Successful signs should be more than just 1000 words squashed into a small space. Good signage communicates feelings and ideas by working cleverly with text and images to create an experience for visitors.


SHP’s work in this area includes designing and mapping heritage and tourism trails and the research, writing, design, fabrication and installation of all kinds of signage.


Signs & Trails

Mosman Park

Mosman Park, Western Australia
Client: City of Mosman Park
Date: 2014

In April 2014 SHP was commissioned to design and install signage at Mosman Park, WA, before the end of the financial year. SHP has designed 17 signs that interpreted the cultural history of Mosman Park within this very tight time frame. We used illustration and symbols relating to the history of each site to enliven the cultural history and draw attention to the panel text.

Subcontractor: Billington Prideaux Partnership


Footscray Memorial Garden

Footscray, Victoria
Client: Maribyrnong City Council
Date: 2013

Maribyrnong City Council commissioned SHP in 2012 to design and install commemorative signage for the Memorial Garden. The Memorial Garden is the new home of historic plaques that were once in Footscray’s Avenue of Honour, which has now been dismantled.

SHP worked closely with Maribyrnong City Council and local veterans’ representatives to develop content and design for the Garden, which commemorates all men and women who died in armed conflicts. The content was particularly sensitive since Footscray is home to many migrant communities, some of whose members previously fought against the Allies.

Subcontractor: Billington Prideaux Partnership


Walkerville Foreshore Reserve Tourism Information Board

Walkerville, Victoria
Client: Robin Crocker & Associates
Date: 2012

SHP was engaged to design and fabricate a Tourism Information Board for Walkerville Foreshore Reserve in late 2012. Since the project had a two-week deadline and required completion before Christmas, SHP worked closely with the client to ensure that the panels were completed on time, on budget and with high production values.

Subcontractor: Billington Prideaux Partnership


Kew Police Station and Court House

Kew, Victoria
Client: City of Boroondara
Date: 2011

In 2011, the City of Boroondara engaged SHP to interpret the history of the state heritage-listed former Kew Police Station and Court House for the redeveloped building.

SHP’s scope of works included concept planning, research, content development and theming, site planning, copywriting, design, fabrication and installation of all interpretive signs. SHP also commissioned photographs in order to bring the historical material to life and show how the Kew Police Station and Court House functioned. The interpretive signs capture and present the history of the building, which has now been transformed into an arts centre, in a colourful and evocative way.

The project as a whole was awarded the Victorian Government’s annual Minister of Planning Heritage Award for 2012.

Subcontractor: Billington Prideaux Partnership




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Last updated January 2015. Australian Business Number: 45 097 174 000