In celebration of the forthcoming nuptials of the heir to the throne and Miss Kate Middleton, here’s a selection of some of the projects and products fashioned in the name of Royal Wedding.
Illustrator Katherine Baxter has created a series of maps featuring key London destinations for the big day. The maps will be used to track the royal procession using the slightly stalker-ish iDo app, which tells you the location of Kate and Wills as the get hitched.
Now there have been many celebratory tea-towels, mostly with questionable likenesses of the royal couple splashed across their weave, with the odd Union Jack, lion and regal bling thrown in for good measure. As well as the tat, there have been a number of sterling efforts by designers and illustrators, including this corgi-loving cloth by Gemma Correll.
Figtree used the wedding to drum up a bit of creative competition within the studio, briefing its designers to create a series of posters that celebrated the wedding. They had just two days to come up with the designs, only using red, white, blue, black or gold inks.
Wieden & Kennedy London has invited the public to join in its celebrations by creating an installation at the front window of their office on 16 Hanbury Street, E1. The agency has created a 6ft spectacular wedding cake (based on royal wedding cakes from the past) and interactive postcard-maker, created by W&K creative Jo Glover and spatial designer Philip Cooper. The installation works as a royal photo booth. Users line up their faces with the dotted circles in front of them then press a button and they will be photographed, wearing a crown, which will be transformed into a digital postcard.
Design consultancy Untitled also went down the installation route, but in a much more low-tech manner. The team raided their stationery cupboard to create this neon window patterned, formed from the humble Post-it note.
Idlehands & Co has produced this knockout print, comparing the excitement of the wedding to the thrill of fight night. An odd comparison but let’s hope the marriage lasts more than just s few rounds.
Another couple of prints for your pleasure (and undoubtedly, for their majesties’), have been created by artist James Lightwood, and will be auctioned off in an ebay action to raise funds for the Japanese Disaster Relief Appeal.
And finally for the haters, there’s a very convenient royal wedding sick bag by illustrator Lydia Leith, to be used if it all gets a bit much.