CREATIVE Hotshop Award Winner
Design By Pidgeon awarded winner in the design category of the annual CREATIVE Hotshop Awards.
Now in its seventh year, the CREATIVE Hotshop Awards is recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand's most distinguished platforms for uncovering and celebrating the region's best professional creative work. The awards reward agencies, designers, production and photography studios that are producing clever, unique and effective solutions for their clients.
Design By Pidgeon were awarded the winner in the design category for their diverse body of work across the last year, as well as for their input and involvement within Australia's design scene.
Design By Pidgeon (DBP) has quickly built a reputation for creating stylised and unique design solutions for a range of commercial, cultural and not-for-profit clients.
The studio has established lasting relationships and worked to solve problems which the designers identify across a diverse range of disciplines. The work outcomes are both relevant and tailored and are underpinned by objective, ideas-driven generation.
Last year saw DBP create its most diverse body of work in 18 years of business. It saw a dramatic increase in web, signage and exhibition design along with a foray into the retail sector, all generated from a staff of 5.
Major projects were completed in the cultural sector, the most notable being the exhibition and collateral design for the ‘Now and When: Australian Urbanism’ Exhibition at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale which saw visitation up from 57,000 in 2008 to over 93,000 in 2010. Additional projects of note were completed for Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Museo Italiano Cultural Centre and Warlayriti Artists in Western Australia. David Pidgeon delivered a lecture for AGDA at Moorilla Estate on cultural branding in December.
The same year saw the completion of 7 years support as Principal Partner of Heide Museum of Modern Art, and resulted in assisting with the setup and recruitment of an inhouse design department.
The studio collected 13 AGDA awards across 9 different categories ranging from identity to publication, through to packaging and art direction.
David Pidgeon coordinated the Javier Mariscal lectures in Melbourne and Sydney for AGDA, he was also invited onto the AGIdeas Advisory Panel and again opened their studio doors for the AGIdeas Interact evening. David was also only one of 3 graphic designers selected to exhibit at the Design Museum Australia show at Shapiro Gallery in Sydney in February.
The studio’s commitment to typographic exploration resulted in a commission from the Design Museum in London to create one of 6 silkscreen posters for the Wim Crowel exhibition that opens on 30 March 2011. DBP’s work on ‘Now & When: Australian Urbanism’ will also be exhibited as part of the exhibition, illustrating the wide reaching influence of Wim’s work.