January was low-key. February was short. But March, March, has been like a shooting star leaping through the sky (like a tiger, defying the laws of gravity-eee).
We have launched some powerful brands into the stratosphere including Sexual Health Victoria and Land Escapism, with many more top-secret projects in-train (the effort being made to keep those guys under wraps is unbearable).
Most importantly, we’re having a ball. We have met clients IRL and outside of Melbourne *audible gasps* for workshops, events and much-needed bubbles. We have found a shiny new home for our growing team. And we are having almost daily brainstorms – the stuff agency dreams are made of.
Photographic evidence of all below.
Opening up a brand to a wider community.
After more than 5 decades of servicing the Victorian community, Sexual Health Victoria (formerly Family Planning Victoria) wanted their name and visual identity to represent the diverse range of people they help. We partnered with them to make it happen. Read about it here →
Out and about.
A different kind of ‘Zoom’ for us this year – we’ve been zooming down the highways to visit clients IN REAL LIFE. Who woulda thunk it!!!
Aoibheann and Melinda finally visited one of our longest standing clients, Sullair, for a warehouse tour. Nobody told them they’d look this good doing it though.
South Coast, NSW
Having branded and helped market ‘Land Escapism’ (an experimental place-based immersion for landscape architects and designers) Darren dusted off his gladrags and headed to Bawley Point in NSW. There, he and the other 150 outdoor enthusiasts lapped up the stunning surroundings of Willinga Park, a Cox-designed equestrian venue, and learned more about the landscapes that shape our everyday lives.
Mission Beach, QLD
We can’t talk about it just yet but let’s just say a scientist, a skincare connoisseur and some exotic fruit walk into a bar…
The good stuff
Our hearts go out to Northern NSW
It’s all go here in Melbourne but we're acutely aware that it's been a tragic time for people directly affected by the recent floods in NSW. We chose to donate to a local group, Soma Byron, who are using Go Fund Me to galvanise a number of charities and organisations providing direct help, now →
Sarah Anne Munro wins award for women in construction
We're chuffed for Sarah Anne on her NAWIC VICTORIA award win for 'Outstanding Achievement as a Businesswoman' in the construction sector. Sarah Anne flies the flag for Alchemy Construct alongside a steadfast team of forward-thinkers, demonstrating that there is always a place for kind and dedicated leadership.
More than 100,000 Australians live with Parkinson's, with 38 more people being diagnosed every day. To raise awareness and much-needed funds for the charity (and one of our fave clients), T&G will be pounding the pavements at the 'A Walk in the Park' event this Sunday 27th March.
In addition to our own team donation, we are aiming to raise $1000 to donate to the Fight Parkinson’s. Support us here →
Disclaimer: This is not our team but we are hoping to look as attractive in our t-shirts.
T&G inner workings
What is Darren up to?
All will be revealed.
Soon. Very soon.
We’re moving house!
Come April 1st, T&G will be relocating to a collaborative space in the CBD. I’m not sure if you can tell, but Craig seems quite happy with the new location.
We’re looking for a Senior Brand Designer
Has there ever been a more topical time to hire a Senior Brand Designer? We think not.
Explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical.
Our Senior Copywriter Melinda had the supreme pleasure of attending Adelaide Writers' Week early this month. Amongst the highlights were Annabel Crabb on the phenomenon that is Chat 10 Looks 3; Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd on the state of the world; Norman Swan on how to do lifelong health right (and of course the virus that shall no longer be named); Sheila Fitzpatrick with a very timely history of Russia and the USSR in an hour; and a stirring, emotional and fiery session with Jess Hill, Grace Tame and Jo Dyer. It was a truly excellent, action-packed program and a solid dose of creative cup overflowingness.