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The Design of our Sponsored Knight is Revealed

After much anticipation, we are delighted to be able to finally reveal the design of our Knight for the Lincoln Knights’ Trail.

He’s everyone’s favourite heroic outlaw, who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor… Introducing Robin Hood, aka ‘Lincoln Green’, from artist Deven Bhurke.

The design features the final verse from a poem written by John Keats in 1820, which includes the line “Honour to the Lincoln green!”, on the Knight’s shield.

Lincoln in the Middle Ages was a prosperous and thriving city, and perhaps most famous of the city’s wares were its beautifully coloured and highly prized textiles, with one shade in particular very popular: Lincoln Green. They produced this shade by dyeing the cloth with woad (Isatis tinctoria) to give it a strong blue, then overdyeing it yellow with weld (Reseda luteola) or dyers’ broom, Genista tinctoria. The colour since became synonymous with the stories of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

At Your Print Partner, we have continued that Lincoln tradition of producing brightly coloured textiles — however nowadays we prefer to use inks and digital UV printers!

 

All thirty six Knights were unveiled in full to guests and the media for the very first time in a special launch event at The Showroom in Lincoln this week.

The hand-painted sculptures will form part of a special trail through the city, marking the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest, between May 20 and September 3.

More information about the Knights’ Trail can be found on the official website www.knightstrail.com.

We will be taking our sponsored Knight on tour before the beginning of the Trail in May, so for updates follow our Team YPP Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages (#LincolnGreen)

 

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YPP on Target for Red Bull

At Your Print Partner we are very proud to have designed and supplied the printed pitch graphics for another consecutive year for Red Bull’s nationwide ‘Neymar Jrs Five’ football tournament.

In its first year, Neymar Jr’s Five had over 65,000 players take part from 47 countries… But now, in 2017, the tournament is bigger and better than ever. More than 50 countries, spread over 6 continents will host tournament qualifiers in a bid to have their National Finalists take home the trophy!

Here in the UK, the tournament kicked off at the weekend in London, and is set to visit another 13 locations across the country before our national champions are crowned and sent to the finals in Brazil.

Each nation brands its own tournament differently, along the theme of street football, and at YPP we were delighted to be asked to create the design concepts for the UK.

We designed and printed made-to-measure fabric graphics for the goals, foamex boards to brand the pitch sides, as well as flags, signage and posters to promote the event locations.

 

With the next UK qualifier set to take place in Bristol on the 14th March, there’s still time to register your team to take part. To sign you and your friends up for the chance to represent the UK in Brazil, visit the official event website neymarjrsfive.com.

To follow the action at all the Neymar Jrs Five events taking place across the world, search for #NEYMARJRSFIVE on twitter.