A Collection of bright and colourful products to brighten up your home.
Surface Pattern has been something that I have been inspired by for years. A big mug for your morning cup of Tea, Coffee, or evening Malted Milk is an essential in any home. Here I combine the two, using my many years as a Surface Pattern Designer, to bring you a selection of bright and bold mugs and Coasters, perfect for any home. By creating 3 different patterns, one for the ladies, one for the gents and a gender neutral design I am providing an option for each member of the household.
In supporting my project, you are not only helping invest in someone who has dreamed of seeing their patterns on products for years, but actively encouraging and helping independent creatives to achieve their goals.
The mugs and coasters will be printed by Local printing company DDC Vinyl's, based in Lincolnshire, who have created a sample to showcase the high quality of the printing. The pattern expands right to the edges of the mugs, leaving a nice smooth finish and are Dishwasher and Microwavable safe.
Who are they for?
The Product Samples
The pocket Mirrors are a nice little addition to the Project, they are handy for popping in your handbag to check your make-up on a night out, giving as a little gift inside a greeting card or as bridesmaid thank you presents. They are also printed locally by Awesome Merchandise, based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Check out the Patterns
About The Products
Mugs - My intention is to order 25 of each design. The mugs will be printed by DDC Vinyl using Sublimation printing and are Dishwasher and Microwave safe. The finish is glossy and unscratchable. The pattern will be printed edge-to-edge and come Boxed for safe Transportation.
Coasters - I will also be ordering 25 of each patterned Coaster. The coasters measure 9cm x 9cm and are cork backed, printed by DDC Vinyl using sublimation printing technique.
Pocket Mirrors - I will be ordering 60 Pocket mirrors, 20 of each design. The Pocket mirrors measure 58mm (2 1/4 inch), Designs are printed in brilliant full colour and our mirrors are made only from top quality metal components and mirror glass.
Postcards - I will be ordering 240 Postcards, this ensures I have enough to send out as Thank you's to backers, and as Prizes for backers of £4 or less. The postcards are printed professionally by Printed.com and are intended as a special thank you for your Support. Everyone who backs my project will receive a special thank you Postcard.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP SPREAD THE WORD:
1. Tweet about it!
Tag me @jlwillustration on Twitter, below are a few examples -
* Help @jlwillustration make her dream to produce patterned mugs a reality and support her project on @kickstarter
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Post about it on Facebook - Feel free to use the same messages as above or write your own. Please like my page on Facebook!
Risks and challenges
With each project comes hiccups and potential failings. Potential obstacles for myself could be the inability to fulfil the order by the intended time given (April 2014). This could be down to manufacturing issues, as I am using several manufacturers and items may arrive weeks apart, meaning backers are waiting for their combined items longer than anticipated.
I intend to overcome this by ordering the Mugs/Coasters initially, allowing DDC Vinyl ample time to complete the order, as it is the biggest order to place. Having used Awesome Merchandise in the past I am aware their delivery time varies, I shall order ahead and ensure they arrive in plenty of time. The Postcards will be ordered 2 week before the mugs are due to arrive, ensuring I can dispatch all items together.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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