The City of St. Albert installs and maintains various interior and exterior signage as a City service. Older signs that have reached the end of their life cycle are redesigned and replaced.
Using the City’s “Botanical Arts” brand as a guide, the new signage incorporates elements from the visual identity to maintain brand consistency while integrating it seamlessly into the existing environment.
Utility Box Anti-Graffiti Wrap
The City of St. Albert has an ongoing program to deter graffiti in the community by installing colourful vinyl wraps on utility boxes. This version of the wrap focused on history with a transportation theme. Historical photographs from the museum were combined with blue and green shapes, based on the City’s visual brand, to form a two-side collage that explored road and agricultural transportation.
An anti-graffiti consideration factored into the design by making the composition visually busy to minimize the amount of blank spaces for people to tag.
Overall, it was a different way of presenting history and covered lesser known subjects that contributed to the building of the current community in present day.
Douglas Cardinal Boardroom Sign
The Douglas Cardinal Boardroom inside St. Albert Place is the largest meeting room in the building. Its prominence in civic engagement needed to be reflected in the hallway sign, which serves as a primary wayfinding element. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of St. Albert Place, the boardroom was redesigned and dedicated to Douglas Cardinal, who was the architect of the building.
Campbell Business Park Exterior Sign
The previous Campbell Business Park sign had reached the end of its life cycle. Building on the Douglas Cardinal Boardroom sign, the new design uses a similar layout and typography, and will be easier to maintain due to its primarily metal construction.
The City of St. Albert dedicates many public spaces to the honour of residents that make significant contributions to the community. This is usually identified by a bronze plaque mounted in a high visible location.
Plaques are kept simple in design for good legibility and easy production.