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Sheffield Metalwork Souvenir Prototype

Whilst developing ideas for the Sheffield Souvenir Competition for Made North‘s Sheffield Design Week I explored creating a design to represent the city of Sheffield. Here’s the process of acid etching and annealing a Sheffield steel plate to represent the city, its industrial heritage and its top athletes.

Testing a blog version of the post today. You have a choice: Watch the one minute movie or the process, or read on for the text cut and image version.

Marking the key points of the design onto the steel
Varnish painted on to resist the steel – The design features Sheffield landmarks, cutlery and Sheffield athletes Sebastian Coe, Jess Ennis-Hill and James ‘Woodsy’ Woods
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The plate in the acid to etch the design
Annealing the steel with a blow torch in the hearth to bring out the colour

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post/ visit my blog. Wonderful to have you here. Hope you’re having a good day. Thanks to Mark Veevers for his support on this project.

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Sheffield Souvenir & Flag

Here’s my latest undertaking, this is the write up from the design sheet…my first Inspire by Kim clothing items. 

My ‘Forged in Sheffield’ flag design features a repeat pattern created in textured paper representing key Sheffield landmarks and it’s steel and cutlery heritage.

The design is in response to a call out for designs from Made North for Sheffield Design Week. 

Digital or screen printing would be used to create the flags. The flag graphic could be created in a range of colours to represent the vibrancy of the city and its people.

The pattern design can be used in a portrait or landscape format and the strap line can be displayed vertically or horizontally. The pattern emerged whilst I was working under the guidance from Jessica Swifts’s Pattern Camp

There is the potential to use flag graphic as a brand identity for the city and to be used on a range of clothing and souvenir gift items. I mocked up some items with the design to demonstrate how it could be used. 

Here are the pictures. 

Forged In Sheffield Tote Bag – Copyright Kim
My paper cut skyline design – Copyright Kim
Mock up of how the flags could fly by the Winter Gardens
My sample t-shirt on a black ground in a range of colours.
My Design Board – Copyright Kim
T-shirt and tote bag featuring the graphic
T-shirt mocked up with design on the sleeve

Based on feedback I plan to create a run of t-shirts and bags. Watch this space. 

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