Mention Roy of the Rovers and you’ll bring a smile to almost any football fan over the age of 50. Melchester Rover and their star striker Roy are legends in both the football and comic book worlds. And now Roy is back for a new young audience of football fans with help from The National Football Museum and football clubs around the UK. They were looking for a way to bring Roy to younger football fans through an interactive installation to provide a fully branded drawing table to drawer and colour cartoons of Roy.
For a long time the NFM has wanted to engage kids with Roy through interactive games and creativity. One activity that kids love is drawing Roy in their own way on newspaper and comic strips to help tell their own fun story. So popular was this activity they decided to dedicate a whole section of the museum to it and wanted a workspace for the kids which would help inspire them.
They asked us to design and build a light table for kids branded in Melchester Rover club colours so they could trace and draw like never before.
We came up with a handful of initial possibilities with one design being refined further and tested with help from some of our own kids!