There is plenty that goes into the making of the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy. For most of the stakeholders of the game, the one feature that stands out is, naturally, its design.
The trophy requires a lot – can’t stress this enough – of planning. In the clip below, Steven Ottewill, the Trophy Director, and Zoe Clarke, its Design Manager, take us through how the silverware got its appearance.
“To be involved with the Cricket World Cup, to help bring the piece to fruition, is a real privilege for a manufacturer, a British manufacturer as well,” says Ottewill.
“The piece weighs about 11 kilos. Its height is 650mm tall. The base is a hardwood base – with any concept trophy, we have to render, draw to scale. We either draw freehand or pen work. That’s the starting point.”
It’s not just a matter of drawing it out. There are a lot of calculations behind it. “It’s a lot of responsibility,” says Clarke. “You need to be artistic, and try to produce a nice, organic looking design. But then you need to also have the math behind to work out how it’s being made, and to the drawings.”
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