Create Awards 2014: Print Commercial shortlist has been announced

Published:  July 28, 2014

Now in its 10th year, the 2014 Create Design Awards is celebrating the thin line between what makes design and what design makes. And twice a week, we will be announcing the shortlisted entries for each category. Today, it’s Print Commercial.

Sponsored by K.W.Doggett Fine Paper, this year’s shortlisted entrants for the Print Commercial category include QAGOMA Design, TrampolineBandACMI DesignStruck & SpinkPrinciple Design and RE.

The judges were looking for design excellence, execution of the brief, the power of the communication and innovative use of the print medium in production of the final piece. Entrants were invited to submit outstanding design for a printed project that adheres to a commercial brief, and may include posters, stationery, publications, advertising material and other print work.

The shortlisted entries are listed below. Head over to to see the images and rationales for each entry in full. CaiGuoQiang_MarketingMaterial_msherwood_Invitations_009 Studio: QAGOMA Design
Project: Cai Guo-Qiang invitations
Client: QAGOMA

“The minimalist design of this invitation suite gently echoes Cai Guo-Qiang’s Heritage artwork and is reminiscent of a reflective pool of water. The shiny, silver ReflectaKote finish creates a mirror in which the viewer can see their own reflection, encouraging meditative thought on their relationship both with the earth and with others…” Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth Exhibition publication Studio: QAGOMA Design
Project: Cai Guo-Qiang exhibition publication
Client: QAGOMA

“The exhibition’s themes of nature and spirituality was a focus in the design of this publication. The TouchMatt finish on the cover was chosen for its tactile feel, linking to the animals pictured, and the text and endpapers trimmed flush to case presents a clean silhouette…” NIMH-image-3-sean-hogan-rgb Studio: Trampoline
Project: Noise in My Head
Client: Melbourne Books

“Noise in My Head captures the music, performance, aesthetics and struggles of Australia’s most current innovative and significant underground musicians at the creative peak of their careers…” YIR_03 Studio: ACMI Design
Project: Year in Review 2012-2013
Client: Australian Centre for the Moving Image

“The Year in Review is the primary way that ACMI connect’s with key stakeholders, international peers, partners and supporters, sharing news of with those who’ve have helped ACMI to achieve and exceed it’s objectives…”

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Studio: Band
Project: Two Fold exhibition publication
Client: University of South Australia

“2013 marked the first year that the Architecture and Interior Architecture diploma program shared a graduate exhibition. We were engaged to create event graphics and the exhibition book. The name ‘Two Fold’ was developed not only to represent the notion of the two courses combining but also show how the two work side-by-side within the industry…”


Studio: Struck & Spink
Project: Light in Winter 2013
Client: Federation Square

“Light in Winter is Federation Square’s signature annual event, celebrating the winter solstice by drawing thousands of visitors to a unique event. In 2013 the key installation that inspired the design theme was The Helix Tree, a commissioned structure that responded to human voices (singing) by changing colour – creating a luminous and uplifting atmosphere…”


Studio: RE
Project: IAG Reconciliation Action Plan
Client: IAG

“In 2013 IAG became involved in Australia’s 500th Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – a commitment to recognising and solving inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. They believed that this was a real opportunity to convey a clear and achievable plan, whilst celebrating the lives and stories of Indigenous people…”


Studio: Principle Design
Project: McBride Charles Ryan publication
Client: McBride Charles Ryan

“One of Melbourne’s most celebrated architecture practices, McBride Charles Ryan required a publication that showcased their key projects to potential clientele in a way that was exciting and engaging. To achieve this, a cinematic approach to image treatment was used to create energetic page layouts…”

See the shortlisted entries for the Print Commercial category here.

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