A ‘cut above’ in Cannes
June 23, 2012
We don’t like to toot our own horn, but we’d be lion if we said we weren’t over the moon that our Melbourne studio’s Wearhouse logo design picked up a coveted Silver Lion at the 2012 Cannes Lions.
A total of 79 entries were entered for Australia and we were the only Australian agency to land a Lion in any Design Lion category.
Our Brand Provocation Manager in Melbourne, Harley Augustine, was thrilled: “A global award of this magnitude is both extremely humbling and exciting, but the true partnership between ourselves and the client (VicUrban) to create something ‘a cut above’ for the local community of Dandenong was nothing short of inspiring. We love compelling stories and this one was a pleasure to help create and share.”
February 2, 2012
What a buzz. We scooped a First Place Golden Statuette at the International Mobius Awards for our redesign of Ann Summers’ Rampant Rabbit packaging.
Twenty-nine countries entered the awards, and we were one of only three UK agencies to win a First Place Statuette. Our Creative Director in London, Adam Ellis, was thrilled, “We couldn’t be happier. Our clients were brave and visionary from the very beginning, which helped us create something we’re really proud of.”
June 24, 2011
The bottom of the BT Tower is now a little bit greener thanks to our London office’s lovely new window decoration. Big thanks to Joe for meticulously arranging every one of those 18,247 leaves. (Click for bigger images)
JPS gets his OBE
June 22, 2011
Today our illustrious chairman, Jonathan Sands, received his OBE at an Investiture at Buckingham Palace for his outstanding services to the creative industry. The honour is so great that it nearly took the focus off his 50th birthday… nearly.
We’re all really proud of Jonathan’s achievements in the design industry and at Elmwood. He’s a former Chairman of the Design Business Association, a past member of the RSA and Yorkshire Arts Councils and last year he stepped down from his position as a council member of the Design Council after a ten-year stint, where he also chaired the Design Skills Advisory Panel. Jonathan was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science by Huddersfield University in 2002 for his contribution to the design industry, and the Leeds Media Profile Award in 2006 for promoting Leeds as a centre of excellence for design.
The designers are looking at new business card formats to fit three more initials.
April 15, 2011
It’s with a heavy heart that we wish a fond farewell to Elmwood’s favourite canine colleague, Mitch, who sadly passed away today at the grand old age of 17.
Mitch has been a regular in the Leeds studio (as well as numerous college visits and talks he’s invited himself along to) over the years, becoming loved by Elmwood staff and clients alike. He loved nothing more than letting out sneaky trumps under unsuspecting designers’ desks, or tearing to shreds any scamps that were foolishly left within his diminutive reach and disagreed with his very particular design sensibilities.
He will be remembered as a true character and member of the Elmwood family, and lives on as an integral part of the new Elmwood logo.
RIP Mitch the dog 1994 — 2011