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cuncodeCupPicWe recently came across this new concept – digital fabrication.

The design company team at cunicode set themselves the target of designing and creating a new coffee cup every day for a month.

You can see the results of their energy and imagination here. The concepts they work with are a long way from the potters wheel and the handcrafted cup.

I suspect to completely stock a coffee shop with these products would be a very expensive exercise indeed, at thirty to forty euros a go. However, as single ‘coffee art’ purchases for the discerning buyer they make a statement without doubt.

The finished products can be from Glazed Ceramics at Shapeways.

Have a look at the cunicode site, to see digital representations of the finished cups.

Really great coffee should have a really great cup, of course.

You can now get our coffee blog news on your mobile phone or portable device.

The newsfeed has been reformatted and will look good, and informative, on your smaller screen device.

Access to the mobile blog pages can be through the ‘mobile blog’ button on the front page of our Caffe Carino website.

Or, if you have a QR reader in your phone, take a photograph from this screen of the QR image above and navigate directly to our mobile newsfeed.

You can find our mobile page here.

Keeping you informed on the coffee front – Caffee Carino.

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Image: l/r Deborah Pinder, Tim Smith, Liam Warsop, Anna Phipps and Paul Clarkson.

Yesterday we had our presentation to the successful graphic designer Liam Warsop, who created our new logo to support the Caffe Carino brand.

The successful design is displayed behind the group in this photograph.

Liam is a student on the Foundation Graphic Design course at Norton College, part of The Sheffield College.

The cheque and our gratitude was presented to Liam by Anna Phipps, Head of Operations at Caffe Carino. Anna thanked Liam …for his inspirational work and was delighted to see both how much new technology the college makes available to students, but also how supportive and creative the atmosphere at the College was.

Liam was supported at the ceremony by Paul Clarkson, Graphic Design Lecturer at Norton College and by Deborah Pinder, Enterprise Development Manager for the College.

Tim Smith, a director of JFC (Yorkshire) Limited the Caffe Carino parent company, told Liam …how delighted the team were to have their new logo, and that the team would watch Liam’s graphic design career with interest.

Norton College Foundation Graphic Design students are shortly to go to New York as part of their studies and we hope the additional prize funds come in useful.

Thanks to Norton College for making us so welcome – we hope to return with more design competitions and prizes in the future.

You can see our Design page on the Caffe Carino website here.

Caffe Carino logoWe were delighted to be able to offer students on the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design at Norton College: part of  The Sheffield College  the opportunity to try out their skills in designing a new logo for Caffe Carino.

Our thanks to the design team and to Paul Clarkson of Norton College: part of  The Sheffield College for supporting the students and facilitating the design process.

The winning design, above, was created by Liam Warsop. A lively, informative image which captured the essence of our business, without the need for additional words we felt. You can see Liam’s work now featured on the Caffe Carino website.

Fantastic Liam, we shall look for your future work with great interest.

The rest of the design team also produced highly innovative and stylish designs. There is a small gallery of their work on our coffee design page on the Caffe Carino main website. Have a look and see some great design from students at  Norton College: part of  The Sheffield College.

We’ll be featuring images of the award to Liam, with his permission, on our pages too. Check back for a coffee break!

We would not hesitate to consult any member of the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design team for inspiration and delivery – although we could only have one finalist on this occasion.

A design exercise by students at The Sheffield CollegeWe are delighted that a group of students on the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design course at Norton College: part of  The Sheffield College have taken up our challenge to create a brand new logo for our Caffe Carino brand.

The students are working to produce a suite of designs for the end of this month, which we will evaluate in concert with the design team from the college.

We will look to carry the winning design through into our print and web marketing, making sure that the winning designer receives full and enduring credit for their work.

We know all the design ideas will be great and would use them all if we had enough businesses…but we have only one Caffe Carino.

The winning design student will secure a prize of £200 and get to see their creative output on our chic coffee vehicles as they traverse the city in pursuit of coffee excellence.

Thanks to Norton College – part of  The Sheffield College for allowing the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design students to take up the challenge, which fits well with our social business/personal and creative development ethos.

We will certainly go back to our ‘creative team’ as other design challenges emerge.

Watch this space for some pictures of the consultation event…and the winning design of course.