Bob is putting the finishing touches to new interpretative designs for Bath Abbey. The team at the Abbey appointed Bob after a competitive pitch to create a series of graphics and illustrations explaining their new Footprint project.

Bath Abbey is undertaking an ambitious set of works, called Footprint, to restore areas of the building, install new sustainable energy-based heating and create stunning new visitor and learning areas. We were delighted to be chosen to work with the Abbey to help explain how the project will improve facilities and the fabric of the building for all visitors and users.

Our concept is based on the rich history of the Abbey and uses real historical characters from the Abbey’s past to help tell the story of the project. We’ve been working closely with the Bath Abbey team to select and refine a series of six relevant people from across the Abbey’s 1,400 year history. We’ve created these as engaging characters for visitors to learn from and interact with during their visit. The new learning space, for example, is presented by Sarah Fielding, a notable author and Bath resident with a memorial in the Abbey, and the work to repair the stone floors is explained by a stone mason known to have worked at the Abbey in the 1700s. The characters are combined with visualisations of the new spaces to bring the project to life and help visitors understand the changes while the work is being done. The designs are planned to be displayed on exterior hoardings, printed materials and online.

The Bath Abbey team is hugely enthused by the work and we certainly can’t wait to see the Bath Abbey characters on display at the Abbey. Keep your eyes peeled if you pass the Abbey as you might just spot King Edgar or the rest of the gang and check our portfolio soon for a full profile on the work.

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