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2 Sep 2019

Graphics student and alumna create Loughborough-inspired cups

Local bakery Bom Bom Patisserie has teamed up with Pickle Illustration, a company headed by a Graphics student and alumna duo, to create recyclable takeaway cups that encapsulate the café’s community spirit.

Pickle Illustration was founded recently by final-year student Lauren Jefferis (BA Graphic Communication and Illustration) and alumna Olivia Collins (BA Graphic Communication and Illustration, 2019). The pair aim to offer creative solutions to businesses through bespoke illustrations.

Bom Bom Patisserie, which is a few minutes' walk from campus, is popular with staff, students and the public.

The design of the cups is based on ‘a community spirit that can enact change’, featuring illustrations of customers enjoying the café, sat down or on-the-go, and even includes one in the University-style sporting clothing.

The cups also aim to be more environmentally friendly, with Pickle Illustration stating: ‘We think it’s great that the cups are more environmentally sustainable which is something we definitely support and hope that this will encourage more cafes in the area to do so.’

As well as her work with Pickle Illustration, Lauren has recently worked with the University’s Creative and Print Services to create a print illustration for sale, embodying the quirks of life at Loughborough University.

The print includes Loughborough favourites such as Charlie the Cat and the famous Loughborough hoodies as well as landmarks such as the Carillon Tower and Hazlerigg Hall.

Discover more about Pickle Illustration’s projects on their website and contact the team by email if you are interested in collaborating.

Find out more about Bom Bom Patisserie.