DesignLabs Christmas Drinks

Last Thursday on November 27 saw our end of year Christmas party that we hold for all our clients to thank them for their support for the past year. It was a real success and a testament to how far we have come over the past couple of years.

We had such fantastic feedback from all our clients on the night, and most of them were quite amazed that little old us have such a vast range of clients, not to speak the quantity. On the night around 40 clients attended to an open bar and some of the tastiest nibbles (i.e. chicken popcorn, pork belly, prawn burgers and so much more) put on by The Grace Establishment on The Parade in Norwood (our neighbour).

A comment that kept being brought up on the night is that it’s rare for companies to take out their clients, usually a company takes out their staff, but we feel it’s more important and critical to the success of our business that we look after our clients. It’s our mission statement, our vision, it’s the reason we get up in the morning, we love what we do!

Some of the clients that attended were Adelaide Festival (we design all their marketing material for each festival on a yearly basis), Stratco (graphic design of brochures and trade books), City of Prospect (branding), City of Playford (graphic design), Top Tourist Parks (graphic design of all work) and Fork On Road (branding and web design).

We have had a successful year at DesignLab, in particular our new employee Raymond Carpozzi. Welcome Raymond!

Here’s to a even better 2015!

Merry Xmas from the team at DesignLab.

Adelaide Festival 2015 Program Launch

Last Thursday 16th October saw the launch of the program for the 2015 Adelaide Festival. The 30th Adelaide Festival program was unveiled with the full line-up presented by Artistic Director David Sefton, and we had front row seats.

This being our fourth year working with the Adelaide Festival we feel very privileged to be invited to the launch party, especially when we get a mention from CEO Karen Bryant in front off all government officials and the media at the VIP party before hand about our graphic design work.

As a nod to the very first Adelaide Festival poster, the artwork for the 2015 Adelaide Festival of Arts is an interpretation of the iconic ‘double A’ from 1960. This was designed and developed by Voice.

The 2015 Adelaide Festival features over 22 Australian premieres and exclusive events including the ambitious digital arts event Blinc, which will open the Festival on Friday 27th February 2015, and will continue every night of the festival for free. Artistic Director David Sefton says Blinc is the “most ambitious public art event the festival has ever presented”.

Danny Elfman, will be in Adelaide for his production Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, which is a showcase of some of the memorable scores he has composed for famour director Tim Burton which includes Batman, BeetlejuiceThe Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands. The concert will be held at the Entertainment Centre and will be performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Other highlights of the program include Unsound, Tommy: which is a radical jazz reimagining of The Who’s double album, Fela! The Concert: A concert version of the Broadway musical about Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti, Blow the Bloody Doors Off!!: instrumentalist Terry Edwards celebrates the music of the iconic Michael Caine film such as Alfie, The Italian Job and Get Carter.  Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: The US company makes their exclusive Australian debut and Bill Viola: The work of the American video artist will be presented across three venues, The Art Galley of SA, Queen’s Theatre and St Peter’s Cathedral.

The social photos above in the slider were taken by Tony Lewis and you can see more by clicking here at Indaily’s website.

SA Caravan & Camping Show

This year’s SA Caravan & Camping Show was a massive success, with a record crowds, a new Camping Kids Zone, Jayco Main Stage featuring The Drumming Monkeys topped off by perfect sunny Adelaide weather, what was there not to love!

We took a different direction with this years branding. We wanted the poster to create a sense of the typical Aussie holiday camping with family and friends.  We used a photo which was a brother and sister running on a jetty about to jump into the beach, and with tagline named ‘Your Aussie adventure starts here!’

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Adelaide Festival 2014 Launch Night

Last night saw the launch of Adelaide Festival 2014, and we were there enjoying ourselves after a tiring couple of months getting the booking guide plus all the signage ready for the night.

The theme of the poster is inspired by the 560 million year old fossils discovered in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges that represent earliest known complex organisms.

It was a huge success as Artistic Director David Sefton unleashed his eclectic program for 2014. Shows to watch out for are Roman Tragedies, Zorn in Oz, Green Porno featuring Isabelle Rossellini plus many more.

Click here to view the website to make a booking.

See you there in Feb 2014!

Adelaide-Festival-2014-Graphic-Design-Adelaide_blogAdelaide Festival 2014 poster

Adelaide-Festival-2014-Graphic-Design-Adelaide_blog-2Sneak peak inside

Adelaide-Festival-2014-Graphic-Design-Adelaide_blog-3Drink anyone?

Adelaide-Festival-2014-Graphic-Design-Adelaide_blog-4Proudly showing off the booking guide.

Adelaide-Festival-2014-Graphic-Design-Adelaide_blog-5 Festival CEO Karen Bryant and Premier Jay Weatherill unveil 2014’s posters.

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