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Props for Experimental Marketing

Why use props for experimental marketing and events?

 

Experimental marketing with props is a great way to engage with customers & the wider community in a positive way!

 

Take a look at 7 reasons to use props as a tool for experimental marketing

1. Unique visual impact which is memorable
2. Fun to share images & content across social media channels whether with work colleagues or friends & family
3. Easier to track insights performance as prop encourages the use of hash tags
4. Mobility as can be taken to new event locations
5. Perfect photo opportunity
6. Helps raise brand awareness with an element of excitement
7. Helps your brand to be unique with an innovative and creative approach

Take a look at some of the projects we have created, we hope you enjoy!
Get in touch if you would like to create with us.

Call us at 01872271275

 

 


Christmas sleigh made in Cornwall / UK

 

For some it may seem odd to think about Christmas in this hot July 2018!

 

However, when planning a spectacular Christmas event which promises to be magical it is never to early to plan ahead!
Take a look at our most popular and in demand Christmas prop is Santa’s sleigh which is our original design and made in Cornwall – UK

 

How do we create it?

We use our CNC router to cut out the sections with precision  from exterior ply wood, then we construct it by hand.
Once Santa’s sleigh is constructed, we use primer followed by spray paints  with our clients choice of colours using high quality paints that  last, which enables the finishing touches  to be custom.

Quick Spec:

  • Seats 3 as extremely durable
  • Place for presents in the back
  • Perfect for photo opportunity
  • A great Christmassy element to make your magical event memorable & sparkle

Enjoy some images  of our Santa’s sleigh projects!
Get in touch if you would like to create with us or call us to make an enquiry  at 01872271275

 


Giant stack of books prop

Giant stack of books prop for graduation ceremony

We have recently worked on an exciting project that we would love to share!

We created a giant stack of books for Stirling university based in Scotland for their 2018 graduation ceremony. This prop added an element of excitement to the already beautiful setting by the university grounds.

Which meant a perfect photo opportunity on such a significant &  wonderful day!
What was the aim whilst making this custom prop?

• Authentic: realistic looking old style books
• Eye catching: spray painted to required colours + airbrush for pages effect
• True to the branding of the university: this was done through colours and vinyl lettering + Logos
• Durability of prop  as indoors & out-door use to be expected: Coated in one piece with polyurea coating ( water and impact resistant coating ).

Most of all the giant stack of books created a fun element for the graduation ceremony!

Get in touch to see how we can help you  Call us on: 01872271275


New possibilities! CNC Router

We are excited about our new CNC routing facility!

This will allow high precision cutting & will speed up the process.
As well as using this for our custom projects we are pleased to offer this cutting service  locally in Cornwall and nation wide UK.
Have a look at the below spec & the possibilities the CNC machine has to offer!

Materials we can cut: MDF, Plywood, Hardwood, Melamine Laminates, Solid Surface Materials, Foam core, Corrugated Plastic, Dibond, Aluminium, Soft Metals
Working area: 1300mm by 2500mm
Resolution Accuracy: 0.01mm/100mm
Supported Format: DWG, DXF, EPS, AI, PDF, BMP, JPG, TIF, GI


Christmas props!

As we approach Christmas 2017 closer each day and this time it’s flying! We would like to share  some of the recent and previous  Christmas props and special displays we have created.

There’s nothing like a beautiful magical setting   that can give the festive feeling and take our breath away that  brings wonder back to  Christmas.

We have been very fortunate to  be a part of some amazing displays or have had the pleasure or creating some key props to generate a festive feeling and most of all helped create some magical photo opportunities.

Take a look below at some of the Christmassy props we have created!

We look forward to producing  many more whether  it be custom and personal or some of our popular props such as Santa’s Sleigh!

In the mean time we wish everyone a wonderful Christmas filled with warmth and joy!

 

 


Whale and the snail custom props

Whale and snail rock – Discover story centre London
We worked with Discover story cenre in London to create these scenic elements for their whale and the snail themed interior space at the story centre.
Both whale and the snail rock had to be true to the original illustration as possible. Both elements were hand carved from polystyrene. Once approved by client coated with FR polyurea ( water and impact resistant coating ) we then primed both elements and applied the base colours to them.
Take a look at images during production


It’s wonderful to see some of the elements we created in action in a beautiful setting brought to life by Discover Story centre in London. Take a look at some pictures below of the magical setting!
Pictures below  by Suzi Corker – Discover


You can experience this magical world at DISCOVER’s new and enchanting Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s immersive exhibition A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures   http://www.discover.org.uk/
Final decoration by Discover story centre London


Gargoyle sculpture

We worked with Studio  Tac to create the unique  sculpture to be used as a feature element for the touring Gorillaz band

The sculpture was hand carved based form various image references supplied to us by Studio Tac together with some creative freedom to sculpt.

We used high density PU foam to carve as this allows for more in depth detail for the sculpture measuring at 800mm high inc base.

The sculpture was then coated with FR polyurea in order to create a water and impact resistant surface. Once coated the sculpture was spray painted and decorated ready to go on tour! We also created a custom case for the sculpture to keep it stored safely + practical  transport. Have a look below at some images!


1m high Top hats production!

 

We were commissioned by Hatfield estate to create 50 1m high white top hats!
The concept was specifically designed by Hatfield to get community involved & creative by painting and decorating the hats with bright colours and patterns and to bring adventure by spotting them around the estate and Hat field.
The hats are created from polyurea coating which is a waterproof / impact resistant coating.
See below some highlights of our production, all 50 hats were created in house by us in Cornwall!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr Seuss concept – Discover story centre

 

It was great to work on an inspiring project brought by Discover London’s story centre

We were commissioned by Discover to create Dr Seuss themed elements.

The elements had to be as close as possible to the illustrations of the iconic DR Seuss, bright imaginative and quirky whilst being hardwearing +  practical.

Have a look below to see what we  created!

We created a Dr Seuss car

We were commissioned by Discover story centre in London to transform an adult tricycle in to the fun and interactive Dr Seuss car from his book The cat in the hat. Discover supplied us with the adult tricycle ready to transform. The main body of the car was carved from EPS, made in 2 sections, coated with fr polyurea which is water + impact resistant and spray painted to required colour. The cars various components were created using a combination of materials and a variety of techniques such as carving, welding, spray painting, coating to achieve final interactive and fun result! When transforming the bike we had to keep as close as possible to the original concept of the Dr Seuss illustration whilst making sure it would be durable and practical. The car is fully usable and the main body is removable for ease of transport etc. We cant wait to see the fun bike in action at events, It will be amazing to see the dr Seuss car out and about making people smile!

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We created 4 colourful trees, each with an individual tree top shape. The trees were made from an internal aluminium structure for extra durability with an aluminium base. The outer material is polystyrene which was hand carved, coated with FR polyurea to ensure the trees are to be water proof + durable and impact resistant. All trees were then primed and spray painted with a  top coat to required colour number.

Bespoke sofa

We created a bright  and unique sofa. Carved from polystyrene and coated with polyuria, soft foam sitting section also coated with FR Polyurea for lasting durability.

 

 

 

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The cave like tunnel!

 

 

 

We created the tunnel to fit perfectly the interior space of the story centre.

The tunnel had to be made in several sections as it had to fit through a standard size entrance.

The tunnel was hand carved out of EPS, coated with FR polyurea, primed ,  spray painted and decorated to finish.

Have a look at some links below to see our creations in place and the wonderfull world of Dr Seuss in action at London’s story centre:

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/steadicam-at-the-fantastic-world-of-dr-seuss-press-launch-news-footage/578763068

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/event/the-fantastic-world-of-dr-seuss-press-launch-655925083#childrens-laureate-illustrator-chris-riddell-attends-the-press-launch-picture-id577919218

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv4jLTK9ECI http://www.babydaytripper.co.uk/the-fantastic-world-of-dr-seuss-discover-childrens-story-centre-2/

 

 

 

 


Giant MJ 3d lipstick & Lipgloss in the making!

Have a look at one of our projects late summer 2016!

We were commissioned by Practical minds to create 1.5m versions of Marc Jacobs lipstick and lip-gloss.

Both lipstick and lip-gloss were constructed  by hand and finished to a high quality spec!

The material’s we used include, stainless steel, wood, polystyrene, fibreglass, polished acrylic, water based spray paint, aluminium, weight support and vinyl for the label.

Check out some images from manufacture, progress and completion!