A Year in Awards
Welcome back to the Creative Awards London blog, bringing you the very best in awards and design. As the New Year hurtles towards us at breakneck speed we reflect on another busy year in a roundup of our top bespoke awards of the year. Amongst awards for the biggest brands and businesses in the world there are some smaller, lesser known companies whose awards are equally original and thought provoking. We have chosen 12 awards that best showcase this year’s designs and new approaches to traditional (and top secret) techniques that we use.
Based in the heart of London, a leading business approached Creative Awards London to create a custom award that would capture the spirit of this one-of-a-kind city. Drawing inspiration from the iconic landmarks and sights that festoon the city, the acrylic landmark award changes the concept of what an award is. Colourful, layered acrylic stencils create silhouettes of the landmarks in a modern, almost street art style, to stunning effect.
Designed in conjunction with the world famous office stationery and furniture company, the Bisley Acrylic Filing Cabinet represents a true triumph of design and engineering. The one-off special commission was produced over the course of two months and made entirely by hand. Adding an extra touch of magic, the additional detailing includes the Bisley logo and drawer handles.
Over 2 years of R&D resulted in the amazing Wood Fusion Award. What makes this award so special? Our research department worked tirelessly to be able to fuse acrylic and wood without destroying either of the materials. This top secret technique championed by Creative Awards London allows us to create these wonderful, organic awards that are truly unique. Each award captures and preserves the natural imperfections and beauty in the wood in optically clear acrylic. The column award can be customised with different tones of wood and various acrylic finishes that capture and transmit each brand and business.
Turn the amp up to 11 because this is one loud award. Commissioned by the totally rocking Heavy Music Awards, the bespoke award is big on attitude and even bigger on size. Celebrating the gods of the heavy metal world, the award was custom cut from a solid block of aluminium giving it a weighty, heavy feel perfect to capture the heavy riffs and sounds of the recipients. Finished with colourful vinyl graphics, the award was hand-engraved with the recipients, event and sponsors details.
For over 700 years the gryphon has been a powerful symbol of the city of London. Found across the financial and political centre of the city, the gryphon captures the history, pageantry and tradition of one of the most important cities in the world. Commissioned by the City of London Corporation, the bespoke award was hand carved and cast to capture the beautiful details of the beast. Featuring a hand painted St. George’s cross, this award is London personified.
Creative Awards London have worked with some of the biggest charities in the world over the past 40 years. Approached by the Teenage Cancer Trust we worked closely with famed comic book artist, designer and director Jamie Hewlett (of Gorillaz and Tank Girl fame) to produce this special award. Based on a unique and original design by Jamie, the handmade bespoke acrylic award features the winner’s details and is hand signed by none other than Roger Daltrey of The Who.
Not all heroes (or awards) wear capes but this one certainly does. A custom resin award, the superhero Award was made from a hand-modelled clay master from a 2D drawing supplied by our client. The incredibly detailed, life like figurine showcases just some of the many techniques we use to create something truly inspiring.
Simple, sleek and sophisticated the Triple Pyramid Award. Commissioned by a renowned travel and cultural organisation, the bespoke award is a minimalist design that perfectly captures the branding of the client. Made from hand polished metal, the custom cut metal body rests on a hand finished base.
Cool frosted aluminium meets warm, bright acrylic in this bespoke award for one of the world’s leading tech companies. Made from aircraft grade aluminium, the award features custom cast translucent acrylic. What makes this award so unique is that it can be customised to each client’s specifications to capture their brand and messaging.
A futuristic mixed media award commissioned to celebrate and reward the very best in emerging technologies. The custom cut acrylic body features high resolution graphics and hand cut metal numbers. We simply love the contrast of the deep, warming graphics and the clinical, soft silver of the metal.
Made from FSC-approved walnut, the hand cut and finished body is treated with natural oil to produce a deep, rich colour and finish.To add extra depth and tone to the award, black and gold aluminium is placed onto the body. Engraved and finished with custom graphics and lettering, the custom designed plaques create an on-brand award that is effective and clean.
We’re forever blowing bubbles, maybe more in beer than on a football terrace but this award is one of our favourites. Commissioned by Premier League club West Ham United, the Mark Noble award celebrates the local lad (born a stone's throw from the former home of West Ham United, Upton Park) reaching 400 appearances for the club. The sleek, contemporary award is a square glass column with hand engraved details and the iconic crossed hammers of the club.
Creative Awards London would like to thank all of our clients for their business this year. Each year, as we grow, we are proud to work with both big and small companies, local and international events to produce custom made trophies that inspire and delight. For more information on our awards contact our teams via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8159 2748 for a quotation or to discuss any ideas that you may have.