illy City Mug – Winner announcement

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So many of you joined illy City Mug with more than 2,000 entries. We’re just amazed for the great level of creativity reached by your graphics. Indeed, the challenge launched by illy met with great interest among all of you and a lot of new mates as well joined the Community to be part of it.

We were looking for six graphics to represent six world-famous cities around the world: Rome, Milan, Paris, London, San Francisco and Hong Kong. All participants were, in fact, invited to submit one proposal per city, providing the full set of mugs.

And… after a tough selection by the illy jury, we finally have a winner to announce.

The Winner
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Mie Araki

Mie Araki was born in Japan. She is a graphic and textile designer and an illustrator. She specializes in woodcut prints. She has published five picture books in Japan, the U. S. and Korea. Her works were accepted to 2000 Bologna Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition (Italy) and The Original Art Exhibition 2003 (USA).

The graphics

“The jury has chosen Mie’s artwork for its original interpretation of the cities peculiar characteristics, using an illustration style that we feel is very much in line with illycaffè’s artistic projects.” – illy jury

Rome – Line Mug

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Let’s go back to the basics. The city’s beautiful piazzas have been translated into a synthesis of straight lines and bold colors, with a hand drawn texture that conveys warmth and comfort– perfect for your afternoon coffee break.

Milan – Line Mug

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Let’s go back to the basics. The Gothic facade of the Milan Cathedral has been translated into a synthesis of straight lines and bold colors, with a hand drawn texture that conveys warmth and comfort– perfect for your afternoon coffee break.

Paris – Line Mug

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Let’s go back to the basics. The Seine River its two islands has been translated into a synthesis of straight lines and bold colors, with a hand drawn texture that conveys warmth and comfort– perfect for your afternoon coffee break.

London – Line Mug

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Let’s go back to the basics. The pouring rains of London’s winters have been translated into a synthesis of straight lines and bold colors, with a hand drawn texture that conveys warmth and comfort– perfect for your afternoon coffee break.

San Francisco – Line Mug

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Let’s go back to the basics. The hilly landscape of the city has been translated into a synthesis of straight lines and bold colors, with a hand drawn texture that conveys warmth and comfort– perfect for your afternoon coffee break.

Hong Kong – Line Mug

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Let’s go back to the basics. The iconic glow of the Hong Kong lanterns has been translated into a synthesis of straight lines and bold colors, with a hand drawn texture that conveys warmth and comfort– perfect for your afternoon coffee break.

Congratulation for your idea and design.
Stay all tuned for new contests!

 

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This post has 15 comments

  • Lou 28 Apr 2014 at 05:25pm

    Huh…I am kinda disappointed…no offense, but there are a lot mug designs like this…and I looked trough some entries which are kinda more creative than chosen winner…:/
    Personally, I wouldn’t buy this cup.

    • Alessio 28 Apr 2014 at 06:07pm

      Of course in the world of communication design the essential lines are favourite respect to traditional designs, because they appear more unserstandable and clear. But I’m not agree with the jury, this was not the best design in the competition, the five drawings for me are cold, not representative of the cities and remind to ’60 patterns. I understood that would be selected six designers…..

  • Ana 28 Apr 2014 at 06:56pm

    Seriously? I can understand the design has a value because it’s draw by hand. But I don’t see nothing new chosen by Illy.

    • Sanja 29 Apr 2014 at 10:51am

      I was also drawing with hand…
      I think Illy played bit too safe.
      And as somebody here mentioned – it is cold and stereotyped.
      I wish that they give the contest to children (even if it’s a coffee brand) to make the mug design…mug would be much happier and easier to sell.

  • alessio 28 Apr 2014 at 08:17pm

    _Essential lines in design are always favourite because in the common opinion – they communicate a clear and understandable message.
    In this case I don’t feel anything, the graphics are cold and not expressive, they remind to ’60 patterns. In the contest the 90% of the graphics were stereotyped, so easy to eliminate.
    I think there were other graphics more original than the winner, but as happens in many contest, is not the idea that win but the commercial side_

    • Lou 29 Apr 2014 at 10:46am

      True, I agree with you 100 %. in my opinion there is nothing about this cup that says: buy me!
      I respect old techniques, they have certain aura about it…but not in this case.
      And yes, 90 % of entries here are stereotyped and seen already…

  • Carrie 28 Apr 2014 at 11:32pm

    I love these designs! So colorful and lively! Where/when can we buy these??

    • Creatiamix 29 Apr 2014 at 08:28am

      Congratulations Mie Russell!

      • Sanja 29 Apr 2014 at 10:53am

        But the colors are okay I guess…
        congrats anyway.

        • Yordanka 30 Apr 2014 at 07:05pm

          nice :)

          • Yordanka 30 Apr 2014 at 07:06pm

            nice

            • Antonia 30 Apr 2014 at 09:21pm

              I think it’s not the best entries.
              You do not understand what they represent.
              There are many mugs that are beautiful.
              I do not agree with this choice.

              • Antonia 01 May 2014 at 03:14pm

                I do not agree with this choice. There are better jobs than this. Never buy a mug with this graphic.

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