New artwork brightens up children’s emergency department
New Vision has recently supplied and installed graphics for a new ‘Friendly Forest’ wall mural created by London-based artist Donna Wilson in the children’s emergency department in St George’s Hospital, Tooting.
The initiative was led by Belinda Harward, arts director at St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, and funded by Arts St George’s, who are supported by St George’s Hospital Charity and promote a therapeutic and healing environment by bringing art and live events to patient, public and staff spaces.
Belinda explained: “It’s a very long corridor, which was previously painted white – an area of blank space that families, children in particular, found daunting. It’s also an extremely busy area, with more than 37,000 children attending the emergency department in a typical year. “Many are agitated and find it difficult to concentrate on anything for long and, because the youngest children cannot explain their symptoms, parents will also be anxious.”
The brief for the project team was to present the corridor as a normal space that was safe and inviting for children.
Donna Wilson said: “We are passionate about creating products that people can connect with and for St George’s the work needed to be uplifting for kids of all ages, with lots of things going on at different height levels.
“We lined the wall with curious looking trees, in which various creatures live - a smiling cat, a family of hand-drawn koalas, a lime green snail and even a bear in boots! We wanted to bring smiles to faces passing through the corridor in often stressful circumstances.”
New Vision signage hits the bright lights for Freeman Grattan Holdings
New Vision Signs & Graphics has installed illuminated signage - among the largest it has produced - at the 786,000 sq ft sq ft warehousing facility of multi-channel retail group Freemans Grattan Holdings (FGH).
Lettering for the sign at the FGH gatehouse is 5m high and spans 6m between two vertical pillars. Tony Stead, business development manager of New Vision said: “The project was challenging due to the scale of the signage and its position on the gatehouse structure.
“The letters are fabricated in steel and house low energy LED light modules, creating a subtle ‘halo’ illumination at night. The sign is very imposing and forms an impressive welcome to FGH’s Listerhills site – both day and night. “LED technology is prevalent in a growing number of industries and the signage sector is no exception. Our clients are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of low energy consumption LEDs, coupled with reduced maintenance costs due to their long life and reliability.”
Ground-breaking project benefits acute elderly care patients in Bradford
New Vision Signs & Graphics has worked in partnership on a ground-breaking £450,000-plus healthcare project, the largest of its kind in England, at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has redeveloped Wards 23 and 29 at BRI to improve the hospital environment for acute elderly care patients suffering from dementia.
The project brief was to look at the how design and artwork could influence patient behaviour and improve the environment for both patients and staff.
This has been achieved by providing special memory boxes by each patient’s bed, into which they place a personal object they can easily recognise and remember, along with a descriptive caption accompanying each object. It helps patients find their way back to their beds, also doubling up as an aid to nostalgia by helping them recall and reminisce about their past.
In addition, oversized Kodak-style slide frames, backlit with LED lighting and interchangeable images provided by The Yorkshire Film Archive, based at York University. They include bygone scenes of Bradford and Yorkshire folk, such as families at the seaside, to foster happy memories.
These are supplemented with wall-mounted Yorkshire image boards, also interchangeable and purpose-designed to enhance local recognition and awareness. The images came from entrants in a Yorkshire-themed photographic competition run by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Craig has 15 years experience specifying and designing signage for a diverse
range of sectors including retail, leisure, corporate, commercial, public and
health. Craig has a rich blend of creative flair and technical know-how, a
pre-requisite when designing signage solutions that are not only pleasing
to the eye but practical, functional and suitable for the environment in
which they are used.
John’s introduction to graphics 10 years ago was a real baptism of fire at a time
when the digital revolution was just taking off. Now experienced in all manner of
vinyl and digital graphics including mounting, laminating and finishing John takes
everything in his stride and revels in the unavoidable pressure this side of the
A role that is mostly unseen and can occasionally be taken for granted Zoe works
behind the scenes to provide efficient administrative and accounting support for the
business. Zoe’s day includes all the duties and responsibilities you would expect in
a busy office environment including the dreaded credit control.
Starting out as an apprentice sign writer 25 years ago Garry has amassed a wealth of
knowledge in all disciplines of sign making. Throughout his career in the industry
Garry not only trained as a sign writer but has also worked in plastics and metal
fabrication, paint finishing, electrical, vinyl graphics and signage installation.
This broad range of experience has provided him with the necessary skills
to run an extremely efficient and safe production facility.
Originally an industrial chemist Stephen took a bold move into the signage
industry 25 years ago to work with his father who ran a company based in the
same premises New Vision operate from today. As well as having a hands-on role
account managing one of our largest clients Stephen is responsible for the
overall day-to-day running of the company and the person ultimately tasked with
making the key financial and commercial decisions.
Another member of the team with over 25 years experience in the industry.
The first 15 years spent as a signage designer until Tony’s career progressed
quite naturally into sales and marketing. His knowledge and passion for signage
fits well with the role and Tony’s placid personality is complimented with a
professional approach to business.
With over 17 years experience in a range of production disciplines Jonathan
oversees the day-to-day activity on the shop floor and is also responsible for
planning the installation of our client’s signage. With an acute attention for
detail and uncompromising quality Jonathan takes great pride in all projects
that pass through the factory.