The spirit of Ergo was born on the open roads among the world-class valleys and climbs of the Adelaide Hills. Rodeo devised the Ergo brand identity is the early days as David Parsons brought us the first Swift powered cycling studio in the CBD. As the wheels keep turning, the brand keeps working and now Ergo Studio has extended their offer into Ergo Active as they bring the same passion, energy and the spirit of the road into boardrooms and work places around the country.
Placemaking in Adelaide's BioMed City
The bridge project was an unsolicited tender Rodeo developed for Adelaide City Council and Renewal SA. We have a significant interest in the public realm because it ties cities together and is a potential joy and inspiration to all citizens. With more than 3.5 billion recently invested in Adelaides Bio-medical Precinct we observed that the bridge in the heart of the site presents a unique opportunity for transforming a merely functional passage into a work of public art. The concept includes relevant activations and interactions that are symbolic as a welcome, given the precincts broader role of revitalising neglected areas of the city.
Rodeo Wins two 2018 Good Design Awards®
The winners of Australia's Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House at the 60th Annual Good Design Awards Ceremony. Rodeo received a prestigious Good Design Award® Gold Winner for the Sydney Architecture Festival Brand Identity and a Good Design Award® Winner for the Government Architect New South Wales Brand Identity in the Communication Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
Renewal of the Repat
We recently developed vision for the redevelopment of the Repatriation General Hospital Precinct which was devised to shape future communications and the development of a masterplan for a world-class mixed-use health and wellbeing precinct. Great places don’t happen by chance, it is essential that design excellence is at the heart of the guiding principles to ensure positive project outcomes. Built in 1942 the Repeat has a strong heritage overlay and an ongoing association with veterans who served in WWII and subsequent conflicts.
In its 10th year the Sydney Architecture Festival is all about celebrating architecture and its role in peoples lives. We share common values with the NSW ARB and are very happy to be partners for this years festival. We created the identity and the ‘Future Impending’ positioning for the festival, along with other communications that interface with industry, stakeholders and the public.
Working together with our clients from the very beginning, we were able to craft a compelling structure to communicate. Sept 30—Oct 3 see you east side for smart talks, exhibitions, walking tours, installations and more. Check sydneyarchitecturefestival.org and/or @sydarchfest
Australian Olympic Committee
In 2014 we commenced partnering with the Australian Olympic Committee on strategy, design and communications in the lead up to the 2016 Rio games. Most recently we had the pleasure of designing all the environmental signage for the Australian Team in the Olympic Village in Rio. We’re delighted to be connecting with audiences everywhere, unfolding dynamic and compelling stories as Australian athletes ignite the dream. @AUSOlymplicTeam
The night belongs to us
We looked at the Montoneros - an Argentine leftist urban guerrilla group, active during the 1960s and 1970s when developing this wine label. We wanted the graphic to be imbedded in the political, from the dictatorships to the the democratic transition in late 1983. At the same time this project is about bringing things together, a great wine making region, collaboration, culture and of course, a powerful Malbec from Gitanos Errantes & David Guevara.
Judging AGDA Australian Design Biennale Awards
Tobin Lush was invited to spend three long, eye bending days on the jury for the 2014 AGDA Awards. He was in the smart company of Jonathan Ellery - Browns, London / Shane Greeves - ECD FutureBrand Worldwide, London / Mike Rigby - R/GA, New York / Karin Seja - KSD, Adelaide / Sue Mawer - Turner Design, Perth / Tanja Hall - JOLT, Queensland / Graham Barton - Folk, Sydney / Che Douglas - BTP, New York / James Brown - MASH, Adelaide / Justin Smith - End of Work, Sydney.
Congratulations and high fives to all entrants, winners, losers and assistants.
24 Frames per second @ Carriageworks
In 2015 we filmed and produced Alison Currie’s dance film I Can Relate, which premiered as part of 24 Frames Per Second at Carriageworks, Sydney. The exhibition was developed in response to the major shifts occurring in the cross-disciplinary collaborative nature of choreography, visual arts and film for which 18 Australian and 6 international artists created new works. Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the project culminated in a major exhibition which represented the most dynamic and innovative expressions of contemporary multi-arts practice of that time.
APBSA — What does an Architect do?
Rodeo was engaged to make 16 films for the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia exploring the question What does an Architect do? The films capture key insights into the people, projects, locations, processes, opportunities and the design of the stuff of life. The project was launched at the Festival of Architecture and Design. The films represent a diverse and dynamic expression of contemporary architectural practice in South Australia as it shapes our structural and social landscapes to deliver good outcomes now and into the future.
Flickr/Nikon/Getty Images partnership project extends with 'Show us your Canada'.
Devised by Rodeo in Australia, the Grab - Australian life captured Campaign for Getty Images has been successfully extended by regional agencies in New Zealand, Scandinavia, Japan and now Canada. We're pretty happy about it as it continues to demonstrate our core competency as a strategically-led agency.