2016 Melbourne Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design


Key Dates

5 May 2016 - Standard Deadline
16 June 2016 - Judging & Ratings
29 June 2016 - Rating Closes
30 June 2016 - Winners Announced
27 July 2016 - Awards Presentation
1 September 2016 - DESIGN SUMMIT

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

This award celebrates creativity and innovation in the traditional or digital visual representation of ideas and messages. Consideration given to clarity of communication and the matching information style to audience.

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Nominations in Category

Sutton Tools product range redesign - Sutton Tools

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

Sutton Tools is a market-leading brand in the power tool accessory category, approaching its centennial year in 2017. It’s users are ‘doers’ who focus on making things happen with precision and drive. With over 20,000 individual items Sutton’s breadth and depth of range is a clear asset. With the intention to modernise and consolidate the branding, a solution needed to be found for the following challenges: - Introduce a market-changing system for tool categorisation and selection - Get the tradie in-and-out of the shop in record time, reducing down-time and increasing profit - Unify brand message across breadth of range - Increase brand recognition and loyalty with new audiences Read on to find out how this project not only met but exceeded all expectations…

Zero Gradi - Gradi Group / Falinc

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

- Silver

Falinc was engaged by Gradi Group (owner of established restaurants at Crown Casino, Lygon Street and Essendon Melbourne) to create the brand for Zero Gradi, a new gelato business. The new brand needed to work across independent gelateria shops to be rolled out nationally, as well as incorporated into the existing Gradi restaurants.

Enquire Within - Enquire Within / Principle Design

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

- Silver

Our vibrant environmental graphics for pop-up restaurant Enquire Within incorporate illustration and typography to entertain and intrigue customers. A ‘Where’s Wally’ influenced feature mural, board games embedded in tables and bold, humorous illustrations reflect the restaurant’s unconventional approach to traditional recipes and invite customers to explore the space.

Chinese New Year - Hoyne

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

- Silver

Chinese New Year was approaching and Hoyne wanted to mark the occasion with clients and industry partners. It was also an opportunity to showcase our creativity through a different medium.

Aradena - KPG Property Group / tomorrow

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

What does the hipster suburb of Northcote have in common with Aradena, a small village on the island of Crete? The answer is not much, but finding common ground between these polar opposites was exactly what we had to establish for this boutique apartment development.

CostaFox - CostaFox Developments / tomorrow

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

- Gold

The coming together of two of the most well known and respected names in Melbourne property development. Who wouldn't want to be involved in creating their identity and branding?

Australian Unity Icons - Australian Unity / Bellman.

Graphic Design - Illustration and Type

- Silver

As part of a brand reinvigoration with Australian Unity, we came up with a suite of fun, way-finding illustrations to help users navigate the sometimes confusing world of Independent and Assisted living. With the shared goal of reinventing the traditional approach to this department, we worked closely with Australian Unity to create a large library of respectful, invigorating, realistic and authentic depictions of the Australian Unity lifestyle.

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