Wills and Kate memorial plates

Crockery rarely makes an appearance on the CR blog. But with a royal wedding set for next year, we’ll make an exception for KK Outlet’s recently unveilved ‘unofficial’ Wills and Kate souvenir plates

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Crockery rarely makes an appearance on the CR blog. But with a royal wedding set for next year, we’ll make an exception for KK Outlet’s recently unveilved ‘unofficial’ Wills and Kate souvenir plates…

With only four months to go until the big day, royal wedding fever has already gripped parts of the creative community – largely those involved in ceramics, unsurprisingly, as Majesty magazine reveals. (Just the $70 for the ‘tankard’ then.)

And in an attempt to combat the tidal wave of tack that accompanies any decent royal wedding the Lord Chamberlain, Earl Peel, has already issued a formal memorandum indicating that tea towels, for one, are right out.

So London-based creative agency KK Outlet decided to create some of their own souvenir plates for the more design-conscious fans of British royalty.

Many of the sentiments may not be wholly endorsed by The Palace, but we love the fact that April 29 2011 is already proving to be a special day for millions of fans of that other UK institution: the public holiday.

The plates will be available to purchase from KK Outlet from January 15. See kkoutlet.com.


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  • http://www.laurajanevest.co.uk Laura Jane Vest

    Ha ha excellent! I could be mega tempted to buy the ‘thanks for the free day off’ one.

  • http://stuffihavedone.com/blog Will

    Absolutely brilliant!

  • Ross

    SNiGgEr! Just imagine the reaction in the Royal House when they see this rebellious graphic design/ironically ugly crockery! There will be uproar across the land! Bring on the revolution! Bring out Charlie Gilmour! I can’t wait! CHoRtLe. Economic crisis? What economic crisis? Splash out on these babies this Christmas and show your true anarchic character to your graphic design pals. Wahey! Anyhoo…

  • marqwuh

    Hey there, Ross – rockin’ with the hate posse, huh? LoViNg your tYpOgraPhy too, bwoi! Hope no one confuses it with a conscious style choice.

  • http://www.salvatorelillini.com Salvatore

    the best next gift to bring to all of your friend from london.

  • Lou


  • http://www.oneshotstudio.co.uk Rob


  • Ross

    marqwuh and here’s me thinking that KK were ‘rocking’ with the hate posse’ with regards to the Right Royal Wedding

  • http://www.photography-angel.com just Jody

    I love these plate designs, amazing fun, I look forward to purchasing one or all of them, they make me giggle! I shall retweet this url.

  • http://www.webvideostore.co.uk Rufus

    Thanks For the Free Day Off was EXACTLY what I was thinking when I heard the news theyw ere marrying. Otherwise, meh…

  • http://www.webdesignkc.co.uk/ Rory

    These brilliant, love the Facebook one.
    Can’t wait to ‘celebrate’ that wedding, four day weekend you say?

  • http://www.chrisshipton.com/2010/12/its-a-royal-wedding-mug-available-now/ Chris Shipton

    Well it’s time to jump on the bandwagon. I have a Royal Wedding mug available here: http://www.chrisshipton.com/2010/12/its-a-royal-wedding-mug-available-now/

  • J

    I simply love this

  • http://www.competitionhunter.com Iain

    I’d happily buy all of these.

  • bob

    I really like the Facebook-styled plate… Umm… sorry to point this out, but The Queen is not an HRH! Should be HM The Queen if anything…

  • http://www.andyjohno.co.uk andyjohno

    Ha! Most enjoyable…

  • http://blog.martinvaresio.com.ar Martin Varesio

    love the thought and passion gone into the illustration.

  • http://SepiaPidgeon.com Clay Ward

    Brilliant. Let’s make scrambled eggs.

  • http://www.gradiate.co.uk James Greenfield

    Day Off plate is a gem. Well done.

  • http://www.foliofruit.com Grace

    Thanks for putting a smile on my face whilst I’m working like a machine to meet today’s deadline!

  • Tofurky

    More interested in seeing their heads on a platter…

  • http://www.superfried.com superfried

    Nice work! Would be good if they used suitable ‘day off’ style packaging, such as a take away pizza box.

  • http://www.stripeyhorsecreative.com stripeyhorse

    Love the free day off one. Its exactly what everyone was thinking when the news broke!

  • A

    Nooo! I don’t think you should have made an exception!!

  • http://www.chrishannah.co.uk/chad Chad’s Eye View

    I for one will be looking to get royally pi**ed

  • http://adlib.co Curator

    Perfect for the lol generation. It’s about as much as their pretty little heads can cope with after watching endless ‘X Factor’ and ‘I’m a Z list celeb, put me out of my misery’, imho. lmao.

  • http://www.cookiecreative.net Graphic Design Manchester

    Could have been a lot better :(

  • Fluorescent Beige

    It’s certainly an alternative to the grain!!!

  • http://www.orsonkartt.com orson

    if you want royal ceramics with a twist try http://www.orsonkartt.com

  • http://www.beyondthequeen.blogspot.com Carey

    Absolutely fantastic! I love them!

  • Yer Maw

    So Graphic Design Manchester care to show us your designs
    come on put your ceramics where your mouth is 😉

  • Daniel

    Tottaly brililant!

    I liked the facebook plate!

  • PM

    How long before the cracks appear????? No not the ceramics….the marriage!!! Haha

  • Dieter

    Nice idea. Feels a bit rushed though. But KK are brill.

  • Nathan

    I Salute you.

    Fab designs.

  • frankie

    how much do you think each fabulous plate will cost?

  • http://www.dhub.com/work/identity/royal-wedding-collection James

    We are pleased to see someone else had a similar idea to us of jumping on the creative wedding band wagon, we took a little more of a serious look at the designs – what do you think?

  • Davidice

    Whos is will and Kate ?

  • Zammo

    And bringing up the rear (apologies in advance…) with a new low in Royal Wedding Memorabilia is this: http://www.crownjewelscondoms.com

  • krina

    Cool! Love the humour.

  • http://bluepigdesign.co.uk bluepigcreative

    Don’t like them all – but like the facebook version.

  • DanCook

    Is it me or is the word ‘IT’ on ‘IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME’ poorly type set?!

  • DanCook

    Is it me or is the word ‘IT’ on ‘IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME’ poorly type set?!

  • LadyDre

    What ‘free’ day off? Many will be working e.g people in retail as many shops will be open, ditto garages, cafes, restaurants (minimum wage anyone?).
    And for anyone self employed no work = no pay. Great plates tho’
    PS hope it’s cheaper than the Pope’s visit at £7million

  • robin

    Just another day on the dole for everyone. Why could they not have done this three years ago when we had jobs.

  • http://www.photographic-art.co.uk Dave Fowler

    I’d love to own any one of these, but would only end up wasting the 20 nicker when I throw it at the telly on 29 April.

    For a bit of irreverence more suited to my budget I’ve found these…



    Off with our heads!

  • HM Private Secretary

    HRH The Queen?!? HM The Queen surely…

  • http://www.chrishannah.co.uk/chad Chris Hannah

    Speaking of crockery, I’ve got a sneak peek of Kate and Will’s Wedding Gift List:


  • http://www.crunchlunch.co.uk James Nixon

    Ha Ha! Love these!

  • http://www.london43.com London43

    Where can I buy these?

  • http://www.housetrip.com/en/london Elliot

    Absolutely outstanding, but still gutted to not have seen these in the shops.

  • http://www.lyst.com Jim

    Only just seen these- brings back memories of that great day!