BIG’s unique neon sign

BIG’s unique neon sign graphic

BIG is always brainstorming and sharing innovative ideas and new methods for the usual way of doing things. An idea we’ve had brewing for a little while is a unique way of fabricating our new illuminated exterior sign. See what makes this sign different.

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Hereford Residences Wayfinding Signage

Hereford Residences Wayfinding Signage graphic

BIG was invited by Love & Co to design up wayfinding signage and apartment numbering for Hereford Residences, which are described as “a collection of truly bespoke and timeless lifestyle opportunities”.

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BIG Vehicle Fleet Addition

BIG Vehicle Fleet Addition graphic

Whenever we get a new company vehicle, you can bet it gets the royal treatment before it hits the streets! Our latest pick for our vehicle fleet is a 2017 Hyundai Tucson Elite – practical and smart-looking.

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The CAB lights up with Pride

The CAB lights up with Pride graphic

Property developers Love & Co were keen to show their support for Auckland’s Pride Festival by illuminating The CAB Apartments at Civic Quarter with giant LED floodlights projecting a magnificent colour transition up the 20 storey building.

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When a logo becomes a digital screen

When a logo becomes a digital screen graphic

Following the launch of their recently revamped brand, TVNZ came to us with an exciting request: ‘living’ signage with customisable colours and graphics. We designed and developed from scratch a unique signage system: a digital screen formed to the shape of the TVNZ circular icon, running on fully programmable LEDs.

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Big Pride

Big Pride graphic

Our VW Stretch made an appearance at the start of Auckland’s Pride Parade as a support vehicle to transfer special guests back and forth along K’ Rd.

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The CAB: Luxury Apartments right in the heart of Aotea Square

The CAB: Luxury Apartments right in the heart of Aotea Square graphic

The CAB is a stunning new luxury lifestyle apartment precinct that has been developed at Civic Quarter, in Auckland’s iconic former Auckland City Council building. With smart branding, luscious imagery and artistic interior design, The CAB integrates beautifully with the local creative culture.

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Spray Booth Maintenance

Spray Booth Maintenance graphic

Our spray booth is one of our workshop’s most useful features. We’ve got some hot new projects lined up so it’s important that our equipment is maintained regularly to ensure consistent, high-quality output.

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Maintaining your signwritten company vehicle

Maintaining your signwritten company vehicle graphic

Vehicle signage is the best bang for your advertising buck, and keeping graphics clean and well maintained will ensure the best return on your investment. Here is some advice for looking after your signwritten company vehicles, and insights on what to expect from your signage suppliers.

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TVNZ Meeting Room Signage

TVNZ Meeting Room Signage graphic

Clearly-defined meeting rooms are essential for the premises of any large corporation. With a large amount of staff and many visitors passing through, effective wayfinding is time-efficient and reduces confusion.

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Retirement Village window treatment

Retirement Village window treatment graphic

This Greenwich Garden Retirement Village window treatment – featuring flax, trees and native birds – was purposefully designed to allow privacy without completely blocking out natural light.

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Big vehicle fleet addition

Big vehicle fleet addition graphic

The behemoth Big Bob is the latest addition to our vehicle fleet – refurbished and rebranded – to be utilised as a nationwide signage transporter.

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Fleet signage

Fleet signage graphic

Vehicle signage is the optimal way to advertise your business, and will give you the best bang for buck, hands-down. If your company has a vehicle fleet, imagine the exposure of your brand through effectively designed, impactful signwriting.

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Give your vehicle a birthday

Give your vehicle a birthday graphic

A benefit of signwriting a vehicle is to cosmetically change its image, and keep up with your business’s continually evolving brand. So give it a birthday!

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Big Bite sign – Standing the test of time

Big Bite sign – Standing the test of time graphic

The Big Bite sign was hand-painted, besides the words “Bite” and “Lunchbar” which were cut from self-adhesive vinyl which had recently been introduced to the industry.

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Vinyl film: Achieving the gold standard

Vinyl film: Achieving the gold standard graphic

For BIG to to confidently specify leading products in the market for your projects, we need to do experimentation of our own. Our suppliers are constantly developing new products – such as vinyl film – which are then provided to the industry almost on a daily basis.

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Emirates Team NZ AC45 race graphics

Emirates Team NZ AC45 race graphics graphic

We are proud to reveal our latest collaboration with Emirates Team New Zealand: their AC45 development boat . This new boat livery gives ETNZ and its sponsors instant brand recognition, with sleek lines, dramatic angles and a bold, simple colour scheme.

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Decorative Dunnies: Toilet Signs

Decorative Dunnies: Toilet Signs graphic

Toilet signs are a necessary for compliance and convenience, but why not have fun with it. A creative injection, wildly themed, or just a clean & stylish.

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Windows of Opportunity

Windows of Opportunity graphic

Window decals serve their purpose for safety compliance and privacy requirements, but that doesn’t mean they need to be restricted to a basic frosted strip. Graphic treatment can extend brand theming, complement architectural design, and bring creativity to any workspace.

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Emerging Signage

Emerging Signage graphic

BIG lives nestled in the heart of Wairau, aka Advertising Alley. So how could we make our brand shout above the visual noise?

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Sanford boat branding

Sanford boat branding graphic

Our boys worked aboard the fishing vessel San Kawhia to apply the new Sanford boat branding for a news report featuring the new onboard cameras which monitor fishing quotas.

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Parex Retail Displays

Parex Retail Displays graphic

The shelving unit retail displays we have created for Parex to display Insinkerator and Schweigen products are sleek, stylish and visually effective, giving these brands the prominence they deserve.

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Massey University Roadside Plinth

Massey University Roadside Plinth graphic

Massey University is proud to reveal their new landmark roadside sign, a project two years in the making. A majestic steel framed sign, weighing in at approximately five tonnes, offers a backlit sign board with huge visibility both day and night.

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NZME. New Building Fitout

NZME. New Building Fitout graphic

BIG came on board early in the piece and worked closely with NZME.’s internal design team as they developed wild and outrageous creative concepts for their new building fitout.

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BIG’s new office fitout

BIG’s new office fitout graphic

We are loving our new purpose-built office fitout at 110 Wairau Rd, Wairau Valley. There is an injection of soul-tickling creativity around every corner.

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Baycorp office signage

Baycorp office signage graphic

Baycorp came to us with some ideas for rebranding office signage at the entrance to their building.  This was an interesting job because of the unusual wall design.  Not a problem for us though. Work had to be carried out after hours so our installers worked over the weekend.  The staff at Baycorp left Friday […]

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Creating Memorable Business Signs

Creating Memorable Business Signs graphic

The purpose of advertising is to increase the public’s awareness of you. What better way than through good signage?
Most business signs are well-proportioned, carefully balanced, tastefully drawn and perfectly color-coordinated. In other words, utterly predictable and effectively invisible.

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Big Ideas Group’s new home

Big Ideas Group’s new home graphic

We are excited to announce that Big Ideas Group is moving to a new purpose-built workplace!

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Questions about fonts

Questions about fonts graphic

This handy blog will answer pretty much all your questions about fonts. Why are they so important, how to avoid issues, how to outline a font, etc.

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The Ten Commandments of Retail – including signage

The Ten Commandments of Retail – including signage graphic

Download this handy ‘Ten Commandments of Retail’ Guide from Spaceworks.

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Les Mills get BIG when they need results!

Les Mills get BIG when they need results! graphic

Big Ideas have become an integral part of ensuring our brand, and everything it stands for… Thank you Ross and team for all the hard work you have put into delivering to our expectations time and time again” says Dione Forbes, Managing Director, Les Mills NZ Group

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Emirates Team New Zealand and BIG Innovation

Emirates Team New Zealand and BIG Innovation graphic

“Big Ideas have been an integral part of Emirates Team New Zealand design family for close to 20 years”, says Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton.

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