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Typography Questions for Bristol Designers

Ward Signs Interviews Two Bristol Designers

We wanted to investigate how emotive Bristol designer felt about typography. We interviewed Bluemoon Design and Andy Degg from Green Hat. What are your top three trending fonts? Green Hat – “Macklin sans, slab and serif” Bluemoon Design – “New Spirit for something classic, Europa for an open friendly sans serif and Adrianna for a versatile font with condensed and extended options.” Can you share your top resources for typography? Green Hat – “Adobe fonts, innumerable spec sheets and books that are on the studio shelves” Bluemoon Design – “We use Adobe Typekit, and sometimes Google Fonts if the client’s brief

Cast Bronze Plaque for Olympic Games 2012

Cast Bronze Signage for 2012 Olympic Games

Wards of Bristol, makers of Cast Bronze Plaques produced the “Pindaric Ode” plaque for the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.  The Plaque features the Pindaric Ode recited by Boris

Bristol City Council Logo

Signs for Bristol City Council

Ward Signs of Bristol are pleased to continue the ongoing contract for the provision of Signage to Bristol City Council.  It has been a pleasure to work

Close of up Blue Heritage Plaque for Harold G Lowe, RMS Titanic

Blue Plaques

Ward Signs of Bristol have had a recent surge in the production of traditional blue plaques.  These historical cast aluminium heritage plaques painted in the

Bespoke Coat of Arms Makers, Wards of Bristol

Derbyshire County Council Coat of Arms

Wards of Bristol enjoyed crafting this county council coat of arms, having moulded and sculpting the pattern from scratch from visuals and heraldic records, we

Cycling Signage - Bristol Cycling City - Temple Meads

Cycle path signs for Bristol City Council

Aluminium “tray” signs fixed to posts and other street furniture. Vinyl Graphics designed to the Department for Transport’s standards for legibility. Bristol was England’s first city to be named

St Monica's Trust external wall-mounted wayfinding signage

Signage for retirement village

External wayfinding signage throughout the Cote Lane retirement Village for St Monica’s Trust. Set in beautiful parkland adjacent to the Durdham Downs in Westbury-on-Trym (North Bristol), it was essential to

Clifton Down Railway Station, Whiteladies Rd, Bristol

Clifton Down Station, North Bristol

Recent Project – March 2008 SIGN FOR CLIFTON DOWN STATION Location NORTH BRISTOL Client BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL Complete repainting of a railway bridge on a

Fingerpost Signage Throughout Southmead Hospital, Bristol

External wayfinding signage for Southmead Hospital

External wayfinding and directories. Aluminium signs stove enamelled with applied graphics. Post signs concreted into the ground. Departmental signs on external walls following colour coding. All signage manufactured to design guidelines

3D Modelled Bronze Plaque with bare metal lettering - Auchmull Gannochy Estate

Cast Bronze signs for Auchmull Estate in Scotland

Cast bronze plate 380mm x 380mm hand modelled. Lettering and border bright linished leaving background dark toned. Sign supplied with secret rear fixings enabling the use of grouting rods.  Animal relief acheived