Blog | An Icon
January 25 2018 – James Oakley
We take time and dedication over the production of our icons. Whether we are designing bespoke icons for team and clubs or exploring new designs for our standard range, we aim to make organising your kit that much easier with simple recognisable designs.
Our icons are an integral part of our product. Inserted in to every KitBrix end pocket, we want to make sure you are ready at all times at a moments notice, with clearly marked modular bags. We want to ensure our icons give you complete visibility where your kit is stored. Each KitBrix has an end pocket where an icon slots, acting as an end panel to identify your kit bag.
The whole idea behind KitBrix was generated from an episode of 'missing kit on race day'. The frustration of getting to an event or training session without key elements of your kit setup is annoying to say the least. It also costs you time, energy and money. We are not saying that KitBrix will help you remember everthing but with our downloadable checklists, easily marked KitBrix bags and no nonsense attitude to organisation, we hope you are in a better overall state of preparedness.
Once our icons have been designed, they are sent to our team at Pebl Graphics, a boutique operation from a warehouse located in Dorset, UK.
"First, the artwork gets checked by our graphic designers to ensure it has been received correctly before being sent through our system to print. The design is then transferred to our machine which prints onto the sheet of Polypropylene plastic…which is recyclable.”
“…The inks need to be layered a few times over to ensure the colour is exact to your designs before it is transferred to the cutting table where the measurements of the icons are programmed into the machine and cut”.
The word bespoke is derived from the verb to bespeak, meaning to "speak for something". The particular meaning of the verb form is first cited from 1583 "to speak for, to arrange for, engage beforehand: to ‘order’ (goods)”. The expression came into use among English tailors in the seventeenth century to describe garments made precisely according to the customer’s wishes and at KitBrix, we aim to carry out a service that offers, albeit simple, personalisation the impact of which we hope will save you time and energy in kit recognition.
We are now provdiing bespoke solutions for professional cycle teams, swimming teams and clubs all over Europe. The service helps us to provide our customers with a different option than a normal kit bag.
"It's not about the bag, it's about getting to your kit in an orderly and timley manner to save you time and energy. No fuss, just organised kit"
"An icon" | Written by the team at KitBrix.