We were commissioned by Guardian News & Media to design the wayfinding and signage for their new offices in Kings Place, London. The 150,000 sq ft offices are arranged over four floors and are planned to the highest environmental standards.
Low environmental impact was a key part of the design brief. Our response was to make the directional signage system entirely out of cardboard.
A series of cardboard boxes
are screen-printed in vibrant colours
and arranged to create dynamic asymmetric shapes. The design of
the signage also takes inspiration from the Guardian newspaper, utilising the Egyptian font and colour palette.
The branding at the main entrance is created with individual three-dimensional letters mounted on
poles that make up the Guardian and Observer logotypes. The freestanding letters are arranged to create a visual effect which changes depending on your viewpoint.
Meeting room manifestations contain a series of word pairings taken from CP Scott’s 1921 essay ‘A Hundred Years’. The words express ‘plurality of opinion’ and create a layering effect when the sliding doors are opened against the static glazed panels.
Sign Design Society Awards 2009
Design Week Awards
ISTD International TypoGraphic
D&AD Awards 2009