Every year, the grandeur of Aquis Park comes alive as they host their esteemed Racing Industry Awards—an annual event that celebrates the season and awards those who have been outstanding in their field. With a longstanding partnership spanning several years, our collaboration with the Aquis Park team reached new heights as we embarked on a mission to create a fresh and captivating design for this esteemed occasion.
Breaking away from the customary horseshoe motif that had graced previous years, the team sought to infuse a touch of innovation while retaining a subtle nod to tradition. In response, our design team created this unique frame that featured a floral wreath pattern that was utilised in previous years. In the middle of the frame, a shining gold mirror showcased the laser-cut representation of the iconic horseshoe, symbolizing the elegance and strength of equestrian tradition.
We delicately etched the finely crafted text and logos into the native Australian timber, adding sophistication and a lasting touch to these prestigious awards. To make them even more special, we added a discreet yet practical d-ring on the reverse side, making it easy for recipients to proudly display their awards on the wall.
We loved creating this unique design for the team at Aquis Park! Contact us today to get started on your next custom project.
Photos courtesy of the Gold Coast Turf Club’s Facebook page.
The Indie Beer Awards shine a spotlight on the hardworking brewers all across Australia who pour their dedication into their craft. Our close partnership with the Independent Brewers Association led us to an exciting challenge: designing a fresh award for the 2023 event. The goal was clear – to create something classy and timeless while featuring the signature wheat element that defines the Indies.
Our solution was a blend of black stained timber and sleek black gloss laser-cut acrylic, forming an elegant award body. The event’s name and logo were laser printed onto a clear acrylic panel, held together with black mounts. To add a touch of luxury, we included a gold champion plate on the front of the award. This final detail brings a sense of prestige to the table, complementing the hard work that each brewer puts into their creations.
We loved creating this custom award for the 2023 Indies. Contact us today to get started on your next project!
The Yokohama Porsche Sprint Challenge annually ignites North America with its captivating semi-professional racing display. At the forefront are the renowned Porsche 991.2, 992 GT3, and 718 Cayman Clubsport GT4 cars, exuding power and precision.
We were tasked to create a standout trophy honoring race winners. The trophy itself embodies the race’s essence, housing a striking vector illustration that harmonizes a grandstand and racetrack in layered acrylic, creating a dynamic 3D effect.
Designed to resonate with Yokohama’s brand colours, a black stained timber body complements the centerpiece’s red hues. The iconic Yokohama logo finds its place on a black gloss acrylic badge, which was inset into the body of the trophy and seamlessly integrated through UV printing.
Our commitment to detailed craftsmanship shines through in every detail, as our skilled in-house joinery team refines the edges to perfection with a hand veneered finish. The industrial silver screw fixings pay homage to the racing world’s mechanics, while a silver badge adds a final note of sophistication.
We loved creating this unique trophy for Yokohama! Contact us to get started on your next custom design project.
The annual 1800m race, known as the Aquis Park TAB Wave Raceday, takes place against the stunning backdrop of the Gold Coast. Our services were recently engaged to craft an exceptional and bespoke trophy, tailored exclusively for this occasion, incorporating a distinctive wave motif as a key design element.
Our team expertly combined laser-cut acrylic components in captivating blue hues to create a wave feature in the centre of the trophy, creating a unique sense of depth. A silver mirror embellishment was added to accentuate its visual appeal and highlight the dynamic wave feature. The body of the trophy was hand veneered by out in-house joinery team, and was carefully shaped, giving it a polished and refined character. The race details were then laser etched onto the body of the trophy, with logos UV printed onto the acrylic centre of the trophy.
We loved creating the unique trophy! Contact us today to get started on your next custom project.
Photos courtesy of the Gold Coast Turf Club’s Facebook page.
The Queensland Government Reconciliation Awards are an esteemed annual event, dedicated to honoring outstanding collaborations and projects that propel reconciliation forward across businesses, community organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.
This year, we had the privilege of collaborating with the Queensland Government to craft a brand-new design for the 2023 awards. Drawing inspiration from the profound heritage of the land, we were provided with indigenous artwork from Gilimbaa, an Indigenous creative agency. This powerful and captivating artwork served as the foundation for our artistic journey.
The design team sought to create an award that would not only be a symbol of recognition but also a piece of art in its own right. We envisioned a design that embraced the essence of the indigenous artwork while infusing it with a sense of depth and dimension.
To bring this vision to life, selected a thoughtful blend of timber and acrylic—a meticulous combination that allowed us to artistically deconstruct the artwork into multiple layers, achieving a unique 3D effect.
The timber base became a canvas for innovation, laser-cut to mirror the lines and patterns of the artwork. The logos and text were laser-etched the onto the base, adding a touch of sophistication and personalization.
We loved creating this unique design for the Queensland Health 2023 Reconciliation awards! Contact us today to get started on your next custom project.
Photo courtesy of: https://womensagenda.com.au/business/2023-queensland-reconciliation-awards-recognises-six-inspiring-initiatives/
Introducing the Q22 Annual Race in Brisbane, renowned as the city’s second-richest race, boasting a remarkable $1.2 million prize. To honour this occasion, a one-of-a-kind trophy was created to celebrate the winners of the event.
Fashioned from walnut timber and a clear acrylic centrepiece, the award proudly displays a gold ‘Q,’ symbolising achievement and the race’s identity. The ‘Q’ motif elegantly merges racetrack contours with the letter’s form, embodying the spirit of this extraordinary occasion. The trophy’s base features coordinating gold mirror elements, ensuring unity and elegance. Laser-etched text and logos add a personalised touch to these awards.
At Potato Press, we’re passionate about crafting one-of-a-kind creations. The Q22 Annual Race Trophy embodies grace, speed, and perseverance, reflecting the essence of our craftsmanship. Reach out to us today to start your next custom project.
Photos Courtesy of Brisbane Racing Facebook page
Nautique is an industry leading American boat manufacturer that produces the very best waterski, wakeboard and wakesurf boats on the market.
One of our favourite long-standing U.S. clients, Nautique, contacted us once more to have a highly original and personalised piece made for their 2022 Dealers Awards. For the awards, we were challenged with developing a fresh look that reflected the features of their boats. We were able to base the design around the unique geometric pattern that features heavily throughout their vessels, from the speaker design, seat upholstery and faceted sides of the hull.
To develop these awards, our design team used a unique blend of materials and printing procedures. The body of the awards were made from black stained timber with features of spot gloss and UV embellishments. We designed and manufactured 3D geometric patterns to protrude out of the award face creating a unique look. A combination of black, gold, silver, and white brand colours were chosen for the various categories of awards.
We loved creating this unique design for Nautique! Contact us today to get started on your next custom design project.
NASA is an independent agency of the U.S. Federal Government responsible for the civil space program aeronautic research, and space research. Every year, NASA recognises the best contributions to the future of aerospace research with their software of the year award, invention of the year award and James Kerley Awards.
The team at NASA wanted to create two extremely unique trophies, with the nature of the awards being ‘innovation’.
For all of these awards, we used a combination of acrylic and layers of timber stacked upon each other to create a detailed 3D effect. On the James Kerley award, to create an even further sense of depth we included laser cut screen details to create a 3D tunnel to emphasise the portrait into the centre of the trophy, creating an eye-catching focal piece. To increase the longevity of the perpetual trophy, we included silver plaques to be etched yearly when new winners are announced.
We loved creating this fun and innovative trophy! Contact us today to get started on your next custom design project.
The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is an event which is held annually at the Gold Coast Racecourse each January. The total prize money for the day is a lucrative $11.75 million, with the 3YO Guineas offering $2 millions dollars of the total amount. We created this unique and eye-catching trophy for the winning owner, trainer and jockey of the race.
We decided to do something a little bit different for this prestigious race and crafted a unique sculptural base for the award out of hand veneered Australian hardwood and black acrylic ribbed sections. The focal piece of the award is the black anodised metal horse head on top of the award, designed in house by our creative team. The layers of metal and gold are broken down into layers to illustrate the powerful anatomy of a horse. Each of these awards took our team hours in production to hand craft and we are thrilled with the result.
We loved creating this eye-catching and unique trophy! Contact us today to get started on your next custom project.
The 2022 King of the Mountain race was part of a new inaugural race held in Toowoomba and is Queensland’s newest slot race. The race is a 1200m sprint and is worth $750,000 in prize money, with the winner receiving a wild card entry into the $1 millions Magic Millions QTIS race.
We were contacted to create this prestigious trophy for the race day, with a request to feature a piece of jewellery that was hand crafted by a local jeweller in Toowoomba. Hogan’s Family Jewellers presented us with the dazzling piece of jewellery to base the trophy design around, which included 18 carat gold and a diamond set crown.
After the jewellery piece was delivered to us, we got to work on the design phase of the trophy design, brainstorming concepts. We created this luxurious trophy to replicate the peaks of a mountain, using a combination of laser cut timbers and soft frosted white acrylics to create a modern, abstract mountain scape. We used a mixture of laser etched and gold text on the base of the trophy, to tie in with the gold of the jewellery feature piece.
We loved creating this unique and custom trophy based around an existing piece of jewellery. Contact us today to get started on your next custom project!