In collaboration with the Graphics History Company last summer, Signbox delivered a mural made up of thousands of iconic author names published by London based Hachette UK. The final work represents a “river of authors”, a flowing representation of the River Thames that runs by Hachette UK’s home on the north bank of the River Thames.
Speaking about the award win, Mark Bartlett, Managing Director at Signbox says: “We are delighted to see our work at Hachette UK recognised through the FESPA Awards 2017. It was a real honour to be shortlisted alongside such prestigious projects, and to actually win is fantastic.”
The mural celebrates the combined, distinguished publishing history of Hachette UK, and features 3,500 authors, selected from over 55,000 published since 1768 by publishing houses that are now part of Hachette UK.
The flagship Thames mural was digitally printed by HP Latex 360 printers on 450 linear metres of Class O fire retardant LG 3880 high tack vinyl. The vinyl was then matt laminated, CAD-cut and weeded for application. The mural itself was designed by the Graphic History Company and illustrator, Kate Forrester.
“The project was both challenging and rewarding throughout the production and installation phases, as we needed to ensure the highest possible quality finished product within a tight timeframe,” continues Bartlett. “We were delighted with the end result and we look forward to partnering with both The Graphic History Company and Hachette UK again in the future.”