Race medal design and set up for sustainable printing on wood
We created these bespoke and fully customised medals and trophies for the Martock 10K race, organised by Race Nation Events.
We love working with the exceptional Race Nations Events, and when COVID hit we were absolutely gutted for them. In a matter of weeks, we went from “halting the curve” to full lockdown and with it every event planned for the summer. What the public seemed to forget was this was totally exceptional circumstances. That so much goes into planning an event or race before the gun is fired – road closures applied for, health and safety, medals designed and produced, entry procedure, the list goes on (and on and on). We had nothing but admiration for Jody and Lucy who dealt with the onslaught of people on social media with such professionalism. So when lockdowns started to be lifted and Race Nation Events got in contact and asked us if we could help with some graphic design we jump at the chance.
With this race running through the orchards of Somerset, although not apple season, we set to work in adobe illustrator creating the view of Burrow Hill Cider Farm surrounded by apples. The aim was to create a light, happy and fun design that didn’t take itself too seriously, for many of the contestants this was the first group run in over a year! We chose a happy, flowing font and complimented it with rich greens and strong berry pink.
This piece of graphic design was extra special to me as I received my own medal in recognition of my achievements – well the weather was hot hot hot and I was proper hungover, but pure stubbornness and a pint of water and I somehow managed to finish in less than an hour and got one of my extra special medals!