The challenge here was the tight deadlines, and the fact we had to work around other trades and contractors.
The library was shut down for 5 weeks. We had just one week to erect scaffolding and paint all the background panels. The building contractors then went in to knock down walls, replace windows and undertake general refurbishment work.
We then touched up the paintwork on the panels and applied the graphics and lettering in time for the reopening. It was tight, but we did everything within the allotted timescale.
The Library Service has an in-house graphic designer who came up with the designs. All letters on the wall were routed out of a 10mm polystyrene type material and then were positioned so that the spotlights would pick them out clearly. We also did the smaller signs on the shelves and exterior signage.
The Library Service was so happy with the way we rose to every challenge, and with the stunning effect we created, that they want us to roll out this signage to some of their other libraries.
We have also printed and applied the livery to all their different vans. This was tricky, as they operate a number of different vehicles and the graphics and lettering had to be adapted to fit some awkward shapes and sizes of vehicle
As part of a major refurbishment of Taunton Library, we chose RT Signs for all our signage requirements – painting, printing, lettering and installation – confident that they would deliver on time and at a competitive price. Their advice and commitment to the project proved invaluable, and the results, which have contributed hugely to the improved look and feel of the library, have been widely welcomed by both staff and users
SOMERSET LIBRARY SERVICE