Recent Projects

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!

Nautique – Marketing Awards 2019

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.

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.

Botero – Chopping Boards

Last year we were lucky enough to help out with some laser etched promotional boards for Botero. We think the laser etching looks great against a classic timber finish.

The Botero logo seen here has been laser etched on to a variety of serving boards, to be sold within the Botero store. This technique allows us to stay within the natural style of the brand, while also remaining food safe. We believe these boards make wonderful gifts and further promote the business.

Botero Coffee Roasters are passionate about all things coffee & tea. Located in Maclean, NSW, they believe in collaborating with passionate and hard working people.

The boards look awesome, and also we just love their coffee!

Contact us today, we’d love to help with your next project!

Yokohama - HARD CHARGER GT3 Cup Challenge

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.

Gilimbaa - Grounded in Truth Custom Art Piece

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.

Botero - Coffee Roasters

Some artworks just work perfectly when laser etched, and the guys over at Botero Coffee Roasters have just one of those logos that looks great when imaged on to a nice timber.

The Botero family began in 2003 with Clarence Valley local Danny Young. A man with an eye for detail, a keen palate, and big ideas.
Together, with the help of his partner Jilly, they created what we now know as Botero. Today, they are still located in the Clarence Valley, collaborating & creating with a strong team of likeminded & passionate people to deliver the highest quality coffee and tea to their customers.

These outdoor signs will surely catch peoples eyes!

The Jefferson Palm Beach - Hand Over Books

These custom buckram wrapped hand over packs were created for the new owners of the beautiful units down at The Jefferson at Palm Beach. The design was to compliment the beach house aesthetics and think they look great. We incorporated Spot UV direct to the fabric with laser cut trays to fit custom booklets to fit inside and even included a laser etched USB with the Jefferson brand.

 

 

Spiritbuild Business cards

Our ability to work with lasers means we can do things with finer details. These natural hardwood timber business cards made from east coast blackbutt look great and match the aesthetic of the team over at Spirit Build.

 

Yokohama - The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA

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.

 

Hand crafted design solutions for forward thinking industries

Some of our valued clients

Ripcurl
Nautique
Monster Energy
ATPM
Gunnersen
Nasa
Lend Lease
McTavish
MCG
Chobani
RVCA
Pepsico
Olympus
John Holland
Stone & Wood
Uppercut
Village road show
Jetstar
Element
Thiess