HUGE thanks to everyone who was involved in the
2011 Drink Outside the Square Design Competition!

We’ve ALMOST recovered from the huge weekend (no-one told us it was Wednesday already!) so we thought it was time to update you on everything that’s happened in the past week.

Firstly, a big thanks to everyone who entered the competition-there are some seriously talented creators out there!

Thanks to everyone who came along to the exhibition event on Friday, there was a great turn out and it was a lot of fun.

For all of you who missed out on the event, here’s a quick overview of the evening:

The judges; Andrew of Design is Kinky & Semi-Permanent, Theo Pettaras of Digitalpress, Tanya Ruxton of Shillington College and guest judge Jay Morgan of Amnesia Razorfish trickled into Showcase Gallery from 5pm and were blown away when they saw the top 24 designs printed HUGE at 1mx1m by Digitalpress!

A secret ballot was taken and there were a few too close to call, so a re-vote took place (special mention to Luke Day, Orly Snir and Brendan Seery who were all very close contenders!)

Public started arriving at 6pm as a chef from Zushi prepared Sushi Ginza fresh on the spot (which everyone gobbled down almost quicker than he could make it!), Tyrrell’s wine was flowing and a special performance by Anthony Singer (Singer Song-Writer – no pun intended!) made the evening complete.

The winners will each receive a prize pack that includes:

A ticket to Semi-Permanent in Sydney 2012 valued at $310 // A Robio prize pack to the value of $150 // A Development Program with Create or Die worth over $2,000 // Digitalpress printing voucher worth over $250 // A mixed pack of Thirst Impressions coasters containing all 12 designs valued at $14.95 // A bottle of Tyrrell’s Old Winery Sparkling Brut NV valued at $20 // Your design on Thirst Impressions coasters distributed in stores throughout Australia & online!
And the winners were…

Gabe Cameron for Ocean:
Russell Moverly for Bunnies (affectionately known as Winston!):
& Terry Chishom for Jessica Hart Cube:

The exhibition will be on until Saturday 3rd December at Showcase Gallery and the 24 finalist prints are on sale for $200 unframed & $600 framed.

For all of the 24 finalists, we have a print for each of you of your own design! You can pick yours up on Saturday at 2pm from Showcase Gallery.

An artist range of coasters will be released this week and available at Showcase Gallery and online at and

Thanks again to everyone who got involved. We can barely wait until the next one!!

Deb & Belle
~Create or Die & Thirst Impressions by Creative Resauce~