CHQ | DUBLIN
Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. EPIC Ireland tells the dramatic story of how these people have spread around the globe, and how they changed the world.
Through 20 state-of-the-art galleries, visitors immerse themselves in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known.
Located in The CHQ Building in the heart of Dublin‘s docklands, EPIC Ireland brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way, never experienced before.
Echo supported the complex design and artworking of the graphics throughout the exhibition. We also produced and installed the extensive scale of visuals covering walls, cladding displays, stencil spraying metal archways, on site screen printing and much more besides. The outstanding full coverage printed flooring is the first of its kind and has to be seen to be believed.
KIMMERIDGE | DORSET
It was long thought that the local Kimmeridgian clays had little to yield by way of evidence via well-preserved fossils. A belief that was changed by the amazing discoveries of Steve Etches, local to Kimmeridge, fossil collector and expert who over the last 30 years, has discovered, collected and researched over 2000 incredible late Jurassic Kimmeridgian specimens.
An achievement that has resulted in a collection of the most extensive and finest fossil specimens ever found in the Kimmeridgian Clay Formation.
The Etches Collection is the result of one man’s passion. Over 30 years of discovery and diligent research, dogged determination not just to find and collect specimens, but also to bring to life the amazing stories of the creatures that existed in the Kimmeridgian age.
Echo loved every minute of working with the team in Kimmeridge, helping to artwork, produce and install all the graphics throughout the museum. We highly recommend a visit to this outstanding and one-of-a-kind museum.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM | LONDON
Discover how the entwined histories of colour and vision have filled the natural world with the vibrant hues and shades we see today.
This stunning exhibition takes a 565 million year journey through the eyes of nature with hundreds of rarely displayed specimens, immersive art and digital imaging.
The exhibition gives insight into why humans and other animals perceive the world differently, and how colour-shifters and stealth experts deploy colour to survive.
Striking birds, metallic beetles and iridescent butterflies show structural colour and pigments that inspire the latest dyes. Extraordinary fossils show the first creatures to have image-forming eyes and rare examples of colour preserved over millions of years.
The wide diversity of vertebrate sight is celebrated in a Wall of Eyes, which combines striking photography with more than 100 eyeballs from across the animal kingdom, a selection from the National Eye Collection behind the scenes.
Echo were fortunate to artwork, produce and install all of the graphics throughout the exhibition.
Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones, is this summer’s must-see show, having opened to critical acclaim at London’s Saatchi Gallery. It will make its North American debut in New York City, in November, at the iconic Industria Superstudio (775 Washington Street) in the West Village.
Unlocking their vast archive, this exhibition is a Rolling Stones treasure trove, curated over nine thematic gallery spaces with 500 items from original stage costumes, rare instruments and lyric books, backstage and touring paraphernalia, album art, photography, stage designs, personal diaries, and never before released audio and behind-the-scenes footage.
Echo are privileged to have been nominated the sole Graphics Contractor for this prestigious and iconic exhibition; art working, producing and installing the extensive and diverse graphics throughout the exhibition.
Photography by iEC Exhibitions.
BRITISH LIBRARY | LONDON
The British Library's landmark Shakespeare exhibition on the performances that made an icon, charting Shakespeare’s constant reinvention across the centuries
Journeying through 400 years of history – from the first productions of Hamlet and The Tempest the British Library exhibition helps to understand how Shakespeare’s plays have been transformed for new generations of theatre-goers.
Shakespeare in Ten Acts showcased over 200 unique and rare items such as the only surviving literary manuscript in Shakespeare’s hand, the earliest printed edition of Hamlet from 1603 and Shakespeare’s First Folio.
Echo supported the exhibition with a full service offering from artwork, to production and installation.
"We just wanted to thank you all for your hard work and dedication in creating a beautifully designed and built exhibition. Feedback on the finished exhibition has been so positive and I am pleased to say that our Directors are very impressed – as are we.
We think you all did an amazing job to work with the budget set and to work around and with existing set works. The exhibition design is imaginative, thoughtful and complimentary to the exhibition narrative. The quality is exemplary and all of the contractors were professional, mindful and above all reliable! The installation was a smooth process and very well managed.
The graphics look beautiful and really enhance the space and the content – we especially like the forest and the object labels look very sharp.
We have really enjoyed working with you all!"
Alex Kavanagh, Exhibitions Officer, British Library.
SCIENCE MUSEUM | LONDON
Marking the 50th anniversary of his death, Churchill’s Scientists – a stunning new exhibition at London’s Science Museum – tells the little-known story of how Winston Churchill’s fascination with science led to the scientific achievements that helped Britain win the Second World War.
Discover how the power of science was harnessed during the war – from the recent invention of radar and the production of penicillin and antibiotics, to Britain’s top secret research behind the first atomic bomb. See these incredible events brought to life through a rich array of significant historical objects, original film footage, letters and archive images.
Explore how the culture of scientific achievement fostered by Churchill flourished after the war, invigorating scientific research across a wide range of fields, including molecular genetics, radio astronomy, nuclear power, nerve and brain function and robotics.
The exhibition features a number of personal objects belonging to Churchill, such as the cigar he was smoking in 1951 on the day he learned he’d been re-elected as Prime Minister, and his green velvet ‘siren suit’ – a one-piece outfit devised by him and designed to be put on in a hurry during air raids.
Echo worked on the entire graphic package from artwork to installation, with an artillery of different media & production techniques to match the originality of the exhibition’s content.
V&A | LONDON
Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe.
The original version of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 was organised by the Costume Institute and became one of the museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions.
The exhibition showcases McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs are presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.
The V&A experienced unprecedented demand for the exhibition, helping it become the most visited paid for exhibition in the UK ever, with 24 hour opening for its final three months.
Echo supported the exhibition with the production & installation of strikingly beautiful six metre high canvas graphics, full graphic flooring and detail throughout including signage and on-site silk screening in gold leaf.
SOMERSET HOUSE | LONDON
Somerset House, in collaboration with Nice Time Inc Productions, presented The Jam: About the Young Idea. With unprecedented access to The Jam’s archive, Somerset House curated the first comprehensive exhibition about the extraordinary band whose music immortalised life for Britain’s disenchanted youth during the late 70s and early 80s.
Through unseen material and fan memorabilia, the exhibition charts the trio’s journey from Sheerwater Secondary Modern in Woking to superstardom, kick-started by the release of their debut hit single ‘In The City’, whose lyrics are referenced in the exhibition’s title, and ended six years later with 18 consecutive UK top 40 singles and over 14 million global album sales.
For the very first time, all three members of the band – Paul Weller, Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton – the Weller family and music archivist Den Davis have opened up their archives, especially for the show. The collection, which was curated by frontman Paul’s sister and former head of The Jam’s fan club Nicky Weller, Tory Turk and Russell Reader with additional advice from DJ Gary Crowley, included hand written lyrics, original stage outfits, personal photographs and footage, unreleased music videos, early scrapbooks, letters and postcards, posters and fanzines, and the band’s instruments.
Benefit Cosmetics have their flagship store on London’s iconic Carnaby Street, featuring regular, unique window and internal displays to highlight the heritage of the location as much as promoting the brand itself.
Such a unique location offers a myriad of creative potential opportunities. We launched the ‘Sweet Shoppe’ campaign across all Benefit boutiques in October 2014, as well as bespoke displays such as the vintage Carnaby Street bus feature for the store opening.
Echo were also delighted to be awarded the complete interior design, production and installation for Benefit’s new UK Headquarters at the iconic Marconi building in Chelmsford. The 20,000 square foot building required ‘Benefitisation’ throughout each of the 30-plus rooms, whilst respecting the building’s historical relevance and Grade II listed status.
The building was officially re-opened in February 2014, and features a collection of different installations including canvas wallpaper, creative pink whiteboard walls, bespoke fireplaces and an extraordinary giant Benetint factice light feature.
SOMERSET HOUSE | LONDON
Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data.
In 2002, digital technology surpassed demand for analogue systems, and within one year in 2009, we produced the same quantity of data as in the entire history of humanity up to that point.
In December 2015, Somerset House presents Big Bang Data, a major landmark exhibition about the big data explosion of the 21st century, which is radically transforming our lives.
The multi-media exhibition brought the unknown worlds of data to life, immersing individuals as much in to the technology as the impact it's had on our rapidly evolving world.
Echo collaborated with Somerset House to produce and install the vast array of graphics.
Contributing artists included: Timo Arnall / Thomson and Craighead / Ryoji Ikeda / Julie Freeman / David McCandless / Nicholas Felton / Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi / Eva and Franco Mattes / James Bridle / Laura Poitras / Rafael Lozano Hemmer / Lisa Jevbratt / Ingrid Burrington and Dan Williams.
ME HOTEL | LONDON
Grey Goose Vodka took over the ME Hotel’s Roof Top Radio bar in central London for the winter. The Radio Bar has one of the most breathtaking views over London, and one of the finest cocktail menus to match.
Echo were excited to support the takeover with a cocktail of subtle, seductive visuals, including backlit vinyls cladding the internal marble lightboxes and exterior graphics throughout the venue.
The setting is truly outstanding, and we highly recommend a visit. Oh, and if you fancy something different, among the exceptional cocktails you can find the enlivening Radio-Active — combining Grey Goose, lime, basil and jalapeño.
Kiehl’s was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village over 150 years ago. Their extensive experience has resulted in a unique blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medicinal knowledge developed over generations.
In the early decades of the 20th century, Kiehl’s was a full-service pharmacy, offering customers homeopathic and herbal remedies, essential oils, over-the-counter drugs, and the first Kiehl’s brand name products. Today, Kiehl’s is dedicated to giving customers quality skin care and hair care products based on the most advanced science and utilising unique, natural ingredients.
Steeped in New York tradition, Kiehl’s notoriety has crossed country and continent with the products now being available to customers internationally. While it may now be global, Kiehl’s is a born and bred New Yorker, a pedigree defined in 2003 by Mayor Bloomberg when he proclaimed November 12th Kiehl’s day!
The opening of the Regent Street Flagship store was one of the biggest days on Kiehl’s global calendar, and Echo were proud to produce all the graphics throughout both floors. The iconic New York City pharmacy building photography was installed onto the staircase’s bare brick wall, creating a striking double height wall wrap. Framed visuals, window graphics and POS rounded off the installation to create one of Central London’s most iconic stores.
MADAME TUSSAUDS | LONDON
London’s Madame Tussauds have brought to life some of Marvel’s best loved Super Heroes in three floors of multi-sensory fun featuring a mix of interactive themed areas, startlingly realistic wax figures and an all new Marvel Super Heroes 4D film adventure.
Marvel Super Heroes 4D will take you right inside the Super Heroes’ top secret command centre – S.H.I.E.L.D (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division) – and you will be immersed from the moment you arrive.
Among the displays, Echo have helped bring the S.H.I.E.L.D command centre to life, cladding the area with bunker style graphics and mounting heroic Marvel inspired artworks to Captain America and Iron Man’s HQ.
BOUTIQUES & DEPARTMENT STORES
Founded and named after legendary Japanese make-up artist and beauty pioneer Shu Uemura, the brand breaks all boundaries in beauty creation.
Inspired by an aesthetic and professional essence of the artisan, the Shu Uemura brand was developed on the founder’s holistic philosophy that beautiful make-up starts with beautiful skin.
The blend of nature, science and art, together with Shu Uemura’s pioneer spirit, combine to create cutting-edge make-up, innovative high performing skincare and elegantly crafted professional tools that fuse simplicity and elegance.
The extraordinary spectrum of colours and textures found within Shu Uemura’s atelier enables every user to become a true artist, liberated to freely experiment with infinite expression and make-up designs.
Such an artistically creative brand must be supported by equally creative and evocative graphics. Accuracy in colour replication is essential to ensuring the synergy from product to market and we’re proud to represent Shu Uemura in their standalone stores throughout the UK as well as premium counters in leading department stores.
KEW GARDENS | LONDON
Every year Kew brings some tropical colour to winter with its annual orchids festival. The spectacular display is found in the hidden world of exotic orchids and tropical plants in the steamy rainforest of the Princess of Wales Conservatory and runs for a month during February and March.
In 2014, the displays took us on a journey back in time, retracing the footsteps of the intrepid Victorian plant hunters, discovering cascades of Vanda orchids and drapes of tropical flowers.
Echo were proud to add to the explosions of colour and life with a flourish of graphics throughout Kew, including vivid internal and external vinyls, stunning signage and interactive displays.
WAKEHURST | WEST SUSSEX
Echo have also been lucky enough to produce and install graphics for the Wakehurst Millennium Seed Bank in West Sussex. Not just a centre of conservation and scientific research, Wakehurst has become a world class visitor attraction.
JEWISH MUSEUM | LONDON
Abram Games was one of the most important and influential figures of 20th century graphic design. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, this exhibition explored his immigrant roots, his Jewish background and his enormous contribution to British design.
Echo were honoured to contribute to this homage to a design legend, providing the full exhibition graphics from artwork to installation.
Voted one of the Guardian’s Top 10 exhibitions of 2014, the showcase proved one of the most successful of the year.
De Beers began the search for nature’s most exquisite and magnificent prizes over 125 years ago. With an unrivalled legacy in diamonds the group remains the world’s leading diamond company with unparalleled expertise in the exploration and mining of diamonds throughout the world.
Coining the phrase ‘A Diamond is Forever’ in the forties, the brand’s success grew decade on decade culminating in the founding of the De Beers Diamond Jewellers store in 2002 at 50 Old Bond Street, London. Though the network of stores has since grown to over 30 worldwide the Bond Street store remains the jewel in the crown, being honoured with a new engagement ring design named ‘Old Bond Street’.
Echo provide graphics for the De Beers stores worldwide. Premium is key, and only the finest quality production and materials will suffice for this most luxurious of brands.
SOMERSET HOUSE | LONDON
Historic England’s first major exhibition, tells the story of key public art created between 1945 and 1985, the exhibition follows the fates and fortunes of site-specific sculptures and reliefs by pioneering artists, focusing on works that will be listed by Historic England. Work by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Ralph Brown, Geoffrey Clarke, William Mitchell, Elisabeth Frink and Paul Mount are all featured. Out There celebrates England's fascinating yet forgotten national collection of public art.
THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE MUSEUM | LONDON
To celebrate the International Year of Light, a unique exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum looked at the contentious history of light therapy. The Kiss of Light opened on Florence’s birthday on May 12th 2015 and centred on the healing powers of light – and its risks. The exhibition showcased a remarkable photographic record of nurses and their vulnerable patients being exposed to both natural and artificial light. Light therapy was especially used for children to combat tuberculosis and rickets in clinics and sanatoria and even in the home by mothers eager to protect their child by exposing them to rays from trendy portable ultra-violet lamps.
Echo helped to bring this unique exhibition to life with an equally unique display. We lined the exhibition space with a continuous, printed and digitally cut black dibond wall. This played with light, text and imagery as well as props to quite literally illuminate the subject.
MADAME TUSSAUDS | LONDON
"Prepare to be transported to that galaxy, far, far away..."
Star Wars at Madame Tussauds London is a unique, immersive experience featuring sixteen of the most famous heroes and villains in scenes from some of the most iconic moments from the Star Wars universe.
In a world exclusive, Echo helped bring the Star Wars experience to life with captivating graphics from the most pivotal scenes of the first six movies.