National Museums Liverpool
'Through The Wall' at the ACC Liverpool Arena
‘Through the Wall’ is a project designed by National Museums Liverpool (NML) to showcase Liverpool’s cultural riches in public areas around the city. Service Graphics worked with NML to create a series of large murals to draw attention to the city’s cultural venues. The graphics utilise a technique known as ‘trompe l’oeil’ (trick of the eye) giving the impression that the objects appear to be coming through the wall. Phase 1 of the project involved installing the graphics at the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool (ACC).
Our brief was to install large scale graphics to the walls to give the appearance that the viewer was looking through into another space. The main technical issue was the size, as these giant images fell outside the standard rigid sheet size and joins had to remain invisible to maintain the illusion. Our solution was to mount plain profile cut boards and attach a single piece of printed fabric, large enough to cover the boards and create a seamless image. The fabric was then trimmed to follow the profile of the boards and the finished effect was spectacular.
National Museums Liverpool was extremely pleased with the end result and the graphics have certainly created a buzz in the city. Following on from the success of Phase 1, we are currently working with NML on Phase 2 which will extend the project to other locations around Liverpool City Centre.
Service Graphics worked with NML to create a series of large murals to draw attention to the city’s cultural venues.
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