Platform One

David Evans


14a Monnow Street
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3EE

Tel: 01600 714600 and 716410
Fax: 01600 714624
Email:
Website: www.interpretationdesign.co.uk

Categories

  1. Exhibition design
  2. Graphic design and production
  3. Illustration
  4. Interpretive design/production
  5. Publishing/print production

Services

Illustration, with particular emphasis on wildlife; graphic and physical design for temporary and touring exhibitions or permanent display; branding; layout and artwork for all kinds of publications, including educational aids; concepts for bespoke retail items, including greetings cards and cardboard models.
We are a small but well-organised team, keen to provide prompt response, enthusiasm and professionalism. We don’t employ a salesman so you will always talk directly with people working on your project and you’ll find us courteous, ethical, very friendly and with a preference for speaking the Queen’s English rather than highfalutin techno-babble.

Projects

We carried out our first interpretation project in 1985 with the design and installation of 12 panels illustrating the history of Newport, South Wales. In 1992, we were commissioned to produce graphics for the National Garden Festival of Wales.
Subsequently, clients we have worked for include Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage, Brecon Beacons National Park, Clearwell Caves, Groundwork Trust, Gwent Wildlife Trust, Monmouth School, Monmouthshire County Council, Natural England, Powys County Council, Rolls-Royce, Talyllyn Railway Company and Usk Rural Life Museum.

Case Studies
Brecon Beacons National Park. The Park Authority commissioned destination panels for installation at Abergavenny Railway Station; they comprise maps, local and regional information on places of interest.
Clearwell Caves, a network of iron ore mines in the Royal Forest of Dean, have a number of interpretation areas produced by Platform One. In 2014, we created a small commemorative display to acknowledge the role played by Forest miners in World War I and in particular a local hero, Private Francis Miles, who won a VC for outstanding bravery.
Also in 2014, Monmouth School celebrated its 400th anniversary. Platform One conceived and produced a temporary exhibition and a permanent timeline in the School’s new multi-million pound reception and teaching block.
During 2013-14, we completed five community projects for Monmouthshire County Council.
In the village of Devauden – at the site where John Wesley delivered his first sermon in Wales – we installed ceramic panels and an AV unit; for Mathern Mill – one of the last water-powered flour mills in the area – we created interior and exterior interpretive panels, scripted and recorded for an AV unit; in Monmouth, we generated designs and installed panels in the garden visited by Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton in 1802; at Raglan, we created a range of map and interpretive panels, trail leaflets and guide books; in Tintern, we produced and installed an external panel describing some of the unique tombs in the now disused churchyard that overlooks the world-famous Abbey.
A very challenging commission came from the Local Authority, working with a Friends Group, to create, inside the renovated Victorian chapel of rest, a permanent interpretation of the biodiversity and burial history at Monmouth Cemetery. It is the last resting place of workhouse inmates, prominent citizens, military heroes, artists and craftsmen.
Recent projects, in 2015, have been: the creation of bilingual signage and interpretation for the Talyllyn Railway Company in mid-Wales. We have produced timetables, historic panels and an illustrated map of the route taken on the steam trains by thousands of visitors annually.
A series of roll-up banners for Monmouth’s historic Shire Hall, amplifying the role of the building as the county assizes and using the premise of ‘Trial and Retribution’. Each employs one of our in-house illustrations to exemplify typical law-makers and law-breakers.
Wall panels for a brand new primary school at Raglan, commissioned by the contractors but developed in partnership with the Headteacher to act as teaching aids. They feature such luminaries as Alfred Russel Wallace, the eminent evolutionist, who was born in a nearby parish.
In addition to our interpretation portfolio, we have a 35-year track record in design and building exhibition stands for all the principal UK venues.

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  • Interpretation at Monmouth Cemetery Visitor Centre

    Interpretation at Monmouth Cemetery Visitor Centre

  • World War 1 tribute at Clearwell Caves

    World War 1 tribute at Clearwell Caves

  • Interpretation of the history of Talyllyn Railway

    Interpretation of the history of Talyllyn Railway