Dundee Contemporary Arts Signage

In 2018, Dundee Contemporary Arts sought a sign company in Dundee who could provide a breadth of products.

Hand lettered signs in Dundee
Hand lettered in very dark grey, matt exterior paint

The internationally renowned centre for contemporary arts were nearing a milestone anniversary. The building deserved a facelift and required new signs.

Vinyl lettering Dundee
Matt white vinyl lettering

Among many improvements to the building, new wayfinding signs were introduced.

DCA signs Dundee
Aluminium tray with digitally printed lettering and graphics

These required various signmaking methods such as hand lettering, vinyl lettering, printed graphics and cut out steel letters. Durable and cost efficient ways were devised to create all of the signs.

Window vinyl signs in Dundee
Transparent red vinyl applied to windows

We used traditional signwriting techniques to hand letter exterior walls. Large patterns were produced to transfer the scaled artwork onto these surfaces. Together with painters on site, we used access equipment to reach the high parts. At least two coats of paint ensured that the lettering was solid.

Hand painted letters over 5m in height

Aluminium trays and acrylic panels were used for interior wayfinding signs. High performance vinyl films were also applied to every area inside. Coupled with additional stairwell panels flooded in matt vinyl.

Sign fixings
Spray painted matt white steel letters

CNC router cut steel and aluminium letters were fixed to the exterior wall and main entrance door. All of the cut out steel and aluminium letters were sprayed and finished in matt white. All visible fixings were hidden to achieve a simple and stylish installation.

Aluminium signs Dundee
The signs were adhered to the gates to avoid visible fixings

The entire replacement and additional signage programme lasted several weeks. I liaised with the design consultants and staff at DCA regularly whilst working flexible hours. This helped minimise disruption to the busy centre.

Acrylic signs Dundee
Acrylic panel with polished edges and print applied to back

All signage artwork created by Goodd Design Consultancy.

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