We wanted to take this opportunity to give a HUGE shout out to our sponsors and supporters of the Drink Outside the Square Competition & answer a few quick questions about the Drink Outside the Square Design Competition;

~ Find out more about entering Drink Outside the Square here ~

We have deliberately left the brief open to encourage variety and creativity.

  • The Exhibition-  25th November
    Showcase Gallery in Darlinghurst, Sydney

    The top 20 designs
    will be printed up onto beautiful stock by Digitalpress at 500mm round artworkand available for purchase. The night will see a panel of judges choose the winners of the comp from these 20 finalists.
  • People’s Choice –  Beginning of November
    All the designs will be posted on the website from the beginning of November. This is where the people get to have their say! An online voting poll will take place and the winner will be announced at the exhibition.
  • The Coaster Product
    At the opening event on 25th November at Showcase Gallery, Sydney the panel of judges will select a winner from each category (Professional, Student & After Dark). These winning designs will then go into production on the next range of Thirst Impressions coasters for December retail trade.  http://www.thirstimpressions.com.au/TI/home.html




Firstly – Thanks to Thirst Impressions, our competition partner. I had my first coffee with Belle Howie at the Book Kitchen in Surry Hills back in May, we both expressed our interest in running a design competition and giving a platform for both established and closet creatives to show off their personal work… many more coffees and a few glasses of red wine later and Drink Outside the Square was born!

Check out the current range of coasters from Thirst Impressions here



Big thanks to digitalpress for printing our promotional material, the top 20 design posters for the exhibition opening on 25th November at showcase gallery and some great prizes for the winners!


Cheers to the guys at Semi Permanent for supporting the comp and coming on board to help judge the final designs at Showcase Gallery on 25th November. We went along to SP Melbourne and had an awesome time, we’ll be blogging some of the highlights shortly!




Thanks to the folks at robio.com.au for providing some sweet prizes for the final winners and helping plug our competition!


YUMMO best sushi in Sydney in our books! Thanks to the guys of Sushi Ginza by Zuchi who’ll be filling our tummies with delicious sushi at the exhibition on the 25th November at Showcase Gallery, Darlinghurst.


“Cheers!” to Tyrrell’s wines for providing the beverages for the exhibition evening on the 25th November at Showcase Gallery, Darlinghurst