Design & Illustration

Western Australia & Tasmanian Racing Womens Bonus

The Magic Millions Racing Women’s Bonus promotes and showcases women throughout the racing industry and the vital roles they play. This distinction, which has now been running for 9 years, has been an extremely successful initiative.

The Tasmanian and Western Australian trophies reflect this esteemed program, our design team wanted to create awards that were both strong and elegant. The piece was designed to utilise a variety of materials including a glossy rose gold mirror and an Australian native Eucalypt timber. A minimalist racehorse feature has been used as one of the heroes of the piece accompanied by a stylised racetrack shape. An elegant rose gold laser cut has been embedded into the base of the award, framing the laser etched award titles.

Contact us today to start designing your next trophy cabinet centerpiece.

The below photo is courtesy of the Magic Millions Facebook Page

City of Ryde - Citizen of the Year

We had the pleasure of working with The City of Ryde again this year on their Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards. These awards recognize outstanding accomplishments by individuals in the community who have excelled in their chosen field.

This years awards feature a fresh design, showcasing an Australian Native flower illustration. The printed acrylic panel floats above an Australian native hardwood timber, that features a laser etch in the center and down the edge of the award.

These elements combined highlight the essence of Australia; contact us today if you are interested in creating a meaningful memento for someone who deserves it!

The below photo is courtesy of the City of Ryde Facebook Page.

DES AWARDS

The department of Environment and Science recognises the enormous value a clean environment, innovative society and vibrant culture contributes to our lives. In order to promote and reward this initiative, The QLD Government grant annual DES Excellence Awards to deserving winners.

This year’s award features a layered timber and acrylic style trophy. The native Australian timber faceplate highlights all winning details, as well as the departments information. The windows within this plate showcase imagery supplied by the client, printed on to acrylic layers to add depth to the trophy.

Contact us today to promote your own initiative!

 

 

Nautique Series Champion

The World Wake Association held the Nautique Wakeboard World Championships in August of 2020 with great success. It was great to work on an event again with the crew at Nautique & the WWA after a crazy year of cancellations and unforeseen circumstances.

These Overall Series Champion Trophies are simple, yet striking and utilise a variety of techniques in order to create this impressive finished product. Using a Native hardwood for the base of this trophy means it will be long lasting and add a substantial weight to the award. The trophy has been accented with laser etched details and pops of the iconic Nautique red. The final touch was adding laser cut acrylic, to add additional depth and texture to the trophy.

Congratulations to the talented winners!

Contact us today to arrange your next champion trophy!

The photo’s below are courtesy of The World Wake Association Facebook Page.

 

Aquis Park Gold Coast - The TAB Wave Raceday

The TAB Wave and Aquis race days held annually at Aquis Park on the Gold Coast was once again a hit this year! The 2021 summer carnival horseracing event features a number of different races, showcasing the best of racing talent over two weekends.

This years awards once again pay homage to the Gold Coast culture, showcasing acrylic and timber surfboard silhouettes. Layers of timber have been mounted to the surfboards to reflect the waves lapping up onto the sand, whilst the clear acrylic symbolises the crystal clear gold coast water. The Aquis Gold Nugget & Aquis Gold Pearl awards include a resin encapsulated pearl and gold nugget in the center of the surfboard. These details create an interesting feature to contrast against the Australian timber elements.

These awards definitely steal the stage, Contact us today to create your next event trophies!

The below photos are courtesy of the Gold Coast Turf Club Facebook Page.

Granddad Jacks - Leather Whiskey Labels

Granddad Jack’s is the first Gold Coast based Craft Distillery in Australia, focusing their talents on creating small batch spirits and liqueurs. Their distillery has won multiple international awards for their signature gins and coffee liqueur. Their exclusive Bailiff Whiskey batches are all single barrel releases, making them all completely unique.

Due to the handcrafted nature of the whiskey, the team at Granddad Jack’s wanted a label to match these limited run releases. The bottle features a custom black leather label with laser-etched textural elements to showcase the brand. These tactile elements tie in nicely with the black hand waxed seal that encapsulates the bottle.

The outcome was modern and sophisticated. Contact us today to organise your custom branding!

Photo Credit to Granddad Jacks Craft Distillery (https://www.granddadjacks.com/)

Magic Millions 2021 Gold Coast Racing Womens Bonus

Successfully completing its ninth year, the Magic Millions women’s racing initiative has been a groundbreaking first for women within the horse racing industry. This accolade not only promotes racehorse ownership amongst women, but also highlights the imperative roles performed by females throughout the industry.

This years trophies were designed to reflect this prestigious initiative and showcase the sophistication shown throughout the carnival. Negative space has been left in the center of the award to create a light and airy gesture like the movement of a racehorse galloping when all their legs are completely off the ground. We designed this feature with the idiom, “run like the wind”, in mind.

We were able to utilise a variety of materials to create the desired effect. An aluminium inlay through the centre of these trophies creates an elegant and eye-catching feature. The silver horse motif has been broken down to resemble the different muscle groups of a horse. The use of deep mahogany coloured timber against the clear acrylic and silver elements make this trophy a distinct and high-end piece, perfect for all trophy cabinets.

Contact us today to start creating your next custom trophy!

 

Gold Coast Turf Club Trophy

We have been lucky enough to work with the Gold Coast Turf Club on multiple occasions, producing a range of different trophies and awards, for their horse racing events. We recently designed a perpetual trophy for the Gold Coast Cup race at the Royal Randwick racetrack in Sydney. A perpetual award allows the client to continue adding winners for years to come, which is a great way to honour a legacy event.

Our team used a mix of materials and techniques to bring this piece to life. Layered and printed acrylic reveals the Surfers Paradise skyline, with the blue ocean hues layered in the background. The blonde Australian timber has pattern details laser cut into the surface to reveal beautiful gold-mirrored embellishments glistening underneath. Gold plaques line the edges of the award to provide spaces for the yearly winners.

If you are after a trophy that can be updated year to year, contact us today to see how we can help!

Photo courtesy of the Gold Coast Turf Club Instagram account

Surf Life Saving South Australia - Hall of Fame

Surf Life Saving South Australia recently contacted us to redesign their Hall of Fame Awards. These newly updated awards will be proudly displayed at their headquarters for many years to come.

The pieces feature a real surf life saving cap, captured behind acrylic, and framed by Australian native timber. The laser cut wave details add depth to the piece, with the laser etching showcasing the award recipient. Our production team did an amazing job finishing this piece, creating a silky smooth timber finish.

Contact us today to see what kind of frame designs we can come up with for you!

The below image was taken by Surf Life Saving South Australia.

Amazon SaaS Awards 2020

We were honored to collaborate with Amazon on this project. Amazon Web Services SaaS Factory is the technical side of Amazon. It provides direct access to technical and business content, best practices, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for their clients.

When it came to design the award, we started off with a solid piece of American walnut milled to shape. We then chose to embellish custom laser cut pieces of maple, to give it a nice color contrast and to add depth. We then finalised the piece by laser etching the award details.

Have an upcoming event? Contact us today to find out how we can showcase your brand!

 

Aether Award 2020

We recently worked on an exciting project with Tributary Design studio to design and produce an award for one of their clients.

The award was designed around the 4 core values of the company with their logo being the centre-piece. The trophy begins with layers of printed acrylics in a variety of colors, in order to create a warm gradient effect. We then placed laser-etched timber on either side of the piece, introducing a softer, more organic feel.

Contact us today to find out how we can showcase your business!

Gilimbaa - Shell Fitout

We were recently approached by Gilimbaa to help with a creative fit out for one of the Shell offices. Gilimbaa are a Brisbane based company who specialise in strategic and connected communication design, for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This office fit out design allowed us to work with shapes and experiment on our machinery in ways we normally wouldn’t get the chance to.

These room signs were CNC Routed out of solid pieces of Tasmanian Oak, allowing beautiful blonde tones to be showcased through the final project. We were able to incorporate a rounded more natural edge to give the shape a more organic look. Laser etching was utilised for the text and imagery, which has reinforced the natural and flowing style of this project.

This was a really fun project for us to work on. We accomplished some great results and learnt some new techniques along the way!

Contact us today to find out how we can help fit out your office!

 

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