Science Museum

These signs may seem deceptively simple at first glance but they conceal some ground breaking technology. Primarily each sign is a 4 Metre square internally illuminated box, suspended high above the cantilevered floor levels. However, each individual character of the sign text flashes blue in sequence at one second intervals, then the whole text flashes blue and simultaneously  and plays a distinct note. To meet this challenge a team of lighting, electronics, rigging and modelmaking specialists were assembled, each working to incredibly tight deadlines dictated by a royal opening.

I was an integral part of the design team, responsible for overall coordination and delivery.

Lead Designer: Johnson Banks

Manufacturer: Wood & Wood Signs