Marcus King

April 18th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Marcus King was an artist and pioneering New Zealand graphic designer. Together with author and collector Peter Alsop, Gas collaborated on the design of a book to commemorate this iconic figure. Available here, the book is a celebration of a widely viewed but little known New Zealander. Man, the guy could draw. And paint. And design.

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Depot Book

January 3rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Sometimes you just get lucky. We’ve been lucky to work with some great clients – business owners with drive, vision, talent and humor. But to that Al Brown adds generosity. Last year we worked together on a book celebrating the Auckland restaurant Depot, published by Random house. Al’s one of those clients who pushes you to do your absolute best and he’s built a great team around him who share his vision for hospitality in NZ. We’re stoked to have worked on the restaurant, t shirts and now a book for Depot. Our tip: if you eat there sit at the back bench watching the kitchen with a glass of Duncan’s pinot noir. Order the oysters and the lamb ribs. The Depot book is out now and is available from all good bookshops or here.



Mad Men

September 24th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

You’d have to be mad to publish a book these days. At least that’s what we were told when working on the follow up book to Selling the Dream. But as people who are mad about design,  author Peter Alsop and Gas Project decided to work together again on Promoting Prosperity – the history of New Zealand advertising art. It charts the development of New Zealand’s adverting art from the very early days up until the 1960s, when TV and photography took the place of artists, painters and signwriters. Set for release in October 2013, the book contains the work of a great many unsung heroes in the art and design field, as well as 11 essays from some of our best media commentators. At nearly 440 pages, 3kg and a retail price of $79.95, it should win the Best Bang for Buck Award at next year’s Book Awards – if such a category existed of course. To see more of the book and pre-order a copy to get a 10% discount, head to the books dedicated website here.



Get Fresh

February 18th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

In 2012 Al brown published his 3rd solo book, Get Fresh. Based on the TV show of the same name, the book enabled Al to go deeper on each region and provider. With profiles on a number of talented growers and suppliers, the book also carries 3 recipes per region and also comes with a CD of music by up-and-coming New Zealand artists. Gas worked with Al from day one on the design and relished another opportunity to work with images from the talented Peter Young from Fisheye Films and Kieran Scott from, well, Kieran Scott. Get it while it’s fresh.

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Selling the Dream

July 29th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

400 pages. Over 900 images. Just a little something we’ve been working on for a couple of years. Published in September 2012. 


October 6th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Check your nearest bookseller for Al Brown’s latest book, Stoked. It’s been a big year for Al, with a tv show (Get Fresh – with some Gas-influenced typography), Depot in Federal St and this little number, coming in at over 300 pages. We’re ‘Stoked’ to have had the opportunity to have again worked with Al, Kieran Scott (surely one of NZ’s best photographers) and the folk at Random House. Stoked. Get it while its hot.

Guns and Utu

July 24th, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

Gas recently designed this cover for a new history book for Penguin by Matthew Wright. Font-du-jour is Berber.


May 24th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Gas are big Miyazaki fans. When we found this image we thought it was a European translation of one of his earlier films. It is, however, a French children’s story published soon after WWII. If you find a copy, well, you have my number….


April 28th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Brett McGregor was New Zealand’s first Masterchef. This is his first book and we were chuffed to be invited by Random House to put it together. Photos by Aaron McLean and Brett’s own holiday pics.

Hot Gossip

April 28th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

David Hartnell tells all in his new autobiography by Penguin. We tried to bring some old Hollywood glamour to the traditional bio format.