Guinness Brewery built up letters
We were asked to manufacture the new signage letters for the Guinness brewery in central Dublin, the letters where approx 2 meters high and the harp logo was about 3 meters in height.
The letter spec
All the letters and logo had to have face illumination as well as a halo back light with the letters being so big this meant we had to use two set of leds one for the face illumination and one set for the halo light, the face of the letters had to be 5mm opal acrylic, the side return was powder coated aluminium the central structural core plate was modified 10mm foam with a rear 3mm opal diffuser.
The building of the these letters took some time due to the spec and overall size we had to make sure they would be strong enough not to break or fall of the wall, with the letters being so big and heavy we needed to add a lot of internal support to the letters.
Once we received the final drawings from the sign company we checked the vector file to ensure they where to scale and the outlines where smooth and ready for machining, before we could start the machining process we need to design and mark the side returns, internal support areas and rear fixing points, as we needed to have a central core to illuminate the face and the rear halo we used this as the main weight bearing area of the sign and was essentially the main fixing point of the letters so it needed to be design right, once we had everything designed in and checked we could start the machining process.