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Author: James_Hirst

Appearances can be deceiving

Striking pink and blue displays handmade in Huddersfield by large-format specialist Leach, are now gracing the iconic Brooklyn Museum in New York, which is celebrating the works of the inspiring Mexican artist,Frida Kahlo with an exhibition entitled: Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving The exhibition, which includes paintings, photographs, film,plus personal artefacts from Frida Kahlo’s home, is the largest homage to the artist to be staged in the US for 10 years. The entrance to the museum features two ultra-illuminated pink and blue lightboxes, each of which measures 3.4-metres wide by 2.5-metres tall and is designed to provide the...

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Design inspiration

When London based interior decor company Designer Colours wanted to rebrand and update the signage at its large premises in Mill Hill, it commissioned W&Co to assist.  The brief decreed that the tired old signage needed to be removed and replaced with something more stylish that would attract new customers and boost Designer Colours’ visibility in the area. Accordingly, WCo recommended that the old signage be replaced with three Flex Face signs, comprising a large 21-metre canopy sign,together with a smaller stencil cut sign tray, 5.4-metres in length.   The three flex face signs, which cover an entire wall...

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A GREAT CELEBRATION OF THE BRITISH SIGN INDUSTRY

Nearly 300 sign industry professionals gathered at the Athena Centre in Leicester on Thursday (Nov. 8th) for the annual British Sign Awards where they were able to toast some of the best work completed by British sign businesses over the past year. A total of 15 awards were presented, covering every aspect of signmaking, from traditional crafts, through vehicle wraps and interior décor, to large scale, highly engineered signs.  The final award, the Sign of the Year, went to Blaze Signs for its work at the Grafton Centre in Cambridge.  The project consisted of 30 giant ‘lifestyle’ lightboxes, each...

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The Menin Gate Memorial reimagined

To commemorate the First World War Centenary, Signs Express (Central Lancashire) assisted Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with the installation a 5:1 replica of the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, which it decorated with over 30,000 hand-knitted poppies. Using LG Hausys Interior Film (ML56 Travertine White) purchased from All Print Supplies,combined with Metamark’s Digital Media, Signs Express (Central Lancashire) was able to transform the beautifully designed MDF structure into the Menin Gate by applying over 90 metres of printed vinyl to represent the red bricks, plaques and decorative features. Despite having to overcome such challenges as applying all...

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MetroWrapz is Avery’s King of the Wrap World

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has announced that MetroWrapz of Hollywood, Florida earned the title ‘King of the Wrap World’ for its Mission Flyer 2.0 vehicle wrap. The crowning of the new champ of the “Wrap Like A King” Challenge took place at the Avery Dennison booth at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. “The attention to detail on this project has raised the bar of any vehicle wrap we have ever created,” said Bruno Dede, president of MetroWrapz. “Chrome film with a matte lamination set this one of a kind wrap apart, and Avery Dennison film helped us...

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