A sporting chance

Leach Impact is behind the new graphic lightboxes at Huddersfield Town Football Club’s John Smith’s Stadium reception area, where six displays - including three bespoke curved structures - have been designed, manufactured and installed, in partnership with integrated marketing agency Fantastic Media.

Chalking it up to experience

Among a new range of magnetically-receptive films from Aslan is FerroPrint Aslan FF 480 that can be printed with solvent, eco-solvent, UV-curing and latex inks. Combined with Aslan’s transparent blackboard and whiteboard films, printed graphics can also be written on with chalk or whiteboard markers. 

Winning ways

London Fashion Week earlier this year saw a 30-piece collection by fashion designer John Herrera that was digitally printed using Epson’s textile dye-sublimation printers. Based in Manila, Philippines, where he works closely with Epson, Herrera was voted Britain’s Top Designer with new collection.

“The collection would have been impossible to create without the Epson digital textile printer,” he said. “Without them I would have had to paint the designs myself and, with only a month to prepare, it could not have been done”.

Building walls with a Mexican theme

Mexican eatery Barburrito has unveiled a new look in its Union Square restaurant in Aberdeen thanks to Leach. Dimmable, fabric-based menu lightboxes designed, manufactured and installed by Yorkshire-based Leach Impact have replaced digital screens. Similar menu lightboxes have also been installed at the Gordon Street Barburrito in Glasgow.

Feature walls have also been created for restaurants at the Trafford Centre, Manchester and at the Gateshead Metro Centre, Hammersmith, Cardiff and Queen Street, Glasgow. Now eyes are on reworks of the London Paddington Station and Meadowhall Shopping Centre restaurants.

New Lichfield look

Signs Express has helped launch a brand refresh for planning and development consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners (NLP), which has changed its name to Lichfields. On 13 February - the day before the rebrand - seven Signs Express centres began installing interior and exterior branding designed and printed in the previous weeks across the eight Lichfields sites.

Inside Japan

When Japanese entertainment giant Bandai Namco wanted new interior and exterior signage/décor for its West London offices it called on Resonate Architectural Interiors, which worked with Signbox on the six month project. The work comprised bespoke external LED illuminated signs, vinyl graphics, manifestation graphics, wall paper graphics and acrylic shaped door signage.

Garry Highland, senior project manager at Signbox, said: “We worked closely with Resonate, and were even involved in the actual design of some of the graphics themselves to ensure they were an appropriate reflection of the exciting nature of the Bandai Namco brand and its products.”

“As this hoarding is right in front of the abbey entrance we needed an early start to install it,” added Murray. “We arrived at 5.45am and managed to get most of the panels up by 11am.”

Something new on the table

New from Papergraphics is the first product in its new digidécor range - digitally printed table covers for the branding and creative design market. They come in three different finishes and are 100% PVC.

A runway success

Insite Graphics delivered ‘runway’ graphics for the aerial walkway that connected two aircraft shows in Hamburg recently. James Winzar, MD of Insite Graphics, said: “Aztec Event Services added the finishing touch with an audio track that played a soundtrack of aircraft landing and airport announcements - so the overall effect was amazing.”
Insite Onsite was also deployed at the show to provide a fast turnaround service for the organiser and for exhibitors.

An illuminating work

Interior architects Soda+ worked with X-Treme to deliver this XL print of a book page for the chapel within the Utrecht Central Museum. X-Treme used stretch profiles and dye-sublimated tissue for the graphic, which needed to perfectly fit to one of the walls of the ancient chapel that now hosts the museum’s information centre.

Inside job

Fespa’s new Printeriors showcase and conference running alongside its main event in Cologne, 18 - 22 May, will target the design community, highlighting the creative potential of using print to realise interior design concepts for retail, residential, corporate and hospitality settings.

The intention is for Printeriors to provide a physical showcase of printed interior applications, presented through a series of room sets to represent different commercial and domestic interior environments. The room concepts will be realised by printing industry suppliers and/or their customers, with the emphasis on creativity and innovation over technology or process.

Mellow fruitfulness

Having completed a £500,000 investment that includes a move to new offices, Displayways has created an ‘ideas room’ to highlight its digital inkjet print possibilities. As managing director Rob Kelly explaines: “Our clients look to us to provide advice and ideas.”

Noodle noir premiere

Creative studio Arm and Eye was commissioned by Vietnamese restauranteurs David Le and Jimmy Yeung to re-brand its new establishment Bang Bang in Warren Street, London. The company came up with what it believes is the first ever Noodle Noir back story that can be traced through in all aspects of the design: “a twisting tale of mobsters, double-crossing and soft shell crab”.

Award winning revamp

The revamp of Derby City Council office by architects Corstorphine + Wright recently won the refurbished and recycled category of the British Council for Offices National Award. The project involved a major refurbishment of the 1930s building to accommodate almost four times as many employees. As part of the project, Corstorphine + Wright enhanced the interior spaces and produced all of the wayfinding and signage.