Press: makebardo

Brand Built — Branding Buildings & their Builders
RHED Publishers

We are very proud to announce that we have been published with the works that we’ve done with: Approval Partners, Bourke Studio, Urbanscale and Prima at the this amazing book from RHED Publishers.

With the global boom of the property market, the branding of builders and buildings becomes crucial to remain competitive and stand out from the rest of the competition. 

‘Brand Built’ showcases the best of branding in the property industry. By categorizing them into “Buildings” and “Builders”, Brand Built aims to provide property developers, construction firms and interior design companies a comprehensive resource for inspiration and branding. 

More about the book here


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Chois Gallery Magazine. The best Graphic Design. Vol#36
Shanghai, China

We have been invited to participate with the branding for Edible Fair and the wayfinding project for Queenstown Airport.

Based in CA and Shanghai, Choi's Gallery started its journey with Gallery-the World' best graphics magazine. Over the past years, Choi's Gallery has fully committed itself to publishing design books and magazines, focusing on architecture, fashion, graphic design, interior design and product design.


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GSM Magazine Issue #8
BJ Ball Ltd
New Zealand & Australia

A huge thanks to Mhairi of BjBall Papers NZ for inviting us to participate with a full interview in GSM Magazine. 

GSM Magazine is all about inspiration for creative types in print. Each issue features awesome examples of graphic design from around Australia and NZ! In this 8 issue, GSM Magazine is thinking global! If you want to read the full article, please subscribe to the magazine 👉🏼here.

#bjball #gsmmagazine #press #queenstowndesign #makebardo


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Novum Magazine #12.16
Munich, German

Very very proud to see our @queenstownairport wayfinding system featured in the new issue of Novum Magazine World of Graphic Design. A huge thanks to the whole team of #novummagazine for the article.

Novum is the oldest design magazine in Europe. It was first published in 1924. Is a leading and influencial design magazine. Each month this bilingual journal (German/English) presents the very best in graphic design, illustration,photo-design, new media, corporate design, paper, packaging, advertising and typography. Novum also spotlights new talents and the latest trends. It presents a balanced mix of visions for the future and state-of-the-art-design – to inspire all creatives in the world of international graphic design and advertising.

See the whole project here


makebardo poster design

Design Assembly
Christchurch, New Zealand

makebardo has participated with an A0 poster for Design Assembly poster exhibition in Christchurch. Our quote on the poster: 'we do what we love to do because these things make us be'.

At the end of November, Design Assembly celebrated the end of the year and the start of summer at a series of events held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Nicola Devine, our wonderful DA Host in Christchurch, sent through these great shots from the Christchurch EOY party and poster exhibition…

More pics of the event here
Photos by Peanut Productions.


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Typography. Exploring the limits

Sandu Publishing
Guangzhou, China

We have been invited to participate with the packaging for The Empanada Kitchen, and Cargo Brewery.

Typography is the art and technique of designing and arranging type, to make texts readable and appealing and therefore a fundamental area of graphic design. "Typography" gathers a selection of the most creative design projects from all over the world ranging from branding, poster and packaging design to space design.


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Eco Packaging Now
Images Publishing, Australia
Project: Little Balena

Nowadays, the sales range of goods spans across the world. It is not difficult for us to drink Russian vodka in New Zealand or taste fruits from Brazil in Japan. So how do designers find ecological ways to design packaging strategies that protect the product while ensuring that the packaging is more sustainable and not harmful for environment?

This book will inspire both design creativity and reveal ways to help counter significant environmental issues facing the world today.

You can get the book here


Press: Caminos inspirados

Trimarchi Editions & Cynar
Mar del Plata, Argentina

Project: Las ideas no se matan
Collaboration: Voicot + makebardo

This book compiled hopeful decisions. People with inspiring paths. We divided it into 5 Sections: Life, roots, Couples, Social and Environment. For every one we choose projects that give their time to good causes, who work for and by the love, equality, the well-being of our planet and all who inhabit it.

Check it here.


Design Assembly Pub Quiz 2016

Wellington - Auckland, New Zealand

A massive thanks to Design Assembly for the invitation to design the Pub Quiz Poster and Banner Art Direction.

More about the event here.


Art Residency Interview

Guimarães, Portugal
Plataforma de las Artes y la Creatividad

Interview with Canal 180 about makebardo's art residency 180 Creative Lab.


Climax Installation

Barcelona, Spain

"This time the artists from makebardo disembark from this group in Weart Festival - New Media bringing us a custom installation for this festival. 

Under the name of Climax they propose the abstraction of this force completion by geometric volumes in constant tension through a mapping conceptually showing this stage"

Click here to see more


A5 Magazine Interview

Tel Aviv, Israel

“Through art as a documentary language we want to bring universal concerns, we want the viewer to get involved in front of our work, not just looking but rather taking part of it…”

Interview here


Workshop: makebardo

Canal 180 Workshop
Offline, Pure Experimentation
Guimarães, Portugal
Arts and Creativity Platform

Through experimentation with unusual techniques we will explore different paths to wake up the creation. 
4 Stages: Introduction, Production, Exhibition & exchange

* Includes a 'kit' to work.


Illustration Contest

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contest Tres Tintas
Technic: Stylograph, Digital
Size: 50 x 70 cm
Illustration by Bren Imboden.

Thanks to all the team from  Argentinería



Talk: makebardo

Creative Lab Talk
Documentary Art
Guimarães, Portugal
Arts & Creativity Platform

makebardo is a space of constant experimentation. Through art as a documentary language we want to bring closer universal concerns in a democratic way to everyone, from a sustainable and critical place.


Conversations: makebardo

Autumn Conversations by Design Assembly
New Zealand, Christchurch. Epic

This year’s series of speaker events explore food and beverage projects in graphic design. Each presenter will briefly introduce themselves, then talk about a singular project that relates to food and beverage. The project presentation will delve into the process and execution of the design, from rejected concepts through to the consideration of fine details in the design decisions.

'Packaging, a matter of seconds'
– Introducing makebardo
– Case Study: Cargo Brewery, design process behind the honest drop.
– Queenstown Graphic Design: transforming concepts into powerful brands.

Poster design by Ryan Romanes


Conference: makebardo

The Design Conference
Packaging, Branding & Illustration
Brisbane, Australia. Powerhouse

'To makebardo the best ideas have a clear message supported by a strong concept and a clean visual execution. In the creative process they research, analyse, discuss and experiment. Every detail is critical in order to achieve what they are looking for in each project. They are flexible, especially when projects allow them to innovate and evolve not only as professionals but also as human beings'

Text by Matthew Haynes, General from The Design Conference


Workshop: makebardo

Pack You Workshop
Jump to the 3 dimensions
Brisbane, Australia. Powerhouse

If you had to present yourself in one product, what would it be, and how would you do it? This workshop has places for only 20 lucky folks! Focusing on graphic design applied on packaging, overall it seeks to expand your self perspective and to develop a personalised creative process that enhances your style and creates content that sparks a dialogue with a larger audience.

Also we will share our secrets and manias, and we will give you tips so you can start your own adventure.