Posts Tagged ‘stadium signs’

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.

Brighton stadium signage

More good news from the Graffiti Design team, we have now been awarded the Brighton stadium signage contract for the second phase of the Brighton & Hove Albion American Express Community Stadium. The contract was awarded following a tender process and the decision was made early this week.

The Community Stadium has been a roaring success since it opened in August 2011; last week it was a winner at the Stadium Business Awards in Turin where they scooped the best new venue award. Martin Perry, Director commented “We were up against some very strong opposition, so to win this award is a remarkable achievement and something we can all be extremely proud.” (Source

The second phase of the stadium project involves an extension for the stadium and an increase in the number of seats in the north and west stands. The works at the stadium involve the further roll out of signage across the stadium, this involves products such as monoliths, aluminium trays, free standing post mounted signs, internal Wayfinding & Hospitality.

Also, being manufactured this week is the signage for the concert being held next weekend, the Big Beach Boutique for Fatboy Slim and pals. Colin Pestell, Chairman commented “We are very pleased to have secured the second stage of this project; we have taken a great deal of pride in the success of the stadium and feel that we have done our bit to ensure its continued success”.

We’ll keep you posted with pictures and news as it happens


Graffiti Design Wins National Award

Graffiti Design scooped the award for ‘Best Multiple Sign Project’ at the UK Sign & Digital Awards 2012 last week. The award was given for the completion of the Brighton & Hove Albion FC Community Stadium. The stadium project which was years in the making was the single largest project Graffiti has ever undertaken and the 6-month project was delivered on time and to budget.

Graffiti also narrowly missed out on the top prize at the awards, ‘Sign Company of the Year’ was awarded to Signbox for the second year in a row, but it was a sign of Graffiti’s progress in the last few years that they were recognised as the 2nd best sign company in the UK in 2011/12.


In 2011 Graffiti saw a 50% year-on-year increase in sales despite the on-going slump in the economy. The increase in business followed a strong 2010 and allowed Graffiti to move to a new state-of-the-art Head Office in Heathfield, East Sussex.  The offices are based at the site of the former Broad Oak garden centre which had been vacant for a number of years before Graffiti moved in, in September 2011.

This move has doubled the company’s production capacity by giving larger premises (14k sq feet) to meet the demand of new and existing customers. The move also allows the company to expand further in the coming years and sees the opening of a very impressive showroom, which showcases the very latest products the sign industry has to offer.

Graffiti’s Managing Director Neil Keeley said “We’ve had an amazing couple of years, and the Community stadium project and the award which recognises all the hard work has been the icing on the cake – and we like to think has helped the seagulls get to the verge of the Premiership.”


On the move to the new offices Neil commented “The new offices allow us to carry on delivering projects to more customers, we had out-grown our old offices in Uckfield and hope that our move will also be good for the local community as we have already taken on new staff and will look to offer more jobs to the local community as we expand”.

If you have a new signage project or just want to come and have a look at our new showroom then please contact Damien Pestell on or 01435 866763