Loughborough-inspired cups created through alumni collaboration

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

Bom Bom Patisserie was founded by Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences alumna Dr Marta Oliveira Child, who graduated from Loughborough in 2012.

The bakery, founded in 2012, is widely popular amongst Loughborough residents, students and staff. In May, the bakery won a Best Cafe Award.

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

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.’

Lauren has also 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.

Find out more about Bom Bom Patisserie.

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