Friday, November 27, 2009

MAPS for Artists

MAPS for Artists is a support management service for artists involved with producing independent works at Brisbane Powerhouse and Metro Arts. MAPS is dedicated to helping raise the bar of Brisbane’s new creative works to an international standard. After the success of Lisa O’Neills ‘The Pipe Manager’ in November, it’s clear they are already reaching their goal. Due to MAPS helping hand for artists, Brisbanites are able to see more and more progressive and dynamic performances in our city - cheers to that!

We at Oblong had the rare opportunity to work with MAPS to create a new, easy to use website We have since become inspired by the range of works spawned by this innovative service and are looking forward to a provocative season of events in the new year.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Just rewards

Oblong had a pretty good showing at the 35th Annual 2009 Brisbane Advertising and Design (BAD) Awards recently, picking up two bronze awards for corporate identity and self-promotion.

Black Sheep Coffee won it for us in the corporate identity category. Their logo was designed to give them their own distinctive, cheeky personality in a traditionally cluttered and serious market. It’s worked well so far.

The other award was for our little Oblong ice cream truck do-it-yourself postcard model. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback for this piece and really enjoyed putting it together.

We love what we do, and it’s good to see that it’s reflected in the final product. Nice work, us!