What happens when award-winning bakery owners invite their Italian and Greek family over for a Christmas feast? Something ridiculously delicious, that’s what.
The latest couple to be profiled for our Highpoint campaign, Life in Colour are Toula and Orlando. These two own and run Spotswood favourite, Candied Bakery - an Aussie bakery with a twist. It’s an institution, renowned for creations like the nacho crusted hot dog, apple pie shake or prize winning festive mince pies. This kind of inventiveness means Toula and Orlando really embody the inventive vibrancy of the West.
Unsurprisingly the PSS team jumped at the chance to meet them - and, yes, enjoy the leftovers from their Christmas spread too. The profile is a must see, but not on an empty stomach!
At PSS, we are always looking to share our enthusiasm about the design industry with others - especially if it helps to educate and inspire the next generation.
Our founder and Creative Director, Atia is a mentor at Tractor alongside many of Australia’s top creative minds. Atia shares her knowledge, skills and experience with Tractor’s students to help them feel ready and relevant for their next chapter. We regularly welcome them into the studio and love the energy they bring.
We’re over the moon to have won the prestigious Judge’s Choice award at the Catalogies (or Australian Catalogue Association Awards for the uninitiated!).
Our catalogue for the Peter Alexander Mother’s Day campaign with Dame Edna stole the show. This particular award is a special honour as it can’t be entered for specifically. Instead, the judges pick their favourites across all the categories to finally select the winner.
“We are honoured to be recognised for our work with Peter Alexander! This catalogue was all about communicating the style and personality of the brand and I’m so glad that our team’s dedication and efforts were highlighted this year for doing just that” said our Creative Director, Em.
At PSS we’re a bunch of thinkers - but we often also think with our stomachs. Amongst us we’ve got near professional bakers, fervent foodies… and then a lot of greedy so-and-sos. Food brings us all together, so we thought we’d celebrate that with our bi-annual Feasts. We each come bearing something edible, and sit around the table to devour some truly delicious dishes.
Storytelling is an instinctively human thing to do. We live our lives based on the stories we tell and the stories we listen to. Storytelling is at the core of what we do here at Paper Stone Scissors and the foundation for the theme of this project.
This year, we worked with non-profit Heart to Heart on ‘The Library Project’, creating libraries in rural regions of China. We felt the idea of stories and education being passed on through generations, aligned with the ethos of our creative endeavour, Now&Them.
This was where Chinese Whispers was born.
We collaborated with 20 artists and 20 writers to create an exhibition and printed book around the theme of ‘storytelling’. We managed to find a wonderfully eclectic mix - a playwright, architect, rock musician, children’s book author, art collector, barista…and even a comic book superhero.
Our brief for the writers was to continue on from the chapter before them and write the next part of the story, expressing their own individual style, while keeping the overall plot in mind. Each one was then passed onto hand-picked visualisers who created their own interpretation of each chapter.
40 participants, 15 countries, 1 story.
Consistent communications are key for our clients, so we’ve made creating visual content a core component of our offering. To support always-on strategies, we opened our in-house photographic studio - PSS Downstairs. Located within our Melbourne studio, it enables art directors quick and direct access to the facility at all times.
This studio gives us the opportunity to offer timely support for our brands, distinct from other more major campaign work we do. GIFs, stop-motion animation, still life and other video production can be used across social channels, websites and print.
We are thrilled to be able to create content that is top quality - yet also agile, reactive and cost-effective. It’s a model to suit ever-growing communications needs.