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Asia-Pacific Design No. 14 As one of the most authoritative professional design yearbooks in Asia-Pacific region, APD is a spectacular “best of” compilation featuring the highest-profile graphic design and providing an invaluable resource guide for those wishing to understand the key elements of a successful project.
New FIDS at Queenstown Airport makebardo has been working with Wayne Stiven (Manager Technology, Queenstown Airport) and his team designing the new graphics for the internal flight information display system (FIDS) inside the airport.
Asia-Pacific Design Award makebardo has been selected in collaborative yearbook Asia-Pacific Design No. 13 as one of the most outstanding representatives of New Zealand. makebardo has been part of the Editorial Committee.
Queenstown Airport Infodesk makebardo is proud to present the new Infodesk designed for the Queenstown Airport. The design is inspired by the three intuitive and friendly lines which represents the core of the new wayfinding system concept.
Asia-Pacific Design No. 13 As one of the most authoritative professional design yearbooks in Asia-Pacific region, Asia-Pacific Design (APD in short) is a spectacular “best of” compilation featuring the highest-profile graphic design.
Los Logo 8 by Gestalten This book is the authoritative reference on contemporary logo design. As with previous editions of Gestalten’s indispensable Los Logos series, this expertly curated collection is both a guide to the latest innovations and a prognostication of coming trends.
Queenstown On the Grid We're pleased to announce that Queenstown is the first place of New Zealand to be launched as part of @onthegridcity We had the wonderful opportunity to curate a list of our beloved places and support local businesses.
Spark International Festival 2017 Spark International Festival of Music, Media, Arts & Design, is an annual celebration of contemporary arts, media, music and design bringing together creative minds from New Zealand and around the globe.
Design Industry Breakfast A Spark Festival tradition, the Design Industry Breakfast will see some of our design-focused presenters gather with other industry professionals, tutors and students alike to discuss past and present projects and to network over a delicious breakfast
First Things First! by Gestalten Creative outsiders and first-time founders are redefining what used to be called corporate design in a more holistic and playful way. A breath of fresh air from a new breed.
PAGE Magazine 04.2017 Recruiting in the design and digital sector article. Creatives look very closely at their potential employers today during the job search. We show how agencies can win talents - and the chances for applicants.
Brand Built 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.
Chois Gallery Magazine Vol 36 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.
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
Novum Magazine Very very proud to see our Queenstown Airport wayfinding system featured in the new issue of Novum Magazine World of Graphic Design. A huge thanks to the whole team of Novum Magazine for the article.
Posters Exhibition 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'.
The Design Kids Interview Interview between TDK and makebardo. The Design Kids bridges the gap between college students and professionals, in the Graphic Design industry. It's a giant resource to help you get inspired, get involved, and get hired!
Typography. Exploring the limits 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.
Eco Packaging Now This book will inspire both design creativity and reveal ways to help counter significant environmental issues facing the world today. makebardo is featured with the Little Balena case study.
Creative Lab Talk 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.
The Design Conference 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.
Dotted Visuals We have been invited to participate with the branding for The World Bar, Queenstown. The publication tries to illustrate the charm of dots by displaying brilliant graphic design projects from around the world.
Illustrative Branding We have been invited to participate with the branding for Zamora. Illustration tells stories. Going beyond a logo and meaningful palette, illustration adds layers that enrich a brand’s identity, granting it a vivid character to engage audience and be remembered.
Novum Magazine 04.15 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.
Favourite Design 2018 The objective of Favourite Design is to promote quality design and increase the visibility of designers worldwide. The Annual Book displays all design projects that have been selected throughout the year.