October 6th, 2011 § Leave a Comment

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

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


May 24th, 2011 § Leave a Comment

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 § Leave a Comment

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 § Leave a Comment

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

What’s been cooking?

April 28th, 2011 § Leave a Comment

Three cooks, one Hollywood reporter and a lot of coffee later… some recently published work designed by Gas.

Brown Paper Bag

March 1st, 2011 § Leave a Comment

Here’s a project designed last year for Random House. The first idea (left) with the final cover on the right. A big thanks to Sorelle for helping with the last couple of design hurdles and a handy bit of Photoshop.

What’s on the shelf

February 25th, 2011 § 2 Comments

A selection of books currently on the Gas reading list. And a couple of bike mags too.

Generous to a fault

January 8th, 2011 § Leave a Comment

Maybe it’s because I was born in the South, but last year Random House asked me to design a book of recipes for Speights Brewery. Or maybe its because I’d work for beer. Thanks to Random for the brief, Aaron McLean for the great shots, and Maz for laying it all out while I was cycling around Europe. While I was doing that, someone else was designing a book about Pinot Noir. Now that would have been trouble.

Heck of a run

November 18th, 2010 § Leave a Comment

A cover recently completed for Random House. Bert Sutcliffe was a cricketing legend.

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