Flagmakers recently got involved in brightening up the beautiful frontage of the House of Illustration Building. We installed two large vibrant banners either side of the main entrance which our client was very pleased with.
The aim was to portray some of the vibrant sketches inside the building on the exterior too! One of the banners is a simple “House of Illustration” artwork in a beautiful turquoise shade. The second banner relates to a current exhibition at the centre “Comix Creatrix” which features 100 women who have been involved in making comics.
The banners themselves were printed in our robust Decotex fabric, at almost 4 square meters in size the banners look impressive. Mounted on the old but beautifully restored building the banners give a modern edge and an insight to what’s inside.
These wonderful banners were however a slightly tricky installation! We resorted to creating a bespoke banner support system to ensure the mount matched the building whilst also securing and giving tension to the fabric. Luckily, our engineers are used to working with older more usual buildings so creating one-off solutions like this is still achievable.
House of Illustration is the UK’s only public gallery dedicated solely to illustration. The Gallery has a creative programme of exhibitions, talks and events. Founded by Sir Quentin Blake the gallery opened in July 2014 at the heart of the King’s Cross regeneration area. The centre has become the place to view all forms of illustration from cartoons, adverts, and animation to fashion sketches. The centres aim is to identify new talents and is part of a pioneering illustrator-led education and outreach programme.
We’d like to thank House of Illustration for involving us in this exciting project. We are hopeful we’ll be first in-line to replace the exhibition specific banner ahead of the centre next exciting event.