During the design development of the Red Nose for 2011, Comic Relief required photorealistic images of the proposed concept as a crucial aid to the sign-off process. With a very technically difficult brief, no 3D CAD and with a tight deadline, Fripp Design and Research used unique CAD technology, turning the work around and fulfilling the brief in very quick time. The project was a crucial stage in the process from the 2D hand-rendered creative idea into a tangible product enabling the lead design to be signed-off and the creation of a master mould.
Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty, by driving positive change through the power of entertainment. Since its foundation in 1985, it has raised over £650m and worked in 76 countries around the world. Its major fundraising campaign, Red Nose Day, is held every two years and culminates with a night of comedy and entertainment on the BBC. A key piece of merchandise for the campaign is the famous Red Nose, which has sold over 60m units over the past 25 years.
Working on this project was to prove as exciting as it was exacting for the project team at Fripp as Tom Fripp said,
“Although the process was demanding and required a high level of skill, all executed within a limited time frame, being able to contribute to Red Nose day in some small way was not a prospect we would have wanted to miss out on. And in keeping with the spirit of the event the team was happy to give their time to working on this project for free. We are just hoping the public take the new noses to heart and buy them in large numbers.”
About Fripp Design and Research
Fripp Design and Research is a dynamic product design, research and business consultancy, providing innovative solutions for its clients. Its team of talented experts has many years experience in all aspects of product and industrial design, working with many of the UK’s household brands in the process. Fripp Design and Research is able to apply its knowledge to any stage of the product development process from blue sky concept to the fine details of highly complex engineered products.
Fripp Design and Research was the first private sector knowledge base company to be awarded supplier status for Innovation Vouchers in the Yorkshire and Humber region, and the company has also been appointed suppliers to the North East region.