A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

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A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

London communications and creative agency KK Outlet have commissioned seven designers to create a collection of unofficial commemorative china for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton this April.

A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

Paul Best, Emma Morton, Angela Lidderdale, Ute Geisler, Dave Bell, Richard Walker and Keith Gray have each designed a plate with references to modern pop culture, including one featuring the 'Like' feature from Facebook.

A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

The memorabilia will be on sale at KK Outlet's store in Hoxton Square, London, from 15 January.

A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

Photographs are by Ed Aves.

A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

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Here's a bit more information from KK Outlet:


A VERY MODERN ROYAL WEDDING

Every Royal Wedding from Fergie and Andy to Charles and Diana comes with its own peculiar side-business – memorabilia. They usually take the form of plates, mugs, teaspoons, gravy boats or other household paraphernalia.

A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

The designs and forms have hardly altered since 1952. But as the Royals have changed with the times, so should memorabilia.

A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

With that in mind, KK Outlet asked the question – How should Royal Wedding memorabilia look for the Facebook generation?

A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

So the store and gallery in London's Hoxton Square enlisted the help of seven designers to bring Royal Wedding memorabilia bang up to date – to suit a very modern Royal Wedding.

A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

These newly designed Royal Wedding collectables take many forms: a pixelated Royal Couple with language stolen from Facebook ("Like" plate by designer Ute Geisler); ironically youthful ("Will 4 Kate 4 Eva" by Emma Morton); headline grabbing ("the Age of Austerity" paper plate also by Emma Morton); or just plain strange ("Laser Eyes" by Richard Walker).

A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

The sets of plates and mugs are slated to be sold at KK Outlet's store in Hoxton Square in the lead up to the Royal Wedding in April 2011.

A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

KK Outlet is a multifunctional space comprising gallery, store and commmunications agency in the East of London.

A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet

The Designers:

Emma Morton, Angela Lidderdale, Ute Geisler, Dave Bell, Richard Walker, Keith Gray, Paul Best

A Very Modern Royal Wedding by KK Outlet


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  • http://www.dinnerwarecenter.com/ Martin S

    Look at all these (funny) memorabilia. Think am gonna get me one (or some).

  • http://www.phatgrrl.com PhatGrrl

    Very funny! Think I'll make my own!

  • dreh

    Haha, at last something funny.