The Bronze Toposcope is now complete and installed at Europe’s largest windfarm. The interpretation features include a large 1.5 metre bronze disc with a landscape panorama of the surrounding scene as well as topographical features and four supporting discs illustrating the local heritage. Continue reading
Considering the landscape is not always done by those of us who are involved in interpretation. It seems that as soon as the word interpretation is mentioned then so a brief is issued to produce xxx number of GRP interpretation panels! This is not interpretation but rather the erecting of street furniture, often in sensitive areas.
There has been a whole host of websites coming through the doors recently. Mainly rebuilding existing websites that have been using outdated content management systems. We have successfully moved these over to our preferred Open Source Content Management Solution – WordPress.
Why do we like WordPress – quite simply it is simple to use, simple to update and simple to implement. Simple.
Plus they can look really gorgeous and off a rich content if put together properly. We have also found them to work better in Google rankings than other systems. See our gallery section for more screenshots.
The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) has been asked if it might commission the design and production of Health & Safety signs (plus possibly others such as for recycling cans, drinking water, types of animals) that are more genuinely accessible than many of the commercial ones, look more ‘attractive’ so the site doesn’t look like a hospital environment (and yet have greater impact), and are durable such that one-off investment is just that. Also to explore the possibility of price reduction if a bulk order were to be placed. The artwork for the signs would also be made available to download.
Services: Graphic Design, Illustration, Watercolour illustration, Wildlife illustration (see www.wildlifeillustration.com), Copywriting, Website Design, Interpretation, Interpretation Management Plans, Interpretation Design and Production, Writing and Research, Print design and production, Logo and Brand Design.
Client Groups: Social Enterprises, Community Interest Companies, Community Associations, Parish Councils, Community Councils (Scotland), Local Authorities, Government Organisations, Private Companies and individuals (some).
Member of the Association of Heritage Interpretation – AHI.
Clients: Sustrans Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, Northumberland Council, Darlington Council, Newcastle Healthy City, Mesmac North East, Natural England, Defra (former), English Nature (former), Northumberland National Park, Argyll and Bute Council, Groundwork Leeds, Groundwork North East, others.
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Differentia was appointed to design and produce interpretation materials for the Connecting People to the Past initiative. The project will complement other projects being carried out in Haltwhistle e.g. Town Improvement Scheme and the Haltwhistle Burn Interpretation Project to improve the physical appearance of Haltwhistle and provide better orientation and interpretative information. In addition it will help enhance the visitor experience and engender a sense of local pride in the heritage of the town.
The Sheep Fenke at Appin has been completed as part of the partnership between Sustrans and Scottish Natural Heritage.
Differentia Design came up with the concept of creating a natural and traditional structure that would be functional and beautiful. So, we used a common place artifact and turned its use to people rather than sheep.
It was important that the local connection was explored and the words carved on the slate discs inside the shelter were selected from poems written by the children of Strath of Appin Primary School as a result of two poetry and design workshops held there this year which were led by Isle of Luing poet Norman Bissell.
The Sheep Fenke itself was built by David Campbell Stonemason. Davie was key to the success of the Fenke as he was born and bred in Ballachulish and has family ties in Appin. So to say it was a labour of love for Davie would be an understatment. Davie took great pride in sourcing all the material locally.
The Oban Bay project has been on the go for around 3 years but finally funding was put in place last year and the whole job is now complete. The project involved putting together 7 panels and we chose Enamelled Stoneware for its hardwearing and quite simply gorgeous look. These panels will be going on the railings right on the sea front – so the hazards are sea, salt, wind, high intensity light, herring gull poo and frost.