Guardian 200 Years
Oliver Agency
Rob Duncan:

In 2021, the Guardian turned 200, and the newspaper wanted to celebrate the milestone with existing readers whilst gaining new subscribers. Instead of celebrating past achievements, the Guardian chose to focus on what comes next.

The campaign uses very clever copywriting and juxtaposition of billboards — Obviously a copy led direction for a newspaper but definitely not obvious copy. Fantastic work by Oliver Agency who have structured themselves to exclusively design, build and run bespoke in-house agencies and marketing systems for brands. This must be a real challenge as a model but they are proving that it works by producing great work like this.

Chilly's – Dear Big Water
Uncommon
Lyam Bewry:

Campaign for Chilly's Bottles on World Refill Day by Uncommon that writes an open letter to some of the biggest water brands, specifically one's known to come in single-use plastic bottles.

Hiut Double Black
BWTIC
Jamie Ellul:

Love these thumb-stopping launch images for Hiut Denim from Welsh agency Bwtîc. Hiut Denim Co. is a small independent denim company based in Cardigan, Wales. Hiut only have only four launches each year.

Bwtîc created launch photography for their first launch of 2022; the ultimate Double-Black jean. Aiming to build intrigue and hint at the product specification; without giving too much away. Using the West Wales coastline Hiut calls home as the location – they created a teaser campaign where the jeans themselves can only be seen in the reflection of the water. The result is a surreal and surprising set of images that slowly reveal the product in the run up to launch.

Balenciaga and Gucci
Rob Duncan:

Gucci and Balenciaga joined forces to share their fashion ideas through 'The Hacker Project'. To promote this campaign graffiti was used to adorn the facias of 74 Balenciaga stores as well as bespoke shopping bags and limited edition products. Confusing and delighting shoppers while keeping security guards on their toes was a perfect, unexpected way of drawing attention to these iconic luxury brands.

Dog Specimen Bag
House Industries
Lyam Bewry:

With all the new type foundries and typefaces on the scene, House Industries latest specimen really captures the imagination unlike anything else.

Balenciaga 2022 Campaign
Pablo Rochat
Lyam Bewry:

A refreshing sense of humor used in Balenciaga’s 2022 “Year Of The Tiger" Campaign using surreal arrangements of people and objects. Art direction by Pablo Rochat.

Nike Air Shop
The New Company
Bob Young:

Beautifully alternative and charming work from The New Company for Airshop by Nike manages to feel both retro and progressive in its art direction. Airshop is a new initiative by Nike to feature and celebrate all of its air products into one place. The New Company were responsible for creating a flexible graphic language and art direction that ties together a wide variety of products into a cohesive environment.

Sydney New Year’s Eve
Garbett
Rob Duncan:

Garbett have designed a very clever system for NYE in Sydney. Delightfully, the brand name was contained in the word ‘SYDNEY’ — by swapping the positions of the N and E, they were able to reveal the acronym for New Year’s Eve. Beautifully complemented with an illustration style that feels modern and uniquely Australian, Garbett’s designs have been applied all across the city to ring in the new decade. Click here to see more of the project.