These ping pong table designs are a smash hit

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(Image credit: Campbell Hay)

Ping pong tables might not strike you as an obvious support for bold graphic design but London-based consultancy Campbell Hay has produced a series of colourful table designs that capture the speed and energy of the sport.

With abstract geometric patterns and a bright colour palette, the eight designs take inspiration from typical moves in ping pong. They play with the sport’s vocabulary applying words like bounce, smash and spin applied in oversized type (for more graphic design inspiration see our guide to the best graphic design books).

Campbell Hay produced the tables with table tennis specialist The Art of Ping Pong, which offers a range of funky tables, bats and accessories and organises ping pong parties. Two of the tables were produced in fibreglass reinforced polyester with polished steel legs and nets. These are available to play in London’s Islington Square. Another six smaller tables in laminated birch plywood are on display at The Gallery at Islington Square until September 2021.

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The designs use bold type and bright colours (Image credit: Campbell Hay)

The consultancy further enhanced the tables through augmented reality, using filters to make them come to life on the screen. If you need software to enhance your own designs see our guide to the best graphic design software.

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news and features, updates buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A writer and translator, he also works as a project manager at London and Buenos Aires-based design and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing photography, video content, graphic design and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He enjoys photography, particularly nature photography, wellness and he dances Argentine tango.