Graphics and signage for Crisis studios

Consultancy Commercial Art has created the signage and wall graphics for The Bermondsey Project, a London arts project run by Bow Arts and homeless charity Crisis.


The Bermondsey Project hosts a gallery, studios, sculpture and furniture-making workshops, as well as the Crisis Skylight Bermondsey initiative, which offers vocational courses and training for homeless and former homeless people.

Commercial Art creative director Rick Sellars says the consultancy looked to create a signage system that was cost-effective and also worked within the context of the Bermondsey Project space.


Off-the-shelf sheets of Beech plywood were cut into differently-sized signs, ensuring no material was wasted.

A single black colour was used to provide contrast and clarity.


Sellars says, ‘We mounted the signs with a shadow gap to allow for the uneven nature of the wall surfaces in the space.’

Commercial Art has also created a graphic wall for the Crisis Skylight floor, which provides training and mentoring for artists.


Jemma Cullen, marketing manager at Crisis, says, ‘Crisis works with clients who are often having, or have been through a pretty rough time. We are aware of the effect of environment on mood and want to provide inspiring and creative learning environments which honour the progress and brave steps we encourage our clients to make

‘We also had a pretty short time-frame to create a sign solution which had to be cost effective, it was also important for the signs to be in keeping with the warehouse environment the Bermondsey Project is housed in.’

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