Foot & Playsted crowned kings of Tassie print
Foot & Playsted has been crowned kings of Tasmanian print, taking out the Print Grand Diemen 2019 best of show award for the Amalgamation and Harmony book, winning the title at a glittering creative industries evening in Hobart.
The job beat out four other finalists for the best in show award, one from Flying Colours Group - Speciality Print, and three from Mercury Walsh.
The 2019 Diemen Awards, Tasmania’s creative industry awards, were held at the historic Long Gallery, Hobart on Saturday. Some 150 creatives from the print, design, advertising and digital sectors were at the event.
Major sponsors were Media Super, Agda, Fuji Xerox, PVCA, Southern Cross Austereo, Ball and Doggett, and Spicers.
Sam Dobie, chair of the awards event said, “Being one of the only opportunities for the Tasmanian creative industry to come together for a night, there was an air of celebration. There was also much discussion around the year’s work, and the opportunities going forward.
“As an awards body we are seeing more and more work blurring the boundaries of industry, and it is this collaboration that is producing the most striking and effective work in market. Naturally as a sector of creative thinkers and craftsmen, it should come as no surprise to the industry that by inviting different sectors to join the projects from the very beginning, you are guaranteed a better outcome.
“With our largest judging panel to date, the consensus was that Tasmania is producing work of exceptional quality, given the size of the industry and client budgets. What was pleasing to note is that the tide seems to turning on the notion that the State was not quite up to scratch, and we are seeing more and more work being created for the national and International market.”
Print Grand Diemen Award (best in category) winner and finalists:
- Amalgamation and Harmony, printed by Foot and Playsted - Book Printing
- Santorini, printed by Flying Colours Group - Speciality Print
- Project Huon Valley, printed by Mercury Walsh - Brochures/Leaflets/Newsletters
- Cave Animal of the Year by Mercury Walch - Embellishments
- Install a smoke alarm, by Mercury Walch - Embellishments
Am Appreciation Award went to Gary Nilsson from Mercury Walch for service to the Creative Industries.
Dobie said, “We also announced our partnership with Inclusive Innovations Tasmania, which will facilitate the development of a new inclusive creative internship, the placement of Jo Chivers as an inclusive member of the committee, and the creation of a new award for work created in the service of the inclusive space.”