It goes without saying that we love music. The bard famously said (or wrote) “If music be the food of love, play on.” Over the last four decades we have been fortunate to work with some of the biggest music events in the UK and abroad producing awards that have graced the hands (and shelves) of some of the biggest names in music.
From the iconic NME Awards (designed by our director Steve), to the contemporary Q Awards, the literally and figuratively Heavy Music Awards and the spectacular Irish Country Music Awards, our experience in designing custom awards for music events is unrivalled.
We are particularly fond of music awards because music is close to the hearts of all of our staff. Many of our team have experience in the music industry in bands, as sound engineers and luthiers as well as rapping and even dancing. We simply can’t live without tunes. So, we were excited to be approached by Rocksound to help design and create their awards for their first ever Rocksound awards. Want to know how we did it? Carry on reading...
With Rocksound we felt it important to put the brand and name at the heart of the award. Rocksound’s logo, we think, is cool and impactful. With the logo as our starting point we developed an award that would allow the logo to be at the forefront and a design that would compliment, enhance and bring it to life.
For the first ever Rocksound awards it was important to create a design that would stand the test of time. After busying away designing, tweaking and improving our initial sketches we chose a traditional circular body as the starting point. From here we wanted to make the award physically imposing and decided to make the award larger, thicker and from solid aluminium to give it a substantial and satisfying feel. To add colour, we worked with a simple two-tone composition that interchanges on both the red bodied and brass bodied award.
The striking use of colour creates a visually appealing award and the warming brass contrasts nicely with the deep red. To add the finishing touch, the edges of the award were distorted into the peaks and troughs of a sound wave generated from the word Rocksound being expertly recorded by one of our team.
What made working with Rocksound special, aside from being an awesome team, is that they really leveraged the exposure and interest in their ceremony to assist in a tremendous cause. With the untimely passing of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Rocksound honoured his legacy by posthumously awarding him the Rocksound Icon Award. Whatsmore, for each sale of their magazine bundle, £1 is donated to the One More Light fund in memory of Chester.
The full list of winners:
Best International Breakthrough - Waterparks
Best British Breakthrough - Creeper
Best International Band - One OK Rock
Best British Band - Neck Deep
Power Of Music Award - The Maine
The Real Alternative - While She Sleeps
Album Of The Year - All Time Low
Artist Of The Year - PVRIS
Hall Of Fame Award - Fall Out Boy
The Rock Sound Icon - Chester Bennington
Looking for a custom award? For over 40 years we have been proud to work with the biggest names in the world and to produce thought provoking and original awards for household brands. Whether you have an existing idea that you want to see transformed into your own award or need a bit of inspiration from our talented teams, contact Creative Awards via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8159 2748 for a quotation or to discuss any ideas that you may have.