Coffee Cup Project
The take out Coffee Cup is here to stay. It’s in our Psyche by now and at Clement & Pekoe, we prepare in excess of 700 take out cups a day.So how about a series of bespoke cups available exclusively at our South William Street and temple Bar locations, we thought!. We wanted to use our Coffee Cup as a blank canvass and an exciting way to work some of the very talented creative people that frequent our Cafe. Here’s what we have done to date:
Pierce Healy Studio
Pierce Healy was our go to person to run the initial bespoke cup idea by.
He is a self proclaimed ‘Human Swiss army knife’ referring to the many materials and mediums that he works in. Needless to say, he loved the idea and wanted to be involved. He designed and illustrated two detailed pen and ink drawings not dissimilar to his engraving work that entertained and seamlessly wrapped around the cups.For our 8oz cup, he took inspiration from all things Dublin including the Ha’penny bridge, the Four Courts, Our Georgian Front Door and logo to name but a few, (actually keep looking, not sure I got everything!) So good that the design was poorly copied for another Dublin establishment, but Hey, we’ll take it as a compliment! Our cozy 12oz cup was a beautifully illustrated coat of fur, perfect for the tea, hot chocolate and Mocha that it holds within. We were thrilled with the result and took such pride seeing the cups being carried around the neighbourhood secretly knowing where they derived from.
Solus Street Artist
We teamed up with Dublin street artist, Solus, to continue our unique approach to our take away Cups. His work is about conquering inner demons and life’s challenges.
Solus’s first solo exhibition (Mis Spent Youth) was in the Culture Box in Temple Bar, Dublin in 2011. This had lead Solus to have sell out shows in Ireland and abroad.
Solus designed our Cups with his latest inspiration – an astronaut theme. Both designs although very different, in navy and sea blue, are vibrant and suited a gloss finish. He chose to work our logo into the design and also to leave a cheeky lipstick mark at the lip of the 8 oz cup.
Dublin born, Danielle Romeril is a vibrant, contemporary womenswear designer. Now living in London, she has been awarded many accolades such as Irish Tatler Woman of The Year for Fashion 2015, the brand is nominated for the British Isles finals of the Woolmark Award 2016/2017 and Danielle has been nominated as Breakthrough Womenswear Designer of the Year by WGSN.
She designed our most recent Cup called ‘Crush’, as for the first time, we have taken the very important step of using compostable materials. ‘I was thrilled to be asked to collaborate with the brilliant people at Clement & Pekoe on their first ever compostable coffee cup.
I created a limited-edition design, a simple, abstract reflection on the ‘breaking down’ of the cup in the composting process. I took a line and multiplied it; then I broke, crushed and fragmented those lines.
I injected bold, unexpected colours into the design to reflect Dublin’s vibrant street art and because everyone needs a splash of colour on a dull morning.
You may notice that this is a logo-free collaboration; we wanted the design to do the talking. The punchy print draws the eye, but leaves a sense of mystery…”where did they get that coffee?”’