Kington Town Council were seeking to improve the visual impact of the centre of the Town and support Kington as a Walkers are Welcome destination by developing a large-scale 5 x 2.5 metre weatherproof map. The map was to provide a comprehensive street guide, highlight public buildings, open spaces, landscape features and provide clear information about walking routes within and beyond the town. Ideally the map should also highlight the artistic and craft economy of the town and include a series of quick response codes so that visitors can download walking route information and appropriate links to various facilities offered in the town.
Lovell Johns submitted a range of potential styles and associated costs as part of the Request for Quotation process, also proposing printing onto suitable weatherproof materials and installation on-site as part of their service.
Following contract award, our staff met with Town Council stakeholders to discuss how to best to highlight the key artistic and craft economy of the town and which buildings and features to focus on. This meeting allowed us to collect specific detailed references and gain a much better understanding of the geography and culture of the town.
The base map was developed first for client review and approval, before moving on to building detail design. Throughout the 10-week design period, digital proofs were provided at regular stages and the client kept up to date with regular update calls.
Upon final artwork approval of all map elements including key, accreditations and QR codes Lovell Johns outputted the design onto 3mm Dibond weatherproof material in 4 pieces to form a seamless 5 x 2.5m piece.
The map was installed by Lovell Johns’ signage partners in time for the Queen’s Jubilee celebration event on Sunday 4th June 2022 by mounting the 4 pieces onto the brick wall at Places de Marines in Kington.
“Can I take this opportunity to thank you and all at Lovell Johns for what has been a very fruitful and enjoyable contract experience.” – Martin Fitton, Deputy Mayor of Kington