Newcastle University – London

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In 2015 there was a lot going on for me at Powder Butterfly. Our products have made it to the high street. I have designed and made three awards for NCJ Media, had a small corporate gift commission and designed a new flying angels collection.

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Mug design for Newcastle Universities London Campus

On top of all of this we received a very exciting commission to produce a corproate gift for a recent event in London. Newcastle University have opened a new campus in London. Details of which can be found here.

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Full design for the Mug wrap

I was approached by Newcastle University to produce a fine bone china mug with my London design, the brief was also to include elements of the Newcastle University Campus within the artwork.

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Real Gold detailing for the Newcastle University Mug

I made the suggestion that this would look stunning if it was produced in a gold glaze. The artwork was relatively straight forward to produce. The proof, to demonstrate the shine that the gold would have, was a little bit more complex. All I can say is thank goodness for YouTube!! You can see the results of my attempt to demonstrate the gold shine above.

They loved the artwork so much that they decided to use it on their programme for the event and their brochure as well, which was fantastic!!

The brochure above was designed by Jon Garside

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Our design on the event invitation
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Gold detail
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Newcastle University logo on the base of their mug
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London landmarks featured in the design to refence the London campus

Melanie Reed Senior PR and Events Manager said ‘Corinne’s design created a strong visual interpretation through which to convey the connection between Newcastle University’s main campus and our new London campus and it enabled us to achieve a consistent look and feel across the publicity materials produced for the formal launch of NU London, which I am sure added to the success of the event.’

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Balance between Newcastly University campus buildings and London landmarks

I am also proud to say that my manufacturer is based in Stoke on Trent, the land of Wedgewood. Where possible I always try and use UK manuafcturers to produce my prodcuts. And it was great to have the opportunity to showcase what beautiful quality is achievable in the UK.

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Newcastle Universities signature Blue colour worked well with the gold detailing
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Mug wrap design is modern and has great impact

300 mugs were produced for this event with presentation boxes. This is an ideal way to get your message out there to your event attendees. It is also cost effective. Get in touch with us today for a full quotation.

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