Archive for February, 2012

Bristol Mshed shortlisted for major sign award

with one comment

Our signs at Mshed museum in Bristol have been shortlisted for Best Multiple Sign Project at the Sign & Digital UK Awards 2012. The awards recognise and celebrate innovation, creativity and achievements in the UK sign making and digital printing industry.

Create Signs implemented all signage for the building from designs produced by Bath-based heritage specialists SteersMcgillanEves. The museum re-opened in July 2011 after 5 years of refurbishment and has received massive acclaim with visitor numbers exceeding expectations . Create were subsequently delighted to be announced as sign supplier to Bristol City Council later in the year.

The range of signage required for the project was considerable and included digital print, vinyl wall graphics, banners, large illuminated architectural lettering, wayfinding signs, Braille and tactile signage, exhibition graphics, display holders and metalwork barriers with graphics. More pictures>

Described as ‘Bristol’s very own Smithsonian’, the Mshed is a museum dedicated to telling the amazing history of the city of Bristol through the objects and stories of the people who have made the city what it is today. As one of the UK’s most innovative and ambitious museum developments, Mshed has been nominated and short-listed for the coveted European Museum of the Year Award 2012.

Mshed Bristol sign

Mshed signage up for top award

Written by Create-Signs

February 24th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Signmaking NVQs for Create team

without comments

Create’s commitment to staff training was put into practice again this week when the first session of our Sign Making NVQ course took place at our offices in Bristol. We recognize the importance of our staff being properly qualified so invited Walsall College to help Create employees attain the National Vocational Qualification in Sign Making. The QCF signmaking qualification provides recognition of the skills and knowledge of individuals who work in a signmaking environment and covers health and safety, competence and effective working relationships. The process lasts a year and we look forward to handing out the certificates in 2013.

Written by Create-Signs

February 10th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

State of the art environmental buildings for Aberystwith University

without comments

The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is a world class award winning research and teaching centre at Aberystwyth University and Create were chosen by the construction firm Willmott Dixon to provide the main entrance signage to the two new buildings at Gogerddan and Penglais. Both buildings have many environmental features including sedum roofs, rainwater harvesting, natural ventilation and sustainable timber cladding and were designed to achieve a Breeam rating of Excellent.
Fixing the stainless steel letters to the ventilation louvres of the two storey research building from a mobile elevated platform provided a small challenge to the sign installation team but the completed signs look very effective.
More education signage >

Written by Create-Signs

February 2nd, 2012 at 10:11 am