part of a unique charity art exhibition and auction, with all proceeds going to Youngcare. Titled ‘CEX’, the project challenged members of Brisbane advertising’s community to transform an ordinary bowling pin into a work of art.
Gilimbaa is a full service creative agency specialising in strategic and connected communication. Gilimbaa means ‘today’ in the language of the Wakka Wakka people of Central Queensland. Gilimbaa is an organisation that believes in the; education, preservation and celebration of Indigenous culture and communities.
These are the custom awards created for the team over at Yokohama for the The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA. The Porsche Cup Challenge is a one-make racing series based in North America using Porsche 911 GT3s. It boasts the position as one of the largest of Porsche’s 20 single-make Cup Challenge series in the world. The series produces intense, exciting competition for semi-professional and aspiring professional drivers in the world’s most produced and iconic race car, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Racing is divided into two classes – Platinum Cup, featuring the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, which is based on the eighth (current) generation of the street car, and Gold Cup, featuring the 2014–2016 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, which is based on the seventh generation of the street car.
We love creating new and creative projects for clients. We also love when they love them so much that they come back for more! Here is the latest set of awards we created for the guys over at the WSL for this years Quicksilver and Boost Pro surfing competitions. The Quiksilver Pro is an event on the World Surf League. The event is held every year at Coolangatta in Queensland, Australia. Brazilian native Italo Ferreira took out the win for the mens comp and Caroline Marks took out the win in the womens (Boost Pro) comp.
We worked with our friends over at Nautique on these special awards for their 60th Annual Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament. The Masters is known throughout the world as the most prestigious watersports tournament. The event began in 1959 at Callaway Gardens (Georgia, USA) and is held annually. An invitation to compete in the Masters is universally considered an honour and an acknowledgement of achievement for reaching the pinnacle in a given watersports discipline – only the world’s most elite athletes compete at the Masters. So we were more than happy to create something for such a prestigious event. We used custom cut solid timber, combined with solid metals (creating our gold, silver and bronze), UV printed acrylic and laser etched details, these will surely live in pride of place on the mantelpiece.
To those that participated in the GC Marathon, our hats are off to you! We hope your legs have recovered by now and also hope that the recipients of these awards have found a special place in their home to commemorate their efforts on the day.