Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty, by driving positive change through the power of entertainment. Since its foundation in 1985, it has raised over £650m and worked in 76 countries around the world. Its major fundraising campaign, Red Nose Day, is held every two years and culminates with a night of comedy and entertainment on the BBC. A key piece of merchandise for the campaign is the famous Red Nose, which has sold over 60m units over the past 25 years.
During the design development of the Red Nose for 2011, Comic Relief required photorealistic images of the proposed concept as a crucial aid to the sign-off process. With a very technically difficult brief, no 3D CAD and with a tight deadline Fripp Design and Research used unique CAD technology, turning the work around and fulfilling the brief in very quick time. The project was a crucial stage in the process from the 2D hand-rendered creative idea into a tangible product enabling the lead design to be signed off and the creation of a master mould