Taking in the Creativity of the Creative Awards
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Taking in the Creativity of the Creative Awards

I don’t know about your office, but ours runs at 100mph for most of the year. I’m sure you can relate. If it’s not a tradeshow, it’s a product launch. If it’s not a product launch, it’s budget time. If it’s not budget time, it’s a web redesign. And so it goes.

The best part is, that no matter how busy we are, we always manage to squeeze in a little fun, mostly due to our quirky staff. Last week for example, the Occupy movement set up camp, right in our department! (Notice Romie, our web guy. He’s a total Mac-head and he made his “iProtest” sign on his iPad.)

This week, I’ve had a bit of a reprieve. The SGIA expo is done (great show by the way, see our SGIA show wrap-up videos for some highlights), our 2012 budgets have been set and our new Richard Childress Testimonial Video has been published. So I’m using my reprieve to fully take in and enjoy the Roland Creative Awards!

With the first of three months behind us, we have over 400 entries submitted from around the world. Everyday, I browse through the new submissions and bask in the creativity and enthusiasm of Roland customers (it doesn’t get much better than this for a marketing person). From prosthetic leg wraps, to intricate cut vinyl floor graphics. From package prototypes to sail boat sails. And (of course) vehicle wraps galore! So I thought I’d share a few of my favorites in the hopes of encouraging you to browse for yourself. The gallery is a great place to find design inspiration for your next project and to spark the creativity in you. Prepare to be impressed.

www.rolandcreativeawards.com

Click on any of the pictures below to see more pictures of the same project and to read all the details. Only 2 of these entries are from the US. The rest are from around the world.

A cut vinyl floor installed at the TATE Modern Museum in London


The Puma Sail was decorated with printed and cut vinyl.


A shrink sleeve prototype created on a UV printer/cutter.


This medical device, created with a Roland milling machine, will be inserted into someone’s spinal cord.


A prosthetic leg wrap


Jewelry made from a model created on a rotary engraver