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Design campaign winner announced

Roland DGA hands the award to Gamut Media.

By Kylie MalstromPublished: December 12, 2011 07:15 AM

Irvine’s Roland DGA Corp., a producer of wide-format inkjet printers and related printing hardware, has named Gamut Media of Brea the North American People’s Choice in the 2011 Roland Creative Awards. A design studio and print company, Gamut Media was voted No. 1 among 95 regional entries. Its nature-inspired wall wrap for L.A. restaurant Saladish earned the firm’s owners, John Kim and Phillip Yu, a 16 GB Apple iPad2 and Roland headphones.

The competition's winning entry was part of a branding campaign for Saladish, a restaurant owned in part by L.A. Laker Metta World Peace (nee Ron William Artest). Gamut Media designed and printed logos, menus, window graphics and signage for Saladish, but the most impressive element was a floor-to-ceiling mural featuring an illustrated garden scene (pictured).

“We produced the prints on our VersaCAMM SP-540V inkjet printer/cutter, and they came out rich and vibrant,” Yu said. “Our Roland equipment really came through for us.”

“This massive mural is a signature graphic for Saladish that makes it both a memorable brand and a truly awesome place to eat,” Kim said.

Launched last September, the Roland Creative Awards Contest has received more than 570 entries from 14 participating regions representing 123 countries worldwide. Entries for the next competition will be accepted through the end of the year.

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