Flat cut letters on a diplomatic mission
Now gracing the walls of the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur is interior signage by New Vision Signs and Graphics created with Applelec’s flat cut letters.
As well as the Malaysian capital, signage has been created for embassies and high commissions in Monrovia, Addis Ababa, Ottawa, Malta, Alicante, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, and Antananarivo in Madagascar. The exterior and interior signage was created using a mixture of ink filled plaques, flat cut letters and, as seen here, a flat cut shape designed to resemble a plaque.
Sam Armstrong, Applelec’s sales director, comments: ‘This signage is better travelled than I am! Customers often think of Applelec for unusual, difficult jobs, but a large percentage of our work is in signage staples such as flat cut letters and built up letters. This job is actually a simple flat cut project that uses creativity to really get the most from the product.’
Designed to look like an ink filled plaque, the crest has been created by applying an intricately cut vinyl design to the front of a crest shape cut from 2mm stainless steel. The lightweight lettering was then mounted onto an opaque, coloured glass panel with a 3M vinyl adhesive which ensures no fixings are visible.
Tony Stead of New Vision Signs and Graphics explains: ‘We use a variety of products and assembly techniques to meet our project briefs and for the Kuala Lumpur signage the vinyl covered crest was ideal for the interior location. We’ve been creating embassy signage for a number of years now and regularly choose Applelec to supply the plaques and letters we send around the world for this highly prestigious client.’
Credits: Images courtesy of New Vision Signs and Graphics