We think of traditional signwriting more for pub or heritage signs but there are so many more applications traditional signwriting can be used for.
Whilst working on one of the hoarding graphics at Westminster Abbey we were ask to help brighten up a temporary 24 meter long tunnel which had been installed for the refurbishment of St Margaret’s Church.
The client wanted to put up some names of famous people buried or memorialised at the Abbey and Church. This would not only help brighten up the tunnel but also be educational too.
As with most projects there are always a few challenges. One for PPM and one for the client! There are over 3300 people buried or memorialised on the site. With so many famous and important people from Royalty and Actors to Scientists and Poets we only had enough space for 150.
We have no doubt there was much debate over who should be included in 150 names but the client managed to get us a final list ready for us to design.
During peak season a queue forms right through the tunnel to get access into Westminster Abbey. Queuing areas especially with students becomes prone to vandalism and graffiti and any lettering using self adhesive vinyl cut graphics could easily be vandalised. I’m sure after a few weeks letters would be removed / moved around to produce some creative but not appropriate words!
This is where the traditional signwriting comes into its own
Traditional signwriting with painting the names was the only practical solution for this application. Thank you and well done to Mark and his team for produce this colourful and interesting traditional sign writing graphics.