How our amazing new boundary signs were designed and created, as told by WigWag.
Stage 1: Design – WigWag
Tasked with the exciting project of creating new village signage for Ruddington, the Design Team at WigWag worked with Faye from the Parish Council to develop a series of concepts that depicted some of the village’s most iconic features.
Drawing inspiration from the Framework Knitters Museum, St Peter’s Rooms and a GCRN steam trains, one of our designers, Owen, envisioned a scene whereby a traditional locomotive passes through the village’s historic buildings.
This concept was further developed into a beautiful watercolour interpretation which has formed the basis of our new signage.
Stage 2: Build – Sign of the Times
Following the approval of our design, we worked with the Parish Council and Lyndie from Signs Of The Times (a specialist production company based in Leighton Buzzard) to create Ruddington’s new boundary signs.
Transforming our concept into beautiful signage, each element of our design was accurately cut from wood and layered to create depth within the depicted scene.
With the cast created, our watercolour-inspired design was then hand-painted on to each of the boundary signs with stunning detail.
Working with a single artist to ensure a consistent style was maintained, the WigWag team were thrilled with the final artwork!
Stage 3: Installation – RM Installations
After long awaited anticipation, we were happy to see the new Ruddington signs installed by RM Installations on Friday 21 July.
You can see the new boundary signs at the five entrances to the Village: Loughborough Road (north and south), Wilford Road, Clifton Lane and Flawforth Lane.
WigWag are really proud to have been commissioned for such an exciting project and would like to once again thank Ruddington Parish Council for allowing us this opportunity.