I recently got involved in producing some design ideas for a fundraising ‘Bag for Life‘ for Cymdeithas Rieni, Parents Association at Ysgol Gymraeg Castell-nedd, my children’s school. Sara and I bounced off a few ideas, wanting to produce a design that appealed to both Welsh & English speaking parents whilst firmly being distinctly a Welsh bag and not just another generic reusable bag. So the double meaning concept of Caru Cymru, loving Wales and that you’re carrying a bag and Wales around with you whenever you take it, came to light. It’s definitely inspired by the ‘I heart NYC’ logo designed by Milton Glaser, but hopefully works in it’s own right.
Here is the final design selected by the committee along with two other idea’s submitted. It’s the first tote bag I’ve designed and hopefully not the last, although I’ll reserve judgement until I see the finished items, which should be arriving soon. Will update with a photo of the bags at a later date as well as where to purchase and their cost.