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Building School Pride

19 March 2015

Quality Education is something that happens inside your classrooms. But how will parents, prospective parents and the community know? Your school sign makes that first, all-important statement about who you are.

'Giant Pencils' at Batlow Technology School

03 December 2012

The story of how Danthonia Designs pencil monuments helped to implement the HOW2Learn program which helped to reduce negative behaviour at a central school in the Snowy Mountains...

Classic Quarterboard History

12 March 2011

Nineteenth-century sailing ships displayed their names on decoratively carved and painted wood signs called quarterboards. When a ship's captain retired and went ashore he would acquire the quarterboard and place it on his house for all to admire.

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6 August 2010

Union Hotel Signs on Pretty Pollution

North Sydney's Union Hotel is a classic example of the city's Art Deco architecture. The new owners wanted signage that would fit the  jazz-era atmosphere of the establishment. Sydney-based design firm Pretty Pollution created a fresh and eye-catching corporate identity that emphasised the pub's vintage feel.  For signage, Pretty Pollution worked with us to dimensionalise the logo and create a sign strategy that was both beautiful and functional. Recently, the project was featured on their website:

'Pretty Pollution worked alongside Danthonia Designs to create the indoor and outdoor signage for The Union Hotel. The signs were initially hand carved and then a mould was created to replicate the detail in all the signs. Pretty Pollution also designed the font used for the main wording on each sign. '


One of the pub's new wall signs


The ornaments were first hand-sculpted then molded and attached to the sign panels.


More signs around the pub. Photography by John Bodin.

For more Danthonia pub signs, browse our Pub Signs Portfolio

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