Fully Visualized: Branding Stories
A good visual identity makes a significant impact on the brand, making it memorable and evoking our imagination. A strong visual identity catches our eyes instantly and conveys a brand’s message right on the spot.
Fresh from the Field.
Walker Brothers kombucha by makebardo
This Fresh From The Field features bold packaging and identity design for Walker Brothers kombucha by makebardo.
New packaging release by makebardo.
Discovery Set. Better thinking through play.
The Cubelets Discovery Set is the perfect introduction to the world of Cubelets® robot blocks. Open a box of little robots that will intrigue, fascinate, and inspire builders for hours on end. A unique blend of hardware and software, Cubelets make it easier than ever to explore robotics, coding, and other big ideas.
AIGA— Eye on design
Is it a beer? Is it a juice? From the looks of these handsome cans, it might be a little bit of both. New Zealand design studio makebardo created a series of colorful cans for the Nashville-based brewer of high gravity kombucha, Walker Brothers. Animation by Eden Weingart
Aotearoa Design Dieline Success
by Nicole Arnett Phillips
Design Assembly extends our heartfelt congratulations to all the New Zealand winners and finalists for the 2019 Dieline Awards. The benchmark for impeccably designed packaging of consumer products, The Dieline Awards recognise the absolute best from designers and design agencies worldwide.
Architectural Logos contains a wonderful selection of logos, trademarks and symbols from around the world formed of architectural elements such as houses, buildings, windows, stairs and doors.
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.
Waitiri Beer Launch - Featuring The Black Seeds
After years of experimenting and planning we are pleased to announce the launch of Waitiri Lager, the fresh new beer from Cargo Brewery. Available to taste for the first time on Saturday 14th April during our launch event at Cargo Brewery, Gibbston Valley, Queenstown.
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.
Cargo Brewery Tasting Space
makebardo has designed together with Cargo Brewery the graphics for the new beer garden at Waitiri creek.
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.
Article about makebardo’s new branding for Remedial Massage, advanced therapists located in Queenstown, New Zealand.
TEK tote bags are now available at @the_empanada_kitchen This time the Mr.Emp meltdown graphic represents the global warming issue.
Color plays a significant role in design. It can make a design work more impressive, appealing and distinctive. For designer, it means the basic skill in combing colors.
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.
The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design & Typography
makebardo visited the Study Center this May 2018 in NY. We had the chance to have in our hands original sketches and magazines from Herb Lubalin.
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
Queenstown Airport Operations Centre
makebardo has been working very close to the Queenstown Airport team to develop the graphics/layout of this new building builded with containers.
This modern compendium of packaging design showcases a selection of the best work from around the world carried out in this field.
makebardo has designed not only the Brand Identity for PlantB, also this amazing container sitting at Queenstown Airport front courtyard.
Package & Design Magazine
With a history of 44 years, Package & Design is one of the most influential professional design magazines in China.
Inspo Finds Collection I
The Inspo Finds Collection I is a limited edition book for every creative's shelf, featuring 365 design pieces.
Design Assembly Posters Exhibition
Our poster series selected by Design Assembly. They’ve been part of the DA Poster Exhibition at Auckland & Christchurch, New Zealand.
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
The Waikato Independent
Two international Argentinian designers now based in Queenstown have told Spark Festival attendees never to get too comfortable in one place.
Best of the Best Designers Speak
Was a pleasure to be part at the Best of the Best Designers Speak at Auckland Art gallery.
This book invites expert engineers and designers to write about their experience and understanding of flexible packaging.
5 Minutes with makebardo
Ahead of the exciting Adobe Creative Jam event on February 16th, we grabbed a quick five minutes with Luis and Bren from Queenstown-based studio makebardo.
Color Code. Branding & identity
Color has the power to communicate feelings andemotions to an audience and to bring incredible power to a design.
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.
Adobe Creative Jam
Hear from local creative industry superstars including makebardo, and Material as they share their processes and projects.
Favourite Design 2016
The objective of Favourite Design is to promote quality design and increase the visibility of designers worldwide.
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.
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 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
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.
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'.
Looks at the future of green design, from environmentally conscious apparel to campaigns raising conservation awareness.
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.
Design Assembly Pub Quiz Identity
Invitation to design the Pub Quiz Poster and Banner Art Direction for the 2016 Pub Quiz in Wellington.
Art Residency Interview
Interview with Canal 180 about makebardo's art residency at 180 Creative Lab.
This time the artists from makebardo disembark from this group in Weart Festival - New Media bringing us a custom installation for this festival.
A5 Magazine Interview
Through art as a documentary language we want to bring universal concerns, we want the viewer to get involved in front of our work
Through experimentation with unusual techniques we will explore different paths to wake up the creation.
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.
Packaging, a matter of seconds. Introducing makebardo case study: Cargo Brewery. Queenstown Graphic Design, transforming concepts into powerful brands.
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.
Pack You Workshop
makebardo’s workshop in Brisbane. 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!
We have been invited to participate with the packaging for The Empanada Kitchen, Zamora and Little Balena.
Computer Arts Magazine
Interview with makebardo about what are we doing to make packaging design sustainable. Computer Arts is the magazine for people who believe design matters.
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.
We are what we eat
Linking the eating habits with the essence of each person. The way we choose to eat reflects the way we are. An illustration of the micro worlds, the intimate act of eating.
Visuals for Mac DeMarco in his worldwide tour at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.
Puma Urban Art Festival
Collection of 3 frames by Bren Imboden at Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires.
We have been invited to participate with our visual identities for The Empanada Kitchen and Atidomingos.
Atrapado was born from the union of the technical sketches of an Architect and from a fantasy character of an Illustrator.
Graffiti For Peace
From all of the questions that makebardo make themselves, they reveal through a graffiti the origin of the peace icon.
Stop Motion with Becky & Joe
Collaboration for the stop motion workshop with the makebardo tetrahedrons at Portugal.
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.
Documentary Art Mapping
Preparing mapping and music set up with Nuno Alves from Canal180 for makebardo installation.
makebardo’s collaboration with the photographer Miguel Oliveira for 180 Creative Lab at Portugal.
Chois Gallery Magazine
The best Graphic Design. Vol#31 Shanghai, China.
We have been invited to participate with the branding for Rentlogics and LightSpeed.
Cinema a la Fresc
The City Council in Barcelona made an event during the summer. makebardo’s installation was a 5.000 lumens projector with a wide projection behind the jazz band as a mapping.
Mapping installation by makebardo _ Blow Factory over plastic creates for the Werkit Parties in Barcelona.
180 Creative Lab Collaboration
Short Film Collaboration with the artist Boris Hoppek for his filming project at Portugal.
Sunglasses by makebardo
Workshop by makebardo at the Plataforma de las Artes y la Creatividad in Guimarães, Portugal: Hiro Murai, Joaquin Mora and Maria Monica
makebardo has been invited to be a Portfolio Review Leader at the NAB Building in Melbourne, Australia
We have been invited to Bike Friendly to participate with an illustration from Bren Imboden. Is a publication that mixes different styles and trends of the contemporary visual arts.
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.
We have been invited to A5 magazine to participate with an illustration from Bren Imboden.
Modern Heraldry Crests & Shields
We have been invited to participate with our logo for The Empanada Kitchen.
We have been published with an illustration of Bren Imboden as one of the best illustrations in Latin America.