Longleat Safari Park

The Grain has been delighted to be involved as Key sign maker at Longleat Safari Park. Working closely with project designer Craig Jeffery along with graphic designer Matt Wellsted and the excellent executive team on various projects throughout the park.

Longleat Safari Park - Jungle Kingdom - 3D sign - The Grain - Theme Park Signage

Work to date has involved Themed Entrance Signage, interpretation panels and Sandblasted Poster & Map Structures and Digital Printed Panels. the changes Longleat are making at the Safari Park are stunning.

Themed Entrance Signage

Longleat 50th Aniversary

The Brief: To create new overhead signage to incorporate Longleat’s new look logo, which coincides with Longleat’s 50th anniversary event.

Process
Fully 3d carved HDU foam, with acrylic paint finish
Material
Full HDU Carved 3d Construction
Finish
Acrylic paint and UV lacquered
Themed Entrance Signage

Tropical Storm Cafe

The Brief: Create 3 high impact 1.8 meter signs for Longleat’s fantastic new cafe which recreates a tropical storm inside.

Process
Digital Printed backpanel with overlaid HDU 3D graphics and text
Material
HDU and marine ply back
Finish
Acrylic paint and UV lacquered
Themed Entrance Signage

Feed The Giraffes

The Brief: Create a 2.4 meter 3 dimensional sign, post mounted for the elevated viewing gallery at Longleat.

Process
Digital Printed backpanel with 3d Giraffes
Material
HDU and boat builders marine ply
Finish
5 coat acrylic paint
Themed Entrance Signage

Walk with the Lemurs

The Brief: Create a relatively inexpensive sign, to blend in well with the Lemur enclosure.

Process
Digital Printed animals, CNC cut to shape, mounted on Cedar with carved in lettering. Cut grain formations.
Material
Simulated grain CNC cut into western Red Cedar backboard.
Finish
Digital printed, matt laminated. Letters cut in and colour filled.
Themed Entrance Signage

Jungle Cruise

The Brief: A high impact overhead sign with depth relief to mark the entrance of The Jungle Cruise Boat Ride at Longleat.

Process
Layer Digital printed Dibond, cut to outline. Overlaid with 25mm PVC panels and raised letters.
Material
Matt laminated digital printed Dibond. 25mm PVC foam board sprayed to Pantone.
Finish
5 coat acrylic
Themed Entrance Signage

African Village

The Brief: A traditional painted sign with layers and lots of dimension to mark the entrance of Longleat’s new excellent African Village Jungle Kingdom.

Process
Layered marine Plywood with CNC carved panels
Material
Marine boat builders Plywood
Finish
Water-based latex paint to Pantone
Themed Entrance Signage

Out of the Wild

The Brief: High relief and very light, the rope and bamboo structure of this sign designed by Craig Jeffery, Project Director adds great interest to this hanging sign.

Process
Sandblasted marine boat builders Plywood with faux planking. The Dibond leaves have been digitally printed then wrapped and formed.
Material
Marine Plywood and HDU
Finish
Acrylics. The 'Wild Letter' have been gradient sprayed with green at the top to give the effect of moss.
Themed Entrance Signage

Hunters of the Sky

The Brief: Create fine detailed raised lettering with a bronze chamfered bevel edge.

Process
CNC cut letters, edge sprayed in Bronze metallic. Bird elements in marine Plywood
Material
Marine Plywood and Cedar
Finish
Wood finished in water-based dark Oak
Themed Entrance Signage

Deer Valley

The Brief: Create an imposing 4 meter high dimensional sign mounted on posts.

Process
Digital Printed animals, CNC cut to shape, mounted on marine ply, layered for dimension.
Material
Simulated grain CNC cut onto marine Ply backboard with HDU letters
Finish
Digital printed, mat laminated. Letters finished in Acrylic with UV lacquer.
DISPLAY SIGNAGE

Hansel and Gretel Cottage - Longleat

Brief: To create a high impact sign for the Hansel and Gretel Cottage at Longleat safari park

Process
Snadblasted aqnd CNC carved Douglas Fir and HDU which has Been CNC carved
Material
Douglas Fir, and carved HDU
Finish
Natural stained finish Douglas Fir, and latex based full colour elements
CNC Cut Out Letters and Graphics

Postman Pat

The Brief: A dimensional sign with a postage stamp cut edge

Process
HDU Raided letters finished with a gradient fill to emulate gold
Material
High Density Urethane letters on Boat Builders Plywood
Finish
Latex Water based paint to backboard, Acrylics to letters

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