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Roland and Renault make dreams come true

At this year’s Sign and Digital UK exhibition, Roland DG, in partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team, offered visitors the opportunity to win a selection of F1 experiences.The winners have now been announced as follows: The winner of the grand prize, Lakhvir Sahota, attended the Hungarian Grand Prix and,as well as enjoying the race, he was also treated to a behind-the-scenes tour courtesy of the team, before having his photo taken with Renault Sport Formula One Teamdriver, Nico Hülkenberg. Tim Douglas of Moto Graphix received the second prize, which was the opportunity to attend the British Grand...

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A logo the size of a house

When Reliance Medical, the UK’s leading trade distributor of surgical dressings, healthcare products, medical equipment and first aid supplies, moved from Congleton to a 25,000sq.ft warehousing facility in Kidsgrove, it needed eye-catching branding. The company thus commissioned Signs Express (Stoke) to create a signage solution that reflected the significance of this development, while also symbolising Reliance Medical’s growth, aspirations and optimism for the future. When designing the signs, the team at Signs Express (Stoke), which was established almost 20 years ago and is owned and operated by Craig Tiley, had a lot to consider. In the first instance the...

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May the force be with you

Massivit 3D, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication, has unveiled the ‘world’s first’ 3D printed Poe Dameron X-Wing Fighter charity wheelchair costume at Comic-Con International , which took place in San Diego, on 19th-22nd July. The costume was the vision of non-profit organisation, Magic Wheelchair, and created for Star Wars fanatic, thirteen-year old Vedant Singhania. Companies who collaborated with Magic Wheelchair to make this project a reality include, PixologicInc, responsible for the design and modelling, Dangling Carrot Creative who 3D printed the costume with Massivit 3D donating the printing materials, and Monster City Studios...

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A question of timing

Graphic display specialist Leach Impact has just completed an interior rebrand project within the renowned Manchester Arena. Luxury watchmaker Raymond Weil,wich was recently announced as the arena’s ‘official time partner’ and headline sponsor of the venue’s VIP Icons Bar,commissioned Leach to maximiseits exposure within this vibrant space. The result of this two-week project is a striking, media-rich display that pays homage to both brands. Leach’s in-house innovation team designed a bespoke lightbox and guitar case with acrylic face and RGB lights, in celebration of the legends who have played at the venue. Table-top vinyl graphics, cut-vinyl applied to mirrors,...

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A revamp in Whitechapel

The Islington centre of sign and graphics and visual communication specialist, Fastsigns, is celebrating following the completion of an ambitious project to mark the launch of the New Road Hotel in Whitechapel.  The Islington team of graphic experts was tasked with revamping the iconic former textile factory, which includes 80 bedrooms, hot tubs, a penthouse and a new Marco Pierre White restaurant, Mr. White’s English Chophouse. The project involved designing and fitting fascia lettering across the front of the building using a 15-metre cherry picker, three projection signs, window graphics, internal vinyls, illuminated window menus, a banner, directional signage...

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