Welcome back to the Creative Awards London blog where we bring you the very best in bespoke award design and more. In today's blog post, we look to help those who are designing a trophy but need a tiny bit of inspiration. We have chosen five of our pieces to give all you need to know when looking for trophy design ideas.
We start with this custom designed trophy that celebrates the very best in Irish country music. A sleek, modern design that is based on the neck and headstock of a guitar where angular lines, minimalist engraving and text create a design that embraces the heritage and legacy of the singer songwriter tradition whilst looking to the future. A useful way to start designing and exploring for your trophy is to look at the individual ideas that the ceremony conjures up. Here we took inspiration from the guitar - the integral instrument within country and folk music - and used it as our basis for the trophy.
Runescape you say? One of the biggest online games in the world was given the Creative Awards London treatment for their first annual Runefest awards that brought together the very best players in the world. A single piece of aircraft grade aluminium was cut using the very latest technology to create this one of a kind trophy. When designing the trophy, we took inspiration from in game logo that, as with all great logos, tell a visual story without words. We thought that as the Runescape community is so close, that a logo that is instantly recognisable to them would work when designing their trophy.
Another one of our custom designed trophies can serve as a spring board for your own ideas when designing your award. Commissioned by a world famous, competitive card tournament, the EPT award follows on the Creative Awards London tradition of using those little things with a sport, business or logo to base our ideas around. The ace up our sleeve if you will, the slender and
When designing a trophy it is important to consider what contistutes the brand or message that you wish to convey. Taking inspiration from the heritage of the world famous Scottish Whiskey producer, we looked to the history and branding of the company to create the bespoke trophy. Copper was used to create a silhouette of a stag, a nod towards the copper used in whiskey distillation and oak barrels were used for the base, part of the ageing process.
We use a variety of materials when designing our trophies. Each material has specific properties that lends it to the design or look of a particular trophy. We were approached by the BBC to create a special commissioned trophy for their flagship Children In Need fundraising evening. We took inspiration from the mascot of the show, beloved by children across the UK, Pudsey Bear. To create the trophy we used advanced resin casting techniques that allowed us to expertly capture the shape of the bear. Resin allows for complex, organic shapes to be fully rendering and created a soft, almost pillow like finish, to the Pudsey trophy. The finishing touch, and this is always something to think about when designing your trophy, was the setting of semi-precious gemstones giving a luxurious and glamorous finish.
Looking for more trophy ideas and inspiration? Contact our teams today via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8159 2748 for a quotation or to discuss any ideas that you may have.