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Rebranding for AB Marine

Rebranding for AB Marine graphic

BIG took pleasure in rebranding the AB Marine with a simple, modern graphic. The new colours are striking, accompanied by a sleek logo device that emulates the style of boats of AB Marine’s clientele.


Advanced digital LEDs for Chorus sign

Advanced digital LEDs for Chorus sign graphic

BIG produced a sign to display the four colour blends of the Chorus brand identity from the top of their building, twenty storeys above Auckland’s CBD. Digital LEDs give us the ability to programme the colours with accuracy.


NZL60 refurbished and back on display

NZL60 refurbished and back on display graphic

Sir Stephen Tindall has taken the initiative of refurbishing the famous America’s Cup boat, NZL60, for the upcoming 36th America’s Cup event. BIG reproduced the boat livery that had been produced some twenty years ago.


Kiwi Commercial Cleaning vehicles

Kiwi Commercial Cleaning vehicles graphic

Kiwi Commercial Cleaning is a New Zealand owned and operated business with a strong focus on corporate social responsibility. The vehicles needed to represent their company slogan, “Cleaning with Meaning”, and reinforce their values of giving back to the community.


Golf carts for St John

Golf carts for St John graphic

EmergeNZ requested for us to brand a group of golf carts in St John hi-vis yellow. They also required logos and emergency strips. The carts are intended to be used as emergency vehicles during sporting events.


Event signage — Creating an atmosphere

Event signage — Creating an atmosphere graphic

The recently developed Westfield Newmarket Shopping Centre is home to Event’s brand new cinema complex. Our team produced a full wayfinding and retail signage package using a multitude of methods.


Suspended signage – Xero in on the illusion

Suspended signage – Xero in on the illusion graphic

Xero approached BIG with a unique signage request: A large construction of “suspended” signage above an atrium between two building structures. We jumped at the opportunity.


Bus wraps for Auckland Transport

Bus wraps for Auckland Transport graphic

With the advent of custom wrapping films for cars, it has opened the market up for other transportation modes. We wrapped a bus for Auckland Transport, from the red City Link to the vibrant lime green Inner Link.


Emirates Team New Zealand AC75 – the best boat yet

Emirates Team New Zealand AC75 – the best boat yet graphic

Emirates Team New Zealand christened their first AC75 “Te Aihe” at their team base in the heart of the America’s Cup village in Auckland.


Catching attention with Honeywell’s illuminated sign

Catching attention with Honeywell’s illuminated sign graphic

When a building is exposed to 180,000 vehicles per day, it’s the ultimate canvas for brand exposure. Visible from the Auckland’s Victoria Park flyover, the Honeywell logo radiates with red four-block LEDs.


TVNZ 2 illuminated logo art

TVNZ 2 illuminated logo art graphic

TVNZ wanted to make their TVNZ 2 logo come to life, to bring excitement to interviews and be used as a promotional advertising tool. So, BIG engaged a network of talents to create 3D printed and illuminated logo art.


Blockbuster movie displays

Blockbuster movie displays graphic

EVENT Cinemas joined forces with BIG to set the scene for an exclusive client event, premiering The eagerly-awaited movies Toy Story 4 and Men in Black: International.


Emirates Team New Zealand base

Emirates Team New Zealand base graphic

The home for the Defenders of the America’s Cup 2021 is based at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. Big Ideas Group is proud to be an Official Supplier for signage. Take a look at the work completed so far!


The power of illuminated signs

The power of illuminated signs graphic

There’s no doubt that illuminated signs give a building the best street presence possible — day or night. Whether it’s for brand exposure or a location indicator, illuminated signs are a beacon for your business.


Signage for eateries at Auckland Airport

Signage for eateries at Auckland Airport graphic

If you’re planning international or domestic travel via Auckland, make sure you check out these two chic new eateries at Auckland Airport – Glamp Grounds and Gipsy Moth.


Helicopter Me – roadside plinth and more

Helicopter Me – roadside plinth and more graphic

The airbase at Mechanics Bay has been rebranded to Helicopter Me, with the main feature of a roadside plinth constructed at the front. The high visibility gives ultimate street exposure to the passing traffic.


Nautica office signage

Nautica office signage graphic

Nautica Shipping & Logistics have moved into a newly-developed building on Karangahape Road in Auckland. BIG produced three signs displaying the Nautica logo – all router cut for solidity and style.


QBE Insurance Sky Signage

QBE Insurance Sky Signage graphic

Large-scale illuminated logos create brand presence in a busy cityscape. QBE Insurance stands proudly above Queen Street with two clean, conspicuous, radiant logos.


Illuminated signage maintenance

Illuminated signage maintenance graphic

Illuminated signage gives your brand ultimate presence on the skyline – day and night. However, these signs need regular maintenance to function at full beam.


On board with our creative wall murals

On board with our creative wall murals graphic

Two super-sized wall murals for the Defence Force Navy Training Unit make a spectacular visual statement upon entry. The fitout itself is spectacular, now with an added creative twist of realism.


Concrete vinyl that sticks around

Concrete vinyl that sticks around graphic

Applying a decal to the irregular surface of a rough cast concrete wall and expecting it to hold may seem foolish, but we have the perfect product.


Reflective conformable vehicle wrap

Reflective conformable vehicle wrap graphic

Following Dying Art’s recent rebrand, this magnificent vehicle wrap was designed in-house by Big Ideas Group, and printed on conformable reflective film so that it appears to illuminate at night.


Starship Hospital interior design refresh

Starship Hospital interior design refresh graphic

BIG worked with DHW Lab to bring together Stage 1 of the Starship Hospital interior design refresh in the Outpatients Ward.


Illuminated sign innovation a Hit

Illuminated sign innovation a Hit graphic

The technology that gives us the ability to customise our world at a whim, also taketh away such power when the remote control is lost. Here is our solution.


Preparation techniques for a quality vehicle wrap

Preparation techniques for a quality vehicle wrap graphic

This full vehicle wrap was an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the innovative function of the JESANI® channels. Here, the sleek stainless steel design creates a clear separation between water overflow on marble and dry carpet.


A monster truck for BIG kids

A monster truck for BIG kids graphic

Believe it or not, this flamboyant, behemoth monster truck was once an ordinary white Ford Ranger! It has little kids (and big ones) quivering in their shoes with excitement. Let’s break down the transformation.


Auckland Transport signage

Auckland Transport signage graphic

When Auckland Transport moved into their new premises, previously housed by Vodafone, they needed ideas for the smartest methods to rebrand and give the building their own presence. With BIG’s strategic thinking, a stellar result was produced within a cost-conscious budget.


School information signs

School information signs graphic

Belmont Intermediate School wanted to update their appearance with modern roadside signage to provide information on current events and wayfinding for visitors to the school. BIG designed, fabricated and installed prominent wayfinding plinths including a practical new digital LED information screen at the entrance gate on one of the North Shore’s busiest roads.


Life Church illuminated sign

Life Church illuminated sign graphic

Life Church Manukau required an illuminated sign that would integrate well with the building’s architecture and proudly display their new brand design. Our solution was a flexi-face translucent sign at the grand size of 9 metres wide by 5.6 metres high.


Gym window graphics – One Five One Health Club

Gym window graphics – One Five One Health Club graphic

One Five One Health Club was looking for window graphics that incorporated a unique and vibrant print whilst also giving a discrete separation between a pool and workout area. The brief was to ensure that light could still enter the pool area but also gave a degree of privacy.


Being Site Safe

Being Site Safe graphic

With the growing importance of workplace health and safety, it’s imperative to me that my company is totally compliant both within our workplace and onsite at installations. We recently attended the necessary training courses to renew our certification as a Site Safe member.


Emirates Team New Zealand race boat

Emirates Team New Zealand race boat graphic

As a Kiwi business, we are extremely proud of our design, production and execution of the branding for Emirates Team New Zealand’s 50-ft catamaran.

Learn about our processes for this meticulous yet colossal project.


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.


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”.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 […]


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.


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!


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.


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.


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


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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