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Author: James_Hirst

The perfect reflection

The Manchester School of Art, which is part of Manchester Metropolitan University, has gained a reputation for offering excellent degree courses in art, design, architecture and theatre. Accordingly, theend of year show provides an important ‘shop window’ for the new graduates’ work and as such, the show’s marketing has to reflect that. Creative studio DR-ME, which was founded by two alumni of the art school, was commissioned to provide the branding for the eventand  decidedto push the boundaries and create something really original featuring metallic, silver and mirrored effects. To this end it enlisted the help of Scan-Stick, the...

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Ultimate visibility

First established in 2014 and based inLostallo, a beautiful and sparsely populated part of Misox, the Italian speaking part of Graubunden, Switzerland, Swiss Alpine Fish uses the Recirculating Aquaculture System to ensure that it is one of the cleanest and most sustainable fish farms in the world. When the company needed a sign package for its 40-metre long wood-clad farm building, it commissioned W&Co to supply both exterior and wayfinding signage.  Since Swiss Alpine Fish’s premises are set against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, W&Co was aware that the exterior signage needed to be sensitively conceived. Accordingly,...

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A masterpiece for the Tate

As part of the recent Tate St Ives Project, which involved the refurbishment of the original gallery, plus the creation of a substantial extension, design and ergonomics specialistCCD was commissioned to create a new wayfinding system to guide visitors into and through the building. The brief required CCD to create an integrated scheme that worked equally well in the original gallery and the new spaces, which have been designed to accommodate events, exhibitions and visitor facilities, while also welcoming visitors and reflecting the local environment.  In addition, the new design had to reflect the established Tate branding that is...

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Projects & Print doubles up

Hertfordshire based Projects & Print has recently moved into a new 11,500 sq.ft facility in Tring and, at the same time, acquired a new Anapurna RTR3200i. A heavy-duty 3.2 metre wide, six colour roll-to-roll UV LED inkjet printer, the Anapurna RTR3200ioutputs top quality indoor and outdoor banners and billboards at speeds up to 127 m²/hr and can be used in conjunction with a wide range of broad scope of flexible media for indoor and outdoor applications. It is complemented by Agfa’s Asanti software, an easy-to-use data management solution, which has been specially designed for wide-format printing and integrates with...

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Smoart makes milling arty

Nuneaton-based art and design specialist Smoart has invested in an additional Roland DG 3D milling machine to increase productivity, supporting its work in the creation of bespoke textured artwork for architectural installation and interior spaces. Founded in 2007 by artist Sandra Owens, Smoart designs and produces bespoke wall panel artwork pieces using a wide range of materials, including ceramics, wood, plaster, plastics and concrete. The business invested in a new Roland DG MODELA MDX-50, which works alongside Smoart’s existing MODELA MDX-40A 3D milling machine,  for the rapid, yet precise, creation of innovative, vibrant and contemporary artwork. Sandra and her...

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