Austins & Co Winery

Austins & Co Arrival Signage

Austins & Co Arrival Signage

 

Austins & Co

Design, manufacture and installation (2017)

 

Austins & Co, a winery in the Moorabool Valley, required the development of a front entrance sign.

The overall design features a rock plinth with elegant, three-dimensional lettering. The slimline shapes create an elegant typographic form and distinctive design statement.


Frankston South Recreation Reserve

Frankston South Recreation Reserve

 

Client, Frankston City Council

Design, manufacture and installation (2006)

 

Arrival sign to compliment the refurbishment of a public facility. The sign needed to announce arrival to the Centre, with only minimal information required. The design also had to engender quality and a modern feel. The signage compliments the architectural elements of the Recreation Centre.


Howitt Street Signage

Howitt Street Signage

 

Client, City of Ballarat

Design, manufacture and installation (2006)

 

Challis Design was contracted to design a range of signage which enhanced the image of the busy retail and business precinct. Signage and place branding designed to promote and build a sense of community and pride.


Hanging Rock Discovery Centre

Hanging Rock Discovery Centre

 

Client, Macedon Ranges Shire

Design, manufacture and installation (2004)

 

A signage program that interprets the geographic assets and social history around Hanging Rock Reserve. Colour, shape and scale were considered during the design process in order to marry the various structures to their environment.


Geelong Botanical Gardens

Geelong Botanical Gardens

 

Client, City of Greater Geelong

Design, manufacture and installation (2016)

 

Main arrival signage features large laser cut lettering with decorative background motif that reflects the existing fence design. Complimentary freestanding arrival signage features corporate branding and orientation map. Corporate logos and map artwork were supplied by the City of Greater Geelong.


Pearce Barracks Interpretation Design

Pearce Barracks

 

Client, Parks Victoria

Design, manufacture and installation

 

Parks Victoria required Challis Design to provide a range of interpretive structures representative of those that once existed at Pearce Barracks (Point Nepean National Park) during WWI and WWII. Interpretive structures included a bed, table, chairs, showers, and the main Canteen building. All fabricated from galvanised steel to withstand the environment. Bed, table and chairs feature marine ply surface to prevent scalding. Interpretive graphic panels are displayed in the Engine Room and convey the experiences of key individuals during WWII, along with photographic evidence of how the site once looked, and how it was used.


Trade Show Displays

Trade Show Displays

 

Client, GES

Design, manufacture and installation

 

Our 16 year relationship with UK company GES has enabled us to undertake the project management of trade show stands and chalets at the International Avalon Airshow in Victoria every two years. We have also provided a number of additional stands for the Aerospace and Land Warfare shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.


Mary MacKillop Trail

Mary MacKillop Trail

 

Client, Southern Grampians Shire Council

Design, manufacture and installation (2010)

 

The canonisation of Mary MacKillop was a significant event in 2010. A number of communities in Western Victoria collaborated to plan and implement a touring trail of significant sites in relation to Mary MacKillop’s life and work. Challis Design designed and manufactured fourteen interpretive signs that covered Mary MacKillop’s early years in Hamilton, Penola, Portland, Robe and Port Macquarie. The signs were manufactured using materials relevant to the region, including basalt in Hamilton and Portland and sandstone in Robe.


National Rhododendron Gardens

National Rhododendron Gardens

 

Client, Parks Victoria

Design, manufacture and installation (2009)

 

A pedestrian-focused system with a consistent hierarchy for orientation, identification and interpretation. A distinctive design that complements the surrounding environment, with the rhododendron motif providing a link across signage types. With bold and creative use of timber elements, laser cut patinated metal and graphic motifs, this signage strategy was adapted and themed across four additional gardens within the region.


Balmoral Township Signage

Balmoral Township Signage

 

Client, Balmoral & District Development Association

Design, manufacture and installation (2016)

 

To help promote the Balmoral township, Challis Design developed orientation signage, designed to help visitors navigate their way through and around the township. A key orientation map highlights the town’s tourist attractions, key facilities and accommodation sites, while a secondary regional map showcases the broader region. Fabrication consists of laser cut, angled, corten panels with bold, digital print graphics.