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COLLECTABLE CITIES

Design | May 13, 2023 |

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Collectable Cities
The Modern Souvenir

Humour meets beautiful character design in these limited edition art toys – something fun and unique for your bookshelf or desk. Collectable Cities have reimagined the souvenir with their pocket-size city icons; the perfect design-led gift or take-home. They’re absolutely bursting with personality, and were made to bring a smile to your face. The character design is cute and classic, with the perfect measure of edge – giving them a broad appeal. Each stands at 8-11cm tall, some coming with additional props (corgi, leg of ham…) and beautifully packaged in bright, recyclable boxes with a hand-numbered collector’s card.

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As avid travellers, founders Caitlin and Joseph noticed a curation of mementoes slowly forming in their home over the years – items that connect back to times and places of excitement, joy and learning. That feeling of connection and the stories sparked by these fun little items formed the idea behind their figures. Having run a successful creative studio (Fancy Lamp) for many years, they were excited to take on a creative brief of their own. With the goal of spreading that joy to others, the first line of five collectable London figures was designed along with their slick and colourful brand and packaging.

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’We really had to make a go of it based on the initial response we received on TikTok. We found such an engaged and excited community there who helped us narrow down the initial release and fine-tune the designs’ – says Joseph. Production was partly funded (in four days!) through Kickstarter, and those orders were shipped out to 18 countries. Collectable Cities have since been featured in The London Illustration Fair and Top Drawer exhibition, and the figures have been extremely well received for quality and originality.

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The concept is massive, and Collectable Cities intends to make many more mini mascots to represent our wonderfully diverse and interesting world. What figures would you like to see? Let them know on social! They’re working towards being available in the best galleries, museums and independent gift shops, and already offer international delivery through their online shop. They also have a range of cute and colourful enamel pins and risograph posters available. The ultimate goal is to allow unique and interesting stories to reach and resonate with new audiences, and to spread joy throughout our daily lives.

more. www.collectablecities.com

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