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Design Week's Easter round-up

Predictably, we’re going to describe it as ‘eggcellent.’

Alternative Easter Egg Hunt at the Design Museum

Rococo Chocolate eggs

Rococo Chocolate eggs

From this very Good Friday until Easter Monday, the Design Museum will be hosting its ‘alternative Easter hunt’, in which design-savvy chocolate lovers can hunt down some lovely Rococo chocolates.

A printed trail of riddles and clues will lead eggsplorers through the Design Museum’s current exhibitions, with a chocolaty prize to be discovered at the end. All participants will receive a mini egg from Rococo Chocolates.

Design Museum Alternative Easter Egg hunts costs £1 after museum entry at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1

David Mellor, National traffic light system,1966, from the Design Museum's permanent collection

David Mellor, National traffic light system,1966, from the Design Museum’s permanent collection

Jelly London’s Easter Egg Explosion

Jelly London's exploding Easter eggs game

Jelly London’s exploding Easter eggs game

Illustration and motion graphics agency Jelly London has launched an online Easter competition with Jelly Belly sweeties brand in the form of its dynamic-sounding, alliterative Easter Egg Explosion game.

On visiting the site you have to click the falling eggs to ‘explode’ them, with the winner in line to receive the delicious yet decay-inducing prize of a year long supply of jelly beans and a jelly bean machine.

The lovely bright eggs were illustrated by London based artist Matt Lyon, with the game itself developed using Box2D technology.

We’ve had a go. We scored an embarrassing three exploding eggs. We’re sure you can do better.

The game will be accessible until 2 April. Visit http://jellylondoneggs.jellylondon.com/ to explode some eggs

Jelly London's exploding Easter eggs game

Jelly London’s exploding Easter eggs game

Williams Murray Hamm’s Wonderful M’egga’ hunt

WMH's Easter egg's - up for grabs, somewhere in Clerkenwell

WMH’s Easter egg’s - up for grabs, somewhere in Clerkenwell

Consultancy WMH has taken a leaf out of The Big Egg Hunt’s book, hiding Easter eggs on the streets of London. These, however, are chocolate eggs – and each one’s box has been inspired by one of the consultancy’s recent projects, such as work for Jamie Oliver and JuiceBurst.

Every other day since last Monday, an egg has been hidden at 10.30am somewhere within walking distance of WMH’s Clerkenwell office, with the area circled on a large map that currently adorns the office’s window, as well as its Twitter and Facebook.

WMH's office window Easter egg map

WMH’s office window Easter egg map

The first person to find the egg wins it and are asked to tweet a picture to @WMHagency of themselves with their prize. only then can they delve into its chocolaty shell.

Follow WMH on Twitter @WMHagency for more information

Robot Eggcups

'Retro Robot' egg cups

‘Retro Robot’ egg cups

While not strictly an Easter offering, we love these cute eggcups, on sale at the Science Museum. Designed by Clifford Richards and hand decorated on English creamware, the cups are inspired by 1950s tin robots and come as a pair.

Click here for more information and to buy

Bearded Hippos’ Zone 1 Easter egg hunt

Zone 1 Easter Egg hunt

Zone 1 Easter Egg hunt

Copywriter Rob Self-Pierson and writing group The Bearded Hippos have undertaken the bold task of creating an Easter egg hunt that spans London’s Zone 1. For those participants willing to bear the arctic conditions, egg-seekers will receive Postcard clues that draw them to ten landmarks across the central London area, covering the east end, west end and both sides of the Thames.

Curiously, we’re told the clues may even guide you ‘under the river’….

Self-Pierson explains, ‘Work out the clue and you¹ll find a little treat. The harder the clue, the more points you’ll get. Whatever route you take around the city, whichever order you tackle the clues in, the winners will be the team with the most points. (Or the first team back.).’

Among the requirements for those looking to have a bash at what sounds to be no mean feat are ‘a keen eye’, ‘a sense of adventure’ and an all day travelcard or well-stocked Oyster. Oh, and ‘probably a coat. And gloves. And a hat.’

Self-Pierson adds, ‘You’ll need to use your noggin’, your nous and your knowledge of London. But not your smart phone.’

Email beardedhippos@gmail.com to get involved

Lateral Group’s Eggs Factor

Candy Lovechocs by Danny from Kwik-Fit

Candy Lovechocs by Danny from Kwik-Fit

Consultancy Lateral Group has launched a competition inviting us to get creative Mr Potato Head-style for the chance to win tickets for a show of your choice at London venue The O2.

By visiting the website, you can fashion your very own Egg from a large array of eyes, noses and ‘egg-cessories’, including a fetching Stetson and a snazzy bow tie. The results are displayed on Lateral Group’s website.

See below for Design Week’s effort, Dean, inspired by Public Enemy, Axl Rose and the Amazon Rainforest.

Dean, by Design Week

Dean, by Design Week

Visit http://easter.lateralgroup.co.uk/ to create your own

#sparkbunny

Sparkbunny

Sparkbunny

Manchester-based consultancy Creative Spark has created the Big Brother-style #sparkbunny competition, which invites us to peek into their studio via webcam to look out for a cheeky little Easter bunny. Eagle-eyed bunny spotters tweet with the hashtag #sparkbunny if they spot the elusive critter for the chance to win an Easter prize.

To hunt the rabbit visit easter.creativespark.co.uk

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