Tweed Barbers Website Design wins Gold Summit International Award

Out of more than 5,000 submissions from 24 countries, Tweed Barbers has won a Gold Summit International Award. SIA recognizes and celebrates the creative achievements of small and medium sized advertising agencies worldwide with annual billings under $30 million. Celebrating its 20th year, the SIA has firmly established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size and has become a coveted honor.

Tweed approached Metropolis for a website design and overall re-branding. After meeting with Peter, the owner, we knew this was going to be a really good match. In addition to the design and typography, photography played a key role in defining the look of the website, and developing the brand. Our in-house creative team took all the photos using a Cannon Rebel t2i and a Nikon D90.

Tweed Barbers’ unparalleled team of expert barbers has personal pride riding on each haircut and hot lather shave. They believe that, at its best, a barbershop is a dependable, trusted neighborhood institution. No one on Tweed Barbers’ staff has been cutting hair fewer than ten years. They like to have fun, but take their work seriously. Similar to Metropolis Creative, their primary goal is to build strong, long-term relationships with each of their clients.

Motor Mart Garage Website Design wins Silver Summit International Award

We are proud to announce that our website design for the Motor Mart Garage has been chosen as a Silver Summit International Award winner.

The two most important things a parking garage website needs to convey are where it is, and what the rates are. This site achieves that with prominent buttons and a very clean navigation system. Custom photography helped make this historic building in downtown Boston look clean, safe, and brightly lit. The website redesign is also fully responsive — with optimized views for tablets and mobile devices. Extra effort went into custom icon designs and floor plan illustrations.

Motor Mart is proud of it’s revolutionary in 1927 Double Threaded Helix ramp design, still rarely employed in large urban garages due to space constraints. Yet at the Motor Mart it allows patrons to rise two vertical levels while circling the garage only once, and combined with our Clearway Path travel lanes (no ramp parking), speeds vehicles directly to the nearest available space. Upon exiting, the Helix brings cars to either side of Park Square (Stuart St or Columbus Ave), wherever traffic is least. Check out the website redesign here.