Sign installed at Scarborough Art Gallery ages gracefully
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By News Desk
6 August 2012
"The soft glow of the illuminated lettering simply says 'we are here' with style," says the gallery's Georgette Donoghue
Blue Raptor Signs has installed new illuminated signs at Scarborough Art Gallery, designed to age and tarnish to reflect the look of metals used for monuments and sculptures. Using Applelec's lettering range, Blue Raptor Signs left the flat-faced, built-up copper letters uncoated intentionally to hasten the formation of a blue-green verdigris coating.
Permission was required to allow the installation of new lettering on the Grade II listed building, Applelec explains. Its product, in a traditional typeface, was deemed suitable and was fitted with 'subtle' LED halo illumination. Original plans to affix the individual letters directly onto the building were changed to allow for the LED lighting's wiring system, which uses 25mm square box sections secured at the letters' top and bottom to both house the wiring and fasten the signage.
"The art gallery project turned our most routine client requirement on its head," says Sam Armstrong, Applelec sales director. "I don't think there has ever been a time when we’ve been asked to speed up the natural weathering process of a lettering system, especially not from our premium range."
"The finished sign already looks like it has been there forever," adds Scarborough Art Gallery's marketing manager Georgette Donoghue.
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