The Printovation Awards (GASAA’s annual awards) on the 24th September, was hosted by MC John Mangos entertaining a crowd of printers and creatives at Dockside, Darling Harbour. Watermarx Graphics was there, cheering on our colleagues and friends at the event.
With twice the number of entries from last year, the works on display for 2012 were impressive and exciting. Justus Magazine’s Issue 02 >> To Letterpress With Love claimed the winning prize in the Offset category. Printed by Ligare and, as some of you may already know, letterpress printed and embossed / debossed by us! Watermarx Graphics really enjoyed the opportunity with this project to be playful with the way we applied the patented & patent pending CLIQX technologies to letterpress printing, embossing and debossing throughout the magazine so that it could truly be a showcase of the possibilities of the craft.
Along with a very snazzy Half-Canadian ring bind, typography from our mate, Paul Nolan and designs from Melbourne’s Motherbird, Perth’s Studio Bomba, Sydney’s Mark Gowing and Queensland’s Peter Sexty Design, it’s quite a special piece. If you haven’t got your hands on one yet, jump onto that pronto at www.justusmagazine.com.au – as a tactile source of inspiration and ideas, it is a wonderful resource for any lover of print.
Congratulations to the team at Eleven Eleven Design for the win and to Spicer’s, Ligare, Tafeda and all the fantastic creative talents from across Australia who took part in Issue 02 of Justus Magazine. We were honoured to be involved and suspect this may just be the first of many more accolades to come!