TWO creative companies have drawn up an idea that will help up their sales in the build-up to Christmas.
West Woodburn-based artist Mary Ann Rogers, and fellow Northumbrian Fenwick Smith, of LikeMyCase.com, have collaborated on a project that will see Mary Ann’s iconic images on the backs of mobile phones.
The cases are designed for iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5, Blackberry Curve and Bold, and also Samsung Galaxy S2.
Currently there are four designs ... hounds, pheasant, fox and bearded iris.
Both Mary Ann and Fenwick produce unique quality products. The two saw a distinct market with the increasing appeal of smart phones to more and more people, not just the younger generation.
Mary Ann said: “Working with Fenwick and LikeMyCase.com made the production process so easy and I was delighted to keep the business within Northumber- land.
“Supporting one another at a business-to-business level is crucial as we look to recover from such a deflated economy.
“I love the idea of making my paintings mobile, moving around the countryside and this is a great step forward for my business, targeting another niche market aside from my usual customers.”
The process involves digitally printing the image on to a specially developed polymer film.
The film is then heated and vacuum formed over the product. The process gives a total repeatable coverage over complex 3D surfaces with a high-quality durable image.
Fenwick said: “We were very impressed at how the finer details and vibrant colours of Mary Ann’s paintings were able to be replicated on the phone covers.”