A Fresh take on Royal Wedding Merchandise Design
London communications and creative agency KK Outlet have commissioned seven designers to create a collection of unofficial commemorative china for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton this April. The sets of plates and mugs are to be sold at KK Outlet’s store in Hoxton Square in the lead up to the Royal Wedding in April 2011. KK Outlet is a multifunctional space comprising a gallery space, design store and communications agency.Every British Royal Wedding whips the country and event the far corners of the Commonwealth into a (almost certainly tacky) memorabilia frenzy. Memorabilia design usually take the form of plates, mugs, teaspoons, gravy boats an other household paraphernalia to be carefully stores in draws and behind glass and to be only brought-out on very special occasions (such as royal visits and coronations). The style and taste of the memorabilia designs remain virtually unchanged since the 1950s. But as the Royals have changed with the times, so should memorabilia. With that in mind, KK Outlet asked the question – ‘How should Royal Wedding memorabilia look for the Facebook generation?’ And so the KK store and gallery enlisted the help of seven British designers to bring Royal Wedding memorabilia up to date.
Designers Paul Best, Emma Morton, Angela Lidderdale, Ute Geisler, Dave Bell, Richard Walker and Keith Gray have each designed a plate with references to modern pop culture. The memorabilia will be on sale at KK Outlet’s store in Hoxton Square, London, from 15 January, so if you’re a lover of things Royal, we’d suggest you get down there and purchase your fill before the blue-rinse set catch-on.
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