The art of merchandising.....

It is always exciting when a client says that they would like a suite of merchandise to promote their brand or a new product, or even just for a bit of fun for kids. Whether it be mugs, magnets or masks these items are a fantastic way of engaging your audience or gaining internal buy-in with staff. Over the past few months Starfish have produced several of these corporate give-away packages for a variety of clients from diverse sectors.

For MetroBus UK we created a range of products aimed mostly at the younger audience for their Meerkat Bus which included sticker sheets, badges and cut-out masks. The other collection was covered in the 'summer destination' illustrations which can be seen on their fleet of buses and included mugs, bags, ticket wallets and postcards.

Oxford Biomedica wanted a suite of merchandise designed to promote their new company values to all members of staff. We produced mugs, notebooks, pens and lanyards printed with both their company logo and the new icons which represent each of the values: Have Integrity; Be Inspired and Deliver Innovation.

If you feel you business would benefit from branded merchandise, give us a shout.

Launch of Hampshire's Food Festival

A sunny afternoon in Hillplace, Swanmore saw the launch of this year's Hampshire Food Festival.

It was great to see all of our foodie illustrations around the site on pop-up banners, posters and, of course, the programme of events. It was also great to meet a lot of the producers who are participating in the Festival and sample their wares!

Taking place throughout the month of July, the Festival comprises over 60 events hosted and run by Hampshire's finest producers, growers and chefs. On offer this year are: farm visits; vineyard tours; cookery masterclasses; pop-up dinners; tasting events; distillery and brewery tours; artisan markets and more. 


Free copies of the Hampshire Food Festival 2018 programme are available to pick up from local retailers, libraries, pubs, restaurants, hotels and Southern Co-op stores.

Getting active on Castle Field!

This Saturday saw the return of Sweat Southsea's Fitness Festival on Castle Field. This inclusive event celebrates a healthy lifestyle and is aimed at inspiring people to have fun and get more active in daily life.

The sun was shining all day and the crowds came out in force to participate in a wide range of activities including trampolining, TRX classes, Power Plate, Duathlon, pilates, yogs,five aside football and a whole host of activities for kids. The healthy food market also made sure everyone was well fuelled!


Hampshire Food Festival 2018

Food and Illustrations. Two of our most favourite things here at Starfish! So, we were rather cheery when it was decided to go with an illustrative approach to this year's Hampshire Food Festival materials.

A comprehensive suite of images was created including beetroot, lavender, grapes and salmon and appear on the pull up panels, preview leaflet and throughout the Programme of Events which will be released later in the month.


The festival itself spans the month of July and comprises over 60 events throughout the County.