We provided two sets of precast concrete letters to be located at Falmouth University.
The letters were manufactured in bespoke moulds in a black basalt concrete mix. They were acid etched after striking.
The reverse side of the letters also carried key messages about the university as well as some bespoke artistic designs. This was done using graphic concrete paper. The university submitted their designs and these were transposed onto the concrete by means of an especially formulated retarder paper which allows a large amount of definition in the finished product.
This use of concrete patterns is ideally suited for hard landscaping and public realm works. It can only be used effectively if it is applied to what would be the bottom of the mould, usually the front face of any object. Standard patterns are also available although their appearance could be quite different depending on the mix of fine and coarse aggregates and cement.