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Design Bridge wins 4 Pentawards!

We were very proud to pick up four trophies at this year’s Pentawards, the only global awards dedicated to creative excellence in packaging design.

It was fantastic to be awarded a Platinum Best of the Category – Food trophy for our work on Walkers Tiger Nuts. An exciting result for the team, particularly for the designers Flick and Alice, who joined the studio after submitting great work to the DB Student Awards a couple of years ago.

The lucky teams went to pick up the trophies and celebrate at the awards ceremony, which was held at the rather fabulous W Hotel in Barcelona. Creative Director Graham Shearsby commented:

“I am thrilled and very proud indeed that Design Bridge has picked up four Pentawards in the 2013 7th annual competition, and receiving the Platinum award for Best of Category for Walkers Tiger Nuts is absolutely fantastic! A real testament to team effort, belief in a great idea, and commitment to brilliant execution and crafting.”


We also won two Silver Pentawards – one for the 100 year celebration packs for Camel cigarettes, and the other for Lyle’s black treacle Halloween Limited Edition design, Trick or Treacle – another great result for our Tate and Lyle Limited Edition work after last year’s win for the Diamond Jubilee Lyle’s Golden Syrup.


And last, but not least, we won a fabulous Bronze trophy for our Johnnie Walker global gift packaging. For the project we worked in collaboration with photographer Marcel Christ, who commented:

“The collaboration with Design Bridge was very natural. With the same eye for detail we were able to create gift packs for Johnnie Walker with a contemporary and striking appearance. I’m very proud to see this is already recognised and awarded by the Pentawards.”
Check out more about more of the photography on Marcel Christ’s site.

The teams had a brilliant time celebrating in Barcelona – here are a few rather wobbly and blurry photographs from the night. Check out more pics on our Facebook page.

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by Anna Stanford