Keble College, Oxford, needed signage to direct external visitors in a way that respected its Grade 2 listed status, famous brickwork architecture and existing features and fittings – and that was sensitive to the fact that to most of its staff and students, Keble College is home.
Working with London signmakers The Signworks, we designed a modular signage system consisting of a wall-mounted back plate and a face place that dovetails on it.
The signs were spray-painted in a dark grey to match existing metalwork such as drain pipes and gates around the college grounds.
Rubbings of the brickwork taken at each sign location provided templates for custom-located fittings to align with the brick courses. The signs are easy to take down for maintenance, and holes and wall plugs are then covered with specially-painted caps that match the brick joints.