Tis the season for awards, and Kiwi agencies have put in a more than respectable showing at the recent Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) Design Biennale Awards in Melbourne.
Open to creative studios internationally, the awards reward excellence in graphic design. This year, there were more than 1000 finalists.
Alt Group had a pretty outstanding result, winning a Pinnacle award in the Design Effectiveness category for its identity work on Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Plus it picked up a Judges’ Choice award for darling project The Social Kitchen as well as 18 AGDA awards for projects ranging from the identity for Box Café at the Edge to their identity design project for Auckland University Press.
Designworks also had a good run, and took out eight awards in total. Vue de Monde and Silver Fern Farms won in the identity category, Monteiths Single Source won for packaging and Bank of Melbourne received an award in the print design category.
Klim Type Foundry nabbed seven awards, including a Judge's Choice honour for Pitch, while Sons & Co had seven for projects including MahiFX, Crane Brothers and Silo Theatre, and a Pinnacle for Image Mechanics.
And let's not forget our own Studio magazine, which also picked up an AGDA for its second issue.
Who are your favourites of the winners? Let us know in the comments (and if we missed any New Zealand winners, we want to know).