MSD (Merson Sign Design) were initially appointed in February 2013 by Glasgow 2014 Ltd, the Organising Committee to produce the signage family “Kit of Parts” and graphic principles for the games. Our team of designers lead the development of signage strategy and masterplan which would then be implemented at each of the games venues.
Once the Kit of Parts was completed the Merson-ASG team then went on to work with branding agency ICON to complete the wayfinding planning in 16 of the venues, as well as Games wayfinding within the City of Glasgow.
Merson-ASG were tasked by ICON with the design and manufacture of the steelwork and base units for over 250 freestanding wayfinding signs ranging from 1.5 to 3 metres high. We manufactured all signage framework in house before affixing them to concrete bases units. These base units were the same concrete bases we had manufactured for our signage at the London 2012 games. Following the 2012 Games the concrete was put in storage so that it could be ‘recycled’ for the Glasgow Games. The completed signs were then installed by ICON in all the games venues.
We completed all the survey and planning needed for the Last Mile and City Signage in Glasgow. We also worked with all the Games’ stakeholders to progress the approvals needed to ensure the signage was installed in the right place with all the right information on it.
Merson-ASG coordinated the production of the signage once planning was approved and then went on to coordinate the installation of the signage throughout the city.