Victoria

Cygnus

Explorers have used the stars to navigate their way for centuries. This is the origin of our name Cygnus; one of the brightest constellations in the night sky.

Cygnus is Canada’s leading wayfinding and environmental design group. We believe that effective wayfinding and environmental graphic design contributes to the operational and strategic goals of our clients. We strive to make places more navigable, organizations more approachable, and services more accessible.

Keysborough Wetlands

Finalist 2020
Finalist 2019
Keysborough Wetlands

The Keysborough Wetlands is a unique wetland sanctuary built into the heart of a residential development, providing an important habitat for many birds, fish and turtles, and a place where people connect with nature. While the wetlands sanctuary is cherished, feeding the birds, fish and turtles was causing a significant detrimental affect on the health of the wetlands ecosystem and existing signage was not solving the problem.

James Squire

Finalist 2019
James Squire

James Squire is the biggest selling craft beer in Australia and has been at the forefront of the exceptional growth of the craft beer market in Australia. A significant part of the growth of the brand is due to the experience offered by the range of Brew Bars located around the country. Extrablack was commissioned to work with Cayas Architects on the environmental branding, signage and wayfinding of the Cheeky Squire Brew Bar.

Jackalope Mornington Peninsula

Merit Award 2019
Jackalope Mornington Peninsula

In one of the most daring and avant-garde moves in the hotel industry to date, the $40 million Jackalope Hotel was launched in April 2017 in the heart of Australia’s Mornington Peninsula wine region. On an 11-hectare site spanning the Willow Creek vineyard, Jackalope consists of: forty-six guest rooms and suites; destination dining restaurant Doot Doot Doot; meeting and event spaces Jenka and Jackyak; and the surreal and eclectic Flaggerdoot, the hotel’s signature wine and cocktail bar.

ARUP Workplace

Honor Award 2019
ARUP Workplace

Studio Ongarato developed a comprehensive signage and environmental graphics system based on the concept "Testing Grounds" for the Melbourne headquarters of globally respected engineering firm Arup. Designed to complement the organization’s corporate values of honesty, integrity and ingenuity, the final outcome reflects notions of investigation, discovery, innovation and the aspiration to put "Arup on Display."

QT Melbourne

Finalist 2018
QT Melbourne

Located where the “Paris end” of Melbourne meets the darker underground of the Russell Street laneways, the design narrative conceptualized for QT Melbourne was inspired by the site's context and the theatre of burlesque, fusing French Noir inspiration with the glamour of the QT Brand. A noir undercurrent is omnipresent across all guest touch-points, from the intriguing brand identity to the graphic installations, transforming the hotel experience into “Maison QT.”

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