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It may appear to you that NHS signs are lacking in their ingenuity of design, but that is not the purpose of many NHS signs. The legibility and ease of understanding is more often than not, the overriding purpose of signs.
This NHS sign that you can see in the image to the right, is simple. Its purpose is to tell you where you are – that’s all it’s designed to do. So you might say the design is nearly perfect as the lettering is large and clear, the contrast between lettering and background is obvious, and the sign achieves its purpose.
With the majority of NHS signs having a similar appearance, part of the corporate image, this is one that has some variation and adaptation to it.
Clearly you can see the corporate image, but instead of a flat aluminium composite sheet fixed to a wall, this is one that has been formed into a tray. With the wide format printed vinyl applied to the face, it then has some modular components added to let people change the name and/or add names.
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By law the health signs that are in the UK, at least as far as the NHS goes, have one uniform colour and design. There is a little leeway on wording and sizes but there are rules on how signage must be designed.
Given that it is an NHS sign as mentioned, this is also a corporate sign because of the NHS logo.
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This health wayfinding sign is constructed using aluminium panels, that have been sprayed to achieve the right colour, and vinyl text that is applied to the panels. It is a modular sign construction, sturdy and found all over the UK, and will last for many years.
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Here is a good picture of a collection of health wayfinding signs all in one place (before we sent them with the fitters for fitting).
Included in this collection are doorplates (the six at the top) which all conform to the standard required by the hospital (font size, arrow size, blue line underneath all doorplates) – these are classic vinyl text and graphics using hard foam boards and wayfinding signs, and the toilet signs at the bottom which should be considered to be aluminium signs.
As you might imagine, hospital signs to tend to be popular, with health programs being high on a government’s list. This particular health sign is constructed using a framework over which aluminium composite sheets are placed. The vinyl text and graphics go on last, with a heavy duty vinyl laminate over the top. The whole structure is held in place by large heavy-duty aluminium poles.
This NHS sign might also be considered a bespoke sign. It is illuminated by lights on both sides, constructed from aluminium composite and lettered with vinyl text and graphics, and finally, suspended in place.