We were super excited to work with the Magic Millions Carnival this year. Attracting global attention, this race meeting is one of the top 10 richest in the world!
The trophies that we designed for the Country Cup highlight the prestige that comes with winning the event. The elements featured within this trophy include gold mirror acrylic and timber, which have both been laser cut and etched. Another cool feature is the blue aluminium used in the shadow of the horse head. This was achieved using a process called anodisation, which gives the metal a very rich colour.
These elements come together to create a sophisticated and unique trophy, fit for a Magic Millions race win. We love how these trophies turned out, and hope to do more projects like this in the future!
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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.
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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!
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San Fernando Farms are a Californian family owned business, which specialise in making 100% Pure Organic Honey amongst other organically grown produce. To give their brand a point of difference, we worked with the owners to create hexagon shaped jar lids that correlate back to the logo and the nature of a beehive.
The lids are constructed from a solid hardwood timber that comes in varying honey-like tones. We branded the lid with a tactile laser etched logo on top. As the laser burns the logo into the timber, this ensures no matter how many hands have opened the jar, the logo will still stay pristine. We then created some custom labels for the jar to add some colour and contrast to the timber.
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Mosaic Property Group reached out to us recently regarding the production of some new sample boards for their latest showroom. These sample boards are used to display interior and exterior finishes in upcoming developments. The design was configured around the idea that these boards would snuggly fit within their drawer system at the display suite and can be easily lifted out and put onto the counter top. With those requirements in mind our designers put together a fabulous concept, which brings life to a standard samples display.
Utilising our in house machinery we built custom trays out of solid Tasmanian Oak timber, featuring perfect mitred joints & easily accessible handles. The samples are arranged to fit within the box, and are bordered by an elegant white cover plate with printed titles that dictate what the sample is used for. These boards highlight the available finishes within the developments, whilst also containing them to manageable easy to use displays.
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The Sound Society is a free event, hosted by Brisbane City Council, which allows talented musicians to put on a show for the general public. Offering laid back tunes, on site food vendors, and plenty of space for a picnic rug, these events shouldn’t be missed!
This A-Frame has been designed to bring a new edge to and old classic. The timber and print combination allow for vibrant imagery yet give a soft more organic feel with the timber grain coming through. These are a great choice for events, cafes, restaurants, and businesses that want to advertise their services in an eye catching way.
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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 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.
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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.
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
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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.