There’s always plenty going on at CPC HQ with new palette designs to work on, new partnerships to support, large-format installations to measure up and new coffee to sample (not an essential part of the diary but, you know, COFFEE!).
So, we thought it only right that we update you lovely people with our latest news...
We’ve been busy!
New Colour Palettes
Always top of our to-do list is to create new palette designs for new locations across the country.
We love hearing from people with suggestions for new places to feature and only wish we had time to do more (something we’re looking into).
Please keep the ideas coming – it’s great to hear from you.
One of the most suggested locations for a palette has been for the historic Midlands city of Worcester.
It’s a wonderful, vibrant place, not far from our offices (we’re based in Birmingham) and it’s only right it has its own palette to shout about wonderful Worcester people and places.
The Worcester Colour Palette is a celebration of a city famous for delicious condiments, Elgar’s wonderful music and a beautiful Midlands Cathedral. The Worcester Colour Palette is available as an art print to frame, mug (with a free coffee!), heavyweight cotton tote bag and cotton apron.
We’ve also turned our creative attention north of the border and created a new palette for Glasgow. This was shaped by a great friend who loves and lives in the city and knows everything there is to know about it.
The Glasgow Colour Palette features a vibrant mixture of locations such as Finnieston Crane, the river Clyde, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and more local icons.
Finally, we’re totally in love with our third recent arrival, the Bristol Colour Palette. This, too, was one that featured highly on your suggestions list and, well, who are we to argue?
The Bristol palette features Concorde, the Old Vic Theatre, Brunel and, of course, Banksy. It’s an eclectic collection that makes for a wonderful gradient of swatches.
The three new palettes are already proving popular but if you haven’t seen your palette suggestion mentioned yet, please bear with us, we’re working our way across the UK.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
You may have seen the Birmingham Colour Palette mug is available exclusively at the Birmingham Museums online gift shop – the one-stop retail home for local makers and unique Brummie gifts.
We’re so proud to be a part of this mix and delighted our partnership with the Museum has been renewed for another year.
So if you’re looking for the Brummie mug, here’s where you need to go.
The Royal Leamington Spa Colour Palette
Another exciting project that has been keeping us occupied is The Royal Leamington Spa Colour Palette. All seven of them!
This has been a fascinating process with all palettes shaped by suggestions from residents of the Royal town.
The consultation period has now finished and we’re working on the final palettes to feature super-sized in the underpass at Leamington rail station in time for thousands of Commonwealth Games visitors in the summer of 2022.
Colour Palette designer Stacey Barnfield has been visiting schools in Leamington as part of an education project led by Heart of England Community Rail Partnership to encourage schoolchildren to think about colours in their area in art lessons.
It’s been a fantastic project and we can’t wait for all to be revealed!
York Museums Trust
We’re continuing our partnership with York Museums Trust who commissioned The Colour Palette Company to create a palette for the city to stock in its gift shop at York Art Gallery.
This was great fun to work on (largely because it involved spending time in the city) and we’re delighted to report it is proving popular with more items being reprinted.
Thank you so much for visiting the gallery and buying a card!
And, finally, more palette partnerships!
Finally, for spring 2022, we’re working with more museums and visitor organisations to create bespoke palettes for gift shops, destination welcome gifts and large-format palettes in centres.
We can’t say too much at the moment as we iron out the details but keep an eye on our social media for announcements.