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The Queen’s House

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on Dec 28th, 2014. Artwork published in
August 2014
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    The Queen’s House 1
    Source: http://www.ok-rm.co.uk OK RM / photography: Michael Bodiam. License: All Rights Reserved.

    OK RM reviewed and redesigned the signage and wayfinding for one of the most important buildings in British architectural history. Wayfinding information is set in Pitch and Founders Grotesk Text. Longer texts are set in Farnham, which was already in use as a house style typeface before the redesign. OK RM:

    We were commissioned at the start of a two year master plan to review a new environmental graphics and way-finding scheme. The first step was to remove the myriad of municipal design languages that have crept in to the building in recent years.

    Inspired by the idea that geometry is a source of beauty (an idea inherent in the architectural premise of the house) we created hierarchies of content that all shared the same width of line – unifying content of various scales and styles.

    The signs are finished with gold-plated footings that complement the electric blue typography that was matched to the original ‘Queen’s House blue’ found on the original Tulip Stairs at the heart of the building.

    The Queen’s House 2
    Source: http://www.ok-rm.co.uk OK RM / photography: Michael Bodiam. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Queen’s House 3
    Source: http://www.ok-rm.co.uk OK RM / photography: Michael Bodiam. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Queen’s House 4
    Source: http://www.ok-rm.co.uk OK RM / photography: Michael Bodiam. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Queen’s House 5
    Source: http://www.ok-rm.co.uk OK RM / photography: Michael Bodiam. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Queen’s House 6
    Source: http://www.ok-rm.co.uk OK RM / photography: Michael Bodiam. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Queen’s House 7
    Source: http://www.ok-rm.co.uk OK RM / photography: Michael Bodiam. License: All Rights Reserved.

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