Project Description

Rathfern is a rich, vibrant and diverse community that develops its moral purpose through their core values. They believe that all of their pupils can become effective learners and achieve highly.

They have pioneered the development of ‘learning about learning’ (metacognition) across the school and are passionate about all their children’s learning and achievement. They are committed to providing precise support and challenges so that all of their pupils achieve at least national expectations, and beyond. They are an aspirational and inspirational school, committed to working with all their parents and carers to ensure the well-being and highest achievement of all their pupils.

The Challenge

To create a simple, professional approach to school signage that echoed the style of the building. It had to be unfussy yet make a statement about who they are and be visible to onlookers and visitors to the school.

The Solution

Using the corporate typeface, the chosen concept was a bold but elegant typographical solution. The lettering was produced as 3D individual elements in stainless steel to give a neutral colour that complimented the old brickwork perfectly. The stainless steel material engaged the different weather conditions creating some interesting and magical effects upon the surface of the letters. This bold yet simple solution enhanced the old Victorian building giving it a sympathetic identity.