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Museum Interpretation Contract Won

What a great way to start 2013! We have just been awarded the museum interpretation contract for Brighton and Hove Albion FC’s new museum at the American Express Community Stadium. The contract includes museum interpretation, signage, way-finding, graphics and branding.

Plans for the museum have been floating about ever since the stadium was built, and was originally intended to be in place for the opening of the Amex back in the summer of 2011. However, the club has been a bit busy recently with all the expansions and new training ground plans, so it was put on the back burner.

However I can now happily say that works are due to start and the new museum should be operational by the end of May 2013, allowing fans to enjoy the famous high points of the clubs 112 year history.

We were approached by BHAFC regarding the museum, and then introduced PLB to the football club. PLB is a heritage design consultancy, who we worked with extremely closely with on the Basing House Ruins Project where we provided much museum interpretation. The club were delighted with the proposals set out by PLB, and there after we successfully tendered for the works and manufacture is planned for February/March. We have good knowledge and experience now within the museum interpretation field, after projects such as Lewes Castle, Havering Museum and Basing House Ruins.

Graffiti Completes First Coffee Republic – Illuminated Retail Signs

The installation of the new Coffee Republic illuminated retail signs was completed this week by Graffiti Design. Coffee Republic’s franchises keep expanding as the latest addition to the high street chain is on Cowley Road, Oxford.

This is the first site by Graffiti Design and there are a few more, around London, on the radar. The signage is made of pushed through opal acrylic text, with the faces of ‘Republic’ covered with painted aluminium inset by 10mm. The letters are pushed through an ACM tray with internal fluorescent tubing for illumination. Two fascias were manufactured for the Oxford site and there is also an LED illuminated projecting sign to complete the set of external illuminated retail signs.

Internally, Graffiti produced two hanging canvas prints, a wall vinyl decor and a Perspex roundel with reverse cut vinyl. The interior printed works is something Graffiti Design is now extremely accustom to, having completed a vast amount for many of the blue chip client base, especially Fat Face, Brighton & Hove Albion and Monsoon Accessorize.

The signage for Coffee Republic is simple, only using three different colours, yet extremely affective. It stands out on the high street and still remains stylish and not overworked. This is another project that the specification has suited Graffiti Design. Illuminated retail signs are all in a day’s work for the chaps in the factory and we certainly look forward to working with Coffee Republic in the future and on more sites. The Oxford site is due to open within the next month.

Coffee Republic Signage

Graffiti Design can now announce that we will be producing the complete interior and exterior signage and graphics for its first Coffee Republic store.

After an amicable and positive meeting with a director of Coffee Republic, and a successful tendering process, Graffiti has won the work for the new Oxford outlet. We have also been named and confirmed as the signage and graphic supplier for a hopeful second new opening in London which is in the not too distant future.

Once the works are complete, Graffiti Design will be placed in the brand manual for Coffee Republic, and will be the named supplier for all the new franchises and the six company owned stores.

Peter Phair, Sales & Marketing Executive and project manager for the works commented: “This is another great success for the company. To be selected by a large high street name with stores nationwide is a great opportunity for us to exploit. To be associated with a brand this powerful is exactly the sort of market that we aim for and are moving into rapidly.”

The specification for Coffee Republic consists of a white dibond tray, pushed through opal acrylic letters with painted aluminium faces – all illuminated. There will be an illuminated circular projecting sign and internal vinyl and graphics, all the sort of things that we specialise in.

We have now gone into manufacture for all the signage and graphics and installation will be in September, shortly before the store will open, however a date is yet to be confirmed.

New Fat Face Store, New Fat Face Signage

Fat Face, one of Graffiti Design’s blue chip clients, has agreed on a new specification of signage for its new store in Waterloo Station.

Fat Face came to Graffiti to provide signage solutions for one its flagship stores and to really stand out from the crowd.

After deliberations over concepts and designs, samples were made and approved, and the new signage went into manufacture at Graffiti’s HQ in East Sussex. The new spec. consists of built-up letters with aluminium returns and opal acrylic faces. LEDs were also installed to provide face illumination. This a step in a new direction for Fat Face, as the normal signage is milled from timber or model board and then hand painted by Graffiti Design.

The store opened its doors on the 17th July 2012 following the recent works at the station. Waterloo has gone under major redevelopments for the opening of the Olympic Games and has had a first floor balcony added to allow extra retail units. Fat Face has taken the opportunity to expand into the busiest train station in the UK and it will be one of a few selected flagship sites in the UK.

Graffiti Design is looking forward to working with Fat Face on new projects which are on the horizon, and other clients which want to develop and improve their current branding.

LIW 2012 Signage from Graffiti Design

I am pleased to announce that it has been confirmed that Graffiti Design will be producing signage for the Leisure Industry Week 2012 and we will be exhibiting there in September.

After negotiations with the event organisers, we have managed to contra a signage deal with the inclusion of a stand for exhibiting the new signage and the company’s best bits over the past few years.

LIW 2012 will be taking place at the NEC arena Birmingham from the 18th to the 20th of September. It is an ideal platform for us at Graffiti Design to showcase our most recent work and successes throughout our leisure facility client base.

The Brighton & Hove Community Stadium will be one of the main attractions at our stand, and other projects including Carluccio’s restaurant chain, Southern Fried Chicken fast food chain and Fitness First Gyms will all be presented to a wide audience of national leisure facility bosses and decision makers.

Graffiti Design will also be sponsoring the signage and branding it accordingly, giving us a great opportunity to advertise to all the attendees over the 3 day event.

This exhibition will allow us at Graffiti Design to expand into the vast sector. We have already made excellent progress into the field, however this event should be the launch pad required to really propel the Graffiti Design name into the higher echelons of leisure industry signage with major players attending the exhibition.

All are welcome to visit the event and see firsthand the fantastic work that is being produced on a daily basis here at Graffiti Design, and to find out how signage plays a big part in any company.

We look forward to seeing you there!