Big up to the designers

Behind the scenes

We were delighted to hear that this website was awarded not only a gold medal, but the Purple Pin in the interactive category at last Friday night's BeST awards.


The Purple Pin is given to a piece of design that 'raises the bar for New Zealand design', and while we at the Gallery have long felt that describes this site and the fantastic work done by its creators Sons & Co, it's extremely special to have that recognised in such an emphatic manner.

Friday was a great night for the Gallery. We also picked up a gold award in the editorial and books category for B.161 – the appropriately shiny Andrew Drummond issue created by long-term design partners Strategy – and a bronze in the same category for The Vault: Neil Pardington. A huge thanks and congratulations to everyone involved in all of these projects.

Check out the awards site here – http://bestawards.co.nz