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.

Bourgie Hall 10th Anniversary
Paprika
Rob Duncan:

A super elegant and well crafted campaign by Paprika in Montreal, combines musical instruments and the number 10. Black and white photography along with a muted color palette and strong typography has resulted in a very striking and probably very cost effective solution.

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.

Theatre Royal, Sydney
Christopher Doyle and Co.
Rob Duncan:

A clever symbol, a crown motif extracted from Nervi’s ceiling design, sits at the centre of the identity, intrinsically linking the architecture of the theatre, its name, and its location on King St. Perfect location and perfect copywriting as well.

Antigen
Paul Garbett
Rob Duncan:

A series exploring the vernacular of the ubiquitous Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs), Canvasses were made to the proportions of the testing units.

Postered
Folk
Rob Duncan:

Folk release a series of posters every year depicting an event for each month. Jan: Hawaii missile alert. Feb: Florida school shooting. March: Former Russian spies fall ill. April: Mark Zuckerberg appears before the Senate’s Commerce & Judiciary committees. May: Trump breaks apart migrant families. June: Russia World Cup. July: Boys found in cave. August: Aretha Franklin dies. September: First Japanese tennis player wins Grand Slam. October: Italy Floods. November: Stan Lee dies.

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.

Busaba
Paul Belford Ltd.
Rob Duncan:

A wonderful identity, beautifully and cleverly crafted by Paul Belford Ltd. for a Thai restaurant. It’s been years since  I did some marbling. Perfectly representing the lovely spices being blended together. The logo, represents a flower, alluding to the fact that ‘Busaba’ can mean ‘flower’ in Thai. The petals of the flower logo are heart-shaped, drawing on two of the important philosophies that inform Busaba’s culture: ‘sookjai’ and ‘namjai’. ‘Sookjai’, meaning ‘happy heart’. Very tasty!