When The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) looked to update several sites simultaneously with new informative displays and wayfinding signage, they turned to regular collaborator The Bigger Printing Company for assistance.
Working across several sites including Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Llanelli Wetland Centre, Steart Marshes and Welney Wetland Centre, Bigger Printing produced a wide array of informative displays and wayfinding signage using a variety of materials including self-adhesive wallpaper, vinyl, composite aluminium and plywood.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that saves wetlands, which are essential for life itself. WWT is one of the world’s leading science and conservation institutions in its field. WWT work with communities, businesses and governments to help people live sustainably alongside wetlands, benefitting from the water, food, materials, shelter, livelihoods and enjoyment a well-managed wetland can provide.
The content of the displays varied greatly from site to site, ranging from information on the wildlife found at the various centres, to information on conservationists, to directional signage helping visitors navigate their way around the centres.
Great care was taken when choosing the material for each display, ensuring that the material had both the required physical attributes (that it was waterproof is required, lightweight if required, long-term if required etc.), as well as the required aesthetic attributes (such as plywood providing a lovely organic aesthetic and texture).
The displays for each site were produced simultaneously as one large project, allowing for installations to be carried out at the sites in close proximity.
For further information on The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, please visit their website here.