Design & Illustration

Magic Millions - Women's Bonus

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.

QLD Government – Premiers Awards for Excellence 2019

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.

Tesla Dash - Etch

Every now and again we get to do a cool, left of field passion project.

Our client came to us looking for a special memorial piece to be completed on the dashboard of his Tesla Car. He had a very specific design in mind; so with the help of our creative team we were able to reproduce his vision. The piece was etched on to a Tesla Model 3 wooden dash, and then reinstalled in to the car.

This was a unique project that showcased a beautiful message, an endeavour we were delighted to be involved in. Take a look below at some of the beautiful photos our client Ben has taken of his Tesla.

“A tremendous thank you to the entire Potato Press team for professionally & rapidly executing on such a delicate project. Incredibly accommodating and experienced, Rod & the crew know very well the process of turning a unique idea into reality. Looking forward to any excuse I might find to work with you guys again. Thankyou!” – Ben

Do you have a passion project that you would like us to look at? Contact us today!

QLD Government – Recognition of Excellence 2019

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.

Custom Timber Wedding Invites

Apart from our usual corporate projects we also love to create personalised items for small local clients like these custom wedding invitations.

Our clients were inspired by nature and wanted a rustic feel to be reflected in their invitations for their upcoming wedding. They also wanted to create something that would be a beautiful reminder on the fridge rather than the traditional paper invite, after all most invites are sent out months before the event.

For the main invitation, a locally sourced timber was printed and laser cut with an intricate floral filigree. A printed card with information on the event was placed on top of the invite to soften the overall look; these pieces were then bound together with a length of twine, to really tie back into the rustic vibe.

A beautiful outcome for a beautiful event, the clients were very happy with the unique outcome! If you would like some custom designed invitations for your special event, contact us today and see how we help!

 

 

Raw Espresso - Custom Wooden Bike Decal

Raw Espresso is a cafe located on the Gold Coast who serves up a great cup of coffee along with tasty fresh meals and juices. Working with them before on various custom projects, Raw Espresso turned to us again to create a custom wooden bike detail for their custom built bike! Isn’t it a beauty!

Using a stained timber, the shape laser cut and etched with retro typography. The finished look came out amazing in the darker timber and it stands out great against the bright blue bike!

If this has sparked an idea in your head and would love us to help you out with your custom project, contact us today to see how we can create something unique for you!

 

Youi Custom Acrylic Awards

Youi is a leading insurance company who prides itself on being one of the most competitive insurers in the business. They get to know its customers and their lifestyle to provide them with a great price and real savings.

At the end of last year Youi requested us to create a collection of trophies for their upcoming Core Business Values Awards, recognising the achievements of their employees.

Using black, white and clear acrylic, the trophies were pieced together layer by layer and also included some acrylic elements that were adhered to the surfaces for a 3D effect through the layers. We love the sharp contrast between the black and white acrylic in these trophies.

Have an upcoming awards ceremony and want a unique and custom award? Contact us to see how we can help bring a creative feature to your upcoming event!

 

Blue Heron Motel - Custom Wooden Key Tags

Located in Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast, the Blue Heron Motel offers a great stay for all kinds of travellers being so central to the many tourist attractions the Gold Coast has to offer.

To give life to the newly renovated motel, the owners contacted us to create some key tags that had a bit more of a modern tropical feel then your average plastic room key. Using an Australian native timber we printed the logo and other information on one side then flipped them over to etch in the room numbers and palm leaf pattern.

We love the simple but effective outcome of these, it will hopefully be something their guests will admire! If you are looking at having some custom yet functional promotional products made for your local business, contact us today to see how we can help out!

 

Hurley Custom POS

Hurley is an internationally recognised surf apparel brand who aim to create products to enhance and make your experience in the water fun. Endorsed by bands such as Blink-182 and All Time Low the brand also sponsors many events and athletes around the world.

For Hurley’s latest point-of-sale marketing campaign we created a simple design to be rolled out in stores across Australia. The signs are a combination of black board, laser cut white acrylic letters and black metal stands. These stands are viewed from both sides and really encompass the sleek and clean essence of the Hurley brand. The best thing about this signage is that the main “Hurley” part of the signage can be updated with special sale offers, different logos or even photos depending on the season or style the brand wants to roll out. The options are endless, which makes these signs a long-term signage solution.

If you have an upcoming store opening or would just like to update some point-of-sale marketing displays in your store, contact us today to see how we can create some custom designs for you!

The Mad Hueys Custom POS Display

Based in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast QLD, The Mad Hueys is a fishing crew, who love to fish, surf and drink beer and with their name they have created an apparel brand that is sold globally.

To create some point-of-sale display stands, the team at The Mad Hueys contacted us to help out. They needed something that would be placed on a table and can be easily moved, assembled and dismantled. So we created a system of acrylic inserts, the middles with a different image on both sides and the front and back pieces to have the logos. These would then insert into wooden bases for an easy install!

If your brand is looking into having some custom made POS created, contact us today to see how we can create something special for your company!

mad hueys point of sale pos timber acrylic marketing

mad hueys point of sale pos timber acrylic marketing

mad hueys point of sale pos timber acrylic marketing

mad hueys point of sale pos timber acrylic marketing

mad hueys point of sale pos timber acrylic marketing

mad hueys point of sale pos timber acrylic marketing

Connect Custom Timber & Acrylic Awards

Connect Macquarie Park & North Ryde is a not-for-profit organisation managed by representatives from the City of Ryde, Transport for NSW and Connect members. They oversee the implementation of objectives to create efficient transport within Macquarie Park and North Ryde in a sustainable way.

Connect recently approached us to create some awards for an upcoming event to commend businesses that have excelled in the areas of transportation.

Choosing to run with our signature layered style trophy with acrylic and timber pieces, the acrylic was printed with different elements to create a 3D effect and also incorporated their colours and symbols for each category. The awards were then finished off with a timber plaque and laser etched details.

Love our style and would like to have a custom creation made for your upcoming awards? Contact us today to see how we can help!

connect timber acrylic layered awards trophy

connect timber acrylic layered awards trophy

connect timber acrylic layered awards trophy

River City - Custom Laser Cut Christmas Cards

Well it is that time of year again and what better way to celebrate than producing some laser cut Christmas cards.

This is a previous job we did for River City Solutions in Brisbane. We designed, Printed and Laser cut these custom cards for them to send out to their clients. The layering turned out great and the intricate detail that we can get from our laser is always amazing.

The guys were stoked with the final product and so were we!

Hand crafted design solutions for forward thinking industries

Some of our valued clients

Chobani
Gunnersen
RVCA
Australian Government
Jetstar
John Holland
Village road show
McTavish
Amazon
Queensland Rail
Element
Dreamworld
Jetpilot
Alpha flight services
Quiksilver
Lend Lease
Ripcurl
CGF
MCG
Nike