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New Zealand inspired Artesian Water packaging

Posted by rod - 11.08.2014

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If you think about New Zealand there will be a few that will pop into mind and perhaps one of them will be New Zealand’s nature, it’s pure and rawness. Marx Design used these assets to their advantage when they where asked to create a superior still and sparkling artesian water brand that would be sold in exclusive restaurants across China and New Zealand. As Marx Design descries, instead of going down the minimalistic design root they were inspired by the highly decorative nature of New Zealand’s historical stamps and early 19th century landscape art, romantic and heroic. The attention to detail is amazing from the beautiful cross hatching illustration to the decorative swirls that have a distinctive Kiwi feel and look to them.

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The story of New Zealand’s Matua winery

Posted by rod - 05.11.2013

The story of New Zealand’s Matua winery

The story of New Zealand’s Matua winery began with a vision by Bill and Ross Spence to revolutionise the New Zealnad wine Industry back in 1969. Now the winery produces 16 different wines from Souvignon Blanc to Chardonnay.

Matua means “head of the family” in Maori, and thus the logo symbol features a stylised tattooed Maori head. The word mark is a simple serif typeface which is slightly altered in the letter “A” to incorporate the Koru fern feature. This feature can be often see in Maori tattoos, art or even on the Air New Zealand symbol.

This simple but distinct Maori feature was also applied onto the quirky heading font which the winery uses for communication purposes.

New Zealand artist and graphic designer Greg Straight who we featured not long ago for is Chelsea Golden Syrup packaging, created the artwork which was used as wallpaper for point of sale and advertising materials on an international campaign.The story of New Zealand’s Matua wineryThe story of New Zealand’s Matua wineryThe story of New Zealand’s Matua wineryThe story of New Zealand’s Matua winery The story of New Zealand’s Matua wineryThe story of New Zealand’s Matua wineryThe story of New Zealand’s Matua winery The story of New Zealand’s Matua winery The story of New Zealand’s Matua winery

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New Zealand inspired illustration for Chelsea Golden Syrup

Posted by rod - 21.10.2013

New Zealand inspired illustration for Chelsea Golden Syrup

New Zealand sugar refinery, Chelsea Sugar commissioned Illustrator and design Greg Straight to produce a special edition New Zealand inspired illustration for their golden syrup. The illustration captures the pure nature and culture that surrounds the Chelsea factory.

If you like Greg’s style you should definitely check out the lovely 24 hours in.. illustrations for Qatar airways inflight magazine.

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Maori inspired water packaging design

Posted by rod - 19.08.2013

Graphic Design Student Shelby Corbella recently completed a Maori inspired water packaging called Takaroa. Takoroa is the freshest spring water straight from New Zealand. Named after the Maori god of water, Takaroa was inspired by the Maori culture an tribal totem designs.

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Maori Liquor packaging design

Posted by rod - 08.07.2013

One of the main and unique features of the Maori people are their tattoos. The distinctive tattoo designs were the inspirations for Sarah Surrette Maori Liquor packaging design.

“I chose to design a vodka that was inspired by the Maori culture of New Zealand. These indigenous people wear unique facial and body markings that are carved into the skin with chisels. The tattoo-like marks are symmetrical and elegant, and represent each member’s place in the social structure of the Maori society.

For the bottle, I developed a symmetrical pattern that I hand-etched and painted on the glass. The carrier also contains the pattern, but in a less obvious way in order to preserve the elegance of the bottle until opened by the consumer.”

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New Zealand post packaging design

Posted by rod - 31.10.2012

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New Zealand design agency Designworks developed both the simplified system and packaging design for the NZ Post Simplified Sending.

“The agency commissioned contemporary Maori artist Ngatai Taepa to created a series of illustrative artworks depicting Kaitiakitanga. The kaitiaki is a Maori symbol of guardianship – fitting for a business entrusted with objects of value and significance every day. Use of an iconic black & white colour scheme adds to the cultural resonance of the range.

The result is a clear sense of functionality, accessibility and distinctiveness. The illustrative detail offers an unusual contrast to the utilitarian postal aesthetic – the illustrative and typographic combination and layout neatly mirrors that of a postage stamp, cleverly communicating the combined box and delivery tariff.”

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Maori Legends carved in light

Posted by rod - 16.10.2012

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Discover New Zealand’s Maori Legends that come alive through Click suite’s fantastic light installation. After more than 130 years away, Mataatua Wharenui – New Zealand‘s most travelled Māori meeting house – has been returned to the Ngāti Awa tribe.

“We wanted something that brought the carvings and the stories they represent to life without overpowering them. Click Suite went over and above our expectations, achieving a great mix of old and new, while enhancing people’s understanding of this unique wharenui. Jeremy Gardiner, CEO, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa

When visitors enter the meeting house they are treated to stories about Maori legends – yet done a way they have never experienced before – thanks to the melding of ancient carvings and modern technology. We created “Hiko” (legends in light) – digital carvings which bring alive the stories contained in the house – whilst still being deeply respectful of the space itself. To do that we used video mapping technology to trace part of the interior of the grand Wharenui, onto which we projected imagery and animation.

As part of the experience visitors watch a unique show unfold with light, animation and shadow puppets. These techniques work in unison to highlight the mastery of the carvings, illustrating Ngāti Awa legends and transfixing the visitor in a soundscape of traditional instruments, effects and a master story-teller. The Digital Carvings are a complementary enhancement to the main attraction, which is the Whare itself. We think that the result speaks for itself in the words of the many visitors to Mataatua…”

 

 

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New Zealand tourism posters

Posted by rod - 24.09.2012

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Drift of into the land of Maori warriors, beautiful valleys and pristine islands with these vintage tourism posters of New Zealand. These vintage posters were designed during 1920’s and 1960’s and can be bought here.

Here are 5 tourism posters which you should check out:

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All blacks Air New Zealand

Posted by rod - 02.05.2012

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Three of New Zealands national identities are Air New Zealand, the silver fern and New Zealands All blacks rugby team. Combining the three and you’ll get a Black Air New New Zealand 777-300ER plane overlaid with New Zealands’s distinctive silver fern.

Air New Zealand unveils livery of its newest Boeing 777-300ER, the world’s largest commercially operated aircraft to be painted all black, touching down in New Zealand for the first time today at Auckland International Airport.

The aircraft’s all black paint job is overlaid with a design featuring New Zealand’s distinctive silver fern that extends across the rear of the aircraft up to its tail. The paint job was extremely complex requiring 14 expert painters at Boeing working in shifts 24 hours a day to get the job done. Painting of the aircraft is part of Air New Zealand’s sponsorship of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union and the World Champion All Blacks rugby team.

The Designworks design team went through some 30-35 initial concepts, using the blank plane as a canvas. The design was anchored around the concept of a visual signature that would truly ‘fly the flag’ for our nation’s carrier.  For this reason the silver fern was chosen, for both its iconic nature and simplicity as well as for being an integral part of New Zealand’s national identity. The original black plane designs were created for Air New Zealand’s A320 planes, which were then later translated to the 777-300 model.”

Make sure to see the All Blacks New Zealand packaging.

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All Blacks New Zealand packaging

Posted by rod - 23.04.2012

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In 2011 The New Zealand All Blacks rugby team won the World cup, congratulations. Because of their great achievement Adidas asked The Art Box Collection to develop a present for the All Blacks players and 40 partners.

70 personalized and individual boxes inspired by New Zealand‘s Maori art were created by Alex Sun, Richard Langg and Max Kuehne, together with New Zealand’s mako-artist Rangi Kipa who laser etched Maori Moko designs into the unique cherrywood box. The doors can be pushed open into 4 directions and generate 4 different mokos. Inside the box, personalized Sennheiser headphones and an individualised book are found – each covered with the original material of the famous black jersey. The rest of the book tells the story of a 12-year long partnership – building on Pride, Passion and Partnership.

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Native fragrance UNITY Collection

Posted by rod - 08.11.2011

Native fragrance UNITY Collection packaging design

New Zealand based perfume brand Native commissioned STO Flanconnage to produce its custom designed bottles. The design of the right Native bottle “One Desire” is inspired by a traditional Maori pattern and the left bottle “One Dream” is inspired by Polynesia patterns design. Both bottles are earthy brown and have the brand name screen printed in an intensely tone of Yellow.

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Air New Zealand New Uniform Fabric Design

Posted by rod - 21.09.2011

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Saatchi & Saatchi created the fabric designs for Air New Zealand‘s New Uniform. Inspired by bright colours and traditional Kiwi patterns the uniforms definitely stand out from their more conservative competitors.

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1974 Commonwealth Games New Zealand

Posted by rod - 06.09.2011

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The visual identity for the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand was designed by Wellington designer Colin Simon. The logo is simple clean and has so much to say. Colin came up with the concept whilst playing around with the numbers 7 and 4. Having design the year of the games in such a way they also represent NZ (New Zealand). But thats not all, the colours and shape represent the union jack and coincidentally and ‘x’ depicting the 10th commonwealth games. via designassembly

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Kiwi anatomy t-shirt

Posted by rod - 17.08.2011

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This is a great t-shirt for all Kiwi lovers. The concept is similar to the 2009 Yo Sushi advertising campaign which takes a look at the inside of things. I especially love that the bird and the fruit have the same name.

Reading up on the name on Wikipedia is says that in the 1950s the fruit got renamed for export marketing reasons to Melonette but then got renamed again by New Zealand exporters to Kiwifruit. The name “kiwifruit” comes from the kiwi — a brown flightless bird and New Zealand’s national symbol. Kiwi is also a colloquial name for the New Zealand people.

Designed by Will McDonald

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Te Koko – New Zealand wine label design

Posted by rod - 03.08.2011

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Wine Producer Cloudy Bay is bringing a legend to life with its premium Sauvignon Blanc, Te Koko. Cloudy Bay asked New Zealand based design agency “Strategy” to design the Te Koko wine label, packaging, website and promotion material.

The agency got inspired by the rich heritage of the area, telling the story of legendary explorer Kupe with a pattern representing the ripples left by his canoe.

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Cricket World Cup 2015 logo

Posted by rod - 18.04.2011

Cricket World Cup 2015 Logo

FutureBrand designed the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 logo which is being hosted in New Zealand and Australia. The brand identity was developed with the two countries’ indigenous cultures in mind.
FutureBrand collaborated with the Jumbana Group and the Maori Tohora to reflect the richness and authenticity of the local cultures. The Maori part of the logo symbolises toughness, pride and tribal culture) and Aboriginal journey tracks (symbolising the spirit of the land).

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NZ type

Posted by rod - 12.04.2011

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New Zealand born graphic designer & Art Director Graeme Oford created a font that pay’s tribute to his home country NZ. Each letter features a piece of New Zealand such as the Kiwi in the letter T or the traditional tiki in the letter B.

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Sing Print by Walter Hansen

Posted by rod - 08.02.2011

If you love design, the Maori language and birds from New Zealand then this poster  should appeal to you. These limited edition of 75 prints called “Sing Print” were created by Wellington designer Walter Hansen and are all numbered and signed by him. Get your copy here.

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