In collaboration with typography specialist Paul Barnes, BKD developed the identity, signage and wayfinding system for the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.

Responding to the extensive refurbishment and remodelling of the building, the signage provides a unifying element that stitches together the variety of distinct architectural styles.

BKD worked closely with suppliers and makers to deliver a bespoke and crafted family of elements. The finished result reflects the spirit of the Whitworth, whilst remaining sensitive to its architectural context.

The work was recognised by the Design Week judges and BKD was presented with the award by Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins who hosted the ceremony.