Winning wall covering

This year’s Antalis Interior Design Awards included this stunning wall graphic by Danish company Damgaard-Jensen for the new Strandings museum. Designers approached the company in the early stage of the building’s construction. Using Coala wallpaper the PSP provided story-telling wall decorations throughout the museum, adding lightning to sympathetic effect.

Glimpsing the future

Leach Studio has worked on revised conceptual designs for Bolton Museum’s new £3.8m Egyptology gallery following feedback from the public and partners. New artist impressions show how the portico will look when it opens next year.

What a Brightbox

Event graphics specialist Insite Graphics has introduced Brightbox - an illuminated, high-resolution, tensioned fabric exhibition stand package. The Brightbox system makes use of Insite Graphics’ dye-sublimation print capabilities, combined with a free standing back-lit frame, to create fully illuminated exhibition stand walls.

Game on

Keen to make an impact at trade exhibitions, Graphica Display designed, manufactured and installed a full size King Kong v Godzilla table tennis table with LED under lighting using its Agfa DTM flatbed UV printer and Blackman and White laser cutter/ router. Its stand - for Retail Design Expo - also included printed lightbox graphics, flooring, direct to media boards plus printed and cut table tennis samples on various media. You can see a time-lapse of the stand build at: watch?v=koWtOaiAfy0

Tell us what you want

Designers within Leach Studio, part of Huddersfield-based Leach, have come up with conceptual designs for the Eternal Egypt gallery at Bolton Museum. The images show four different stages of the potential visitor experience and interested parties are being asked on what they think works and how they would like the exhibition space to look. More detailed concepts will then be drawn up and final designs submitted in the spring, with the museum re-opening to the public in 2018.

Night at a Sheffield Museum

Sheffield sign company Signs Express has brought life to the exhibitions at Weston Park in a lengthy project for Museums Sheffield. Weston Park underwent refurbishment in 2016 that involved opening new exhibitions, renovating existing ones and improving the overall visitor journey. Signs Express Sheffield supplied creative partitions to block off the areas undergoing work, then created wall and floor graphics, ultraviolet window panels, informational displays etc.

Build it and they will come

US-based Olson Visual used Tecna Display’s T3 systems to put together various displays for a special exhibition on ‘Jewish Histories in Multi-Ethnic Boyle Heights’, held in the Leve Centre at UCLA, Los Angeles. Most of the graphics were printed onto Dibond and fabric, which were then mounted onto the framework - using Velcro for the Dibond and silicon edging fitted into T3 Silverlite inserts for the fabric.

Stand to deliver

T3 Systems showed off its printed fabric stand capabilities at the C!Print exhibition earlier in the year. One of its stands had a 10m back wall supported at either end by T3 Affinity poles, separated in the centre by 5m tower. The stand also featured a 3m curved extrusion that came out of the central display tower.

Old boy gets Oxford job

Yorkshire-based Leach has completed an 11m-long display commissioned to tell the 675-year-old story of The Queen’s College, a constituent of the University of Oxford. The company handled the design, production and installation of the 11 x 2.5m lightbox-based graphic. Managing director Richard Leach is an Old Member of the college, ”and there seemed no better company to bring our tale to life,” said project lead Anna Thorne.

Power to Signs Express 


Hillington Park based Signs Express has delivered displays and signage for £1.5m exhibition ‘Powering The Future’ at Glasgow Science Centre. Over the period of three weeks from initial design, Signs Express provided interactive display panels, interpretation boards, built up text and other bespoke items. There were also various illuminated displays.

Fly on the wall

Genesis Imaging used its Jetrix printers to produce astoundingly detailed large scale images for the exhibition ‘Microsculpture -The Insect Portraiture of Levon Biss’ at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

British photographer Levon Biss has taken the images, which reveal details of selected specimens from the museum’s collection like they have never been seen before. Some of the largest ‘Microsculpturephotographic prints measure up to three metres across and surround the visitor, alongside the tiny insect specimens themselves.

Multimedia feast

A stunning new multimedia exhibition at the Science Museum explores how our appetite is shaped whether it be by food we learned to love in the womb, the bacteria that “dine with us”, the relatively unknown “second brain” in our gut or indeed some other influence.