Gleam Team

February 10th, 2023 § 0 comments § permalink

Wanaka-based the Gleam Team came to Gas Project for a brand new identity. The logo is based on the two owners, and the ladder reflects the nature of their business – Wanaka has some large houses with equally impressively-scaled windows. We also designed their van livery – the swirls are roughly based on the movements of a squeegee. The van is also as clean as their windows – it’s fully electric. Go Team!

Love Chicken

February 10th, 2023 § 0 comments § permalink

Throwback Friday. A recent trip through Queenstown reminded me that Love Chicken does one of our favourite burgers. Which is just as well, because we designed the identity for the owner, Darren Love, as well as the mural inside. Love Chicken has been open a little while now and has established itself as THE place to get your chicken fix in the Central Lakes. They use organic Bostock Brothers chicken, and their sauces and salads are all made in-house. Another reason to cross the road…

Annual Report

August 29th, 2022 § 0 comments § permalink

Yes, annual reports are still a thing. We spent the 80s and 90s designing annual reports for large power companies, amongst others, and thought we’d seen the end of lining up rows of financial results in 7pt Franklin Gothic. However, when the MacDiarmid Institute came to us requesting a report that had only 5% pages of financials and 95% new science, we said ‘heck yeah’.

Science for a sustainable future

August 29th, 2022 § 0 comments § permalink

We’ve worked with the MacDiarmid Institute for a few years now, and am continually blown away by their discoveries in materials science. They are at the forefront in investigating cleaner and better ways for new materials to basically save the planet (think solar cell and waste water tech) as well as lessening our dependance on fossil fuels. In 2021 we created posters for a series of lectures that happened around the country, informing people in the provinces about the cutting edge of zero carbon tech and sustainable resource us – taking the message to the people.

Identity for a barrister

August 29th, 2022 § 0 comments § permalink

We’ve done a heap of identities for baristas, but not too many for barristers. This is a freshly minted logo and letterpress cards (by Magpie Press) for Sebastian Bisley, Barrister. The client’s love for brutalist architecture (heavy card stock and fonts) and high end mountain bikes (a bar – get it?) was the starting point for this non-traditional law identity.

Lazy Susan

March 13th, 2022 § 0 comments § permalink

Working on this book bought with it a series of emotions. While a great project to work on, with an enthusiastic client, there were moments of sadness looking at some of the businesses in here, and their operators, who have passed. People who changed the way we eat, who led Auckland (and NZ) out of the food wasteland that was dining in the 60s and early 70s. On the upside, there’s a focus in this book on the strong women, who worked in hospo through the 80s and 90s when kitchen life was real hard (it still is), but who also partied hard. Some good friends are featured in here, with period photography, interviews and some wonderful recipe illustrations by Kohl Tyler-Dunshea. Available now through the Lazy Susan website. Eat up.

Ophir Awesome – the website

March 7th, 2022 § 0 comments § permalink

One of the things about living in a small community is that often, if you want something done, you have to do it yourself, with the help of the rest of the village. That was the case with developing a website for Ophir, the small Central Otago settlement we call home. While the website was designed and built by Gas, large parts were researched and written by a number of folks in the village, with images, both historic and modern day, coming out of albums from others. It’s part of an ongoing project to document the town’s history and collect stories from some of the older residents before their memories become like us after a couple of jugs of pinot at Blacks pub.

When we first moved to Otago, friends would ask “why would you want to move there?”. Well, this site just might answer that question. Hit this link to visit the site, or hit the trail to visit the town.

Bordering on Miraculous

March 7th, 2022 § 0 comments § permalink

This is fourth book in the kōrero series from Massey press of ‘picture books for grownups’, we’ve designed. Gas worked with the very talented poet Lynley Edmeades and artist Saskia Leek to produce, what is to date, certainly the most colourful book so far. Available from good independent bookstores, or through the Massey Press website. Miraculous.

Mister D

March 7th, 2022 § 0 comments § permalink

Mister D Dining in Napier asked us to design some labels for their new range (of frankly, delicious) dressings. Taking our cues from the interior (which we also originally helped with), the oils come in three flavours / colour ways and are available from the restaurant.

Tipping Point

February 15th, 2022 § 0 comments § permalink

Al Brown and some of his winemaking friends joined forces to launch Tipping Point, a wine brand that not only supports charities close to Brown’s heart but also celebrate the regions. Constellation Wines approached us to help brand and label the new series. It’s always a pleasure working with Al, and being able to colab on a wine label was almost a dream brief. Parts of the design process, and most of the winemaking process was documented on video, here. Now available in supermarkets and wine stores, sales have exceeded expectations – always a good result. The wine tastes pretty good too.