May 17th, 2013 4:02 PM
Our Environments team recently completed an exciting new project for employees at Commonwealth Bank’s Melbourne call centre. Working in collaboration with Interior Designers Davenport Campbell, we were commissioned to animate the newly refurbished activity-based workplace, whilst inspiring and engaging with staff who are often working on intense, monotonous tasks.
The scope of work included signage and way-finding for the 7 level development, alongside super-sized environmental graphic backdrops that added a distinctly Melbourne identity to the
The concept involved visually breaking up the building’s floor plate by referencing urban-laneway culture in work zones compared to parklands and nature in the break-out spaces.
Working closely with New York based illustrator James Gulliver Hancock, we established sub-themes of work, rest and play to tell the everyday stories of the city’s inhabitants – but with a fantastical twist. Hidden pockets of quirky detail were incorporated at a micro-scale, as a cheeky nod to the city’s laneways where there is always something new to discover. A graphic language formed from iconic Melbourne architecture also helped embed the signage firmly into its location.
May 15th, 2013 12:52 PM
We are excited to see Prince Alfred Park Pool open this week in central Sydney, and it’s been a pleasure to work alongside Neeson Murcutt Architects and City Projects to see this landmark project come to life.
The redevelopment of the existing pool is part of a larger scheme that has seen enormous improvements to this area of the city, including the upgrade of the park and community facilities. The future implementation of a new trigeneration plant at the pool will allow the whole site to be taken off the energy grid – making it Sydney’s first self-powered pool.
We were commissioned to design environmental graphics and signage for the new swimming pool complex. Our contemporary designs set out to highlight the pool’s seriously sustainable initiatives, and the future installation of super-size tree-guards for the surrounding palm trees will provide an interpretive overlay, telling the story of the park’s rich history. Whilst external signage was subtly embedded into the park’s new meadow landscape, inside the pool we dialed up the visual impact, providing lively splashes of colour that reference the site’s circus heritage and the playfulness of water droplets.
May 10th, 2013 11:53 AM
de.Frost* is a free event held monthly in our studio, designed to stimulate creative thinking for our staff, clients and wider network.
Last night we had Adam Simpson lead an engaging conversation about intellectual property.
Register here to receive information about future events or drop us a line at email@example.com
May 07th, 2013 10:05 AM
Frost* is looking for an intern to join our Environments team for 8-12 weeks for a minimum of 3 days per week. We are looking for someone who likes to be challenged to exceed their best and who is determinedly creative.
The position reports to the Creative Director, Anthony Donovan and Environments Design Director and will be assisting in the creative delivery of projects in the Environments team. This includes supporting environmental designers with creative and design development and documentation, from project inception through to construction. Activities may include research and concept mock-ups, set up of creative presentations, assisting with final artwork and documentation under supervision (signage masterplan and message schedule updates, title blocks, draft specifications, transmittals, drawing codes, etc). Projects range from branding and environmental graphics, signage, wayfinding and exhibitions design.
Suitable for graduate or final year student with a keen interest in spatial design, architecture, interiors, signage and the built environment.
Requires experience in a range of software applications, including Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign. Skills in 3D drawing and renders (3D Studio Max and Sketch Up) desirable
Please send your resume and portfolio with the subject “Environments Intern” to firstname.lastname@example.org and do not hesitate to call T: 02 92804233 if you have any queries.
May 03rd, 2013 1:16 PM
In Desktop Magazine this month our work with the regional city of Broken Hill features in the perspectives section.
Perspectives is a regular feature where Desktop invites a studio and their client to discuss and unpack a project. This month Catriona Burgess, head of strategy at Frost*, speaks with Andrea Roberts, manager of community development at Broken Hill City Council, about our work with Broken Hill on their brand.