PROJECT: Gerhard Richter exhibition title wall signs

In the art world, Gerhard Richter is what you would call a jack of all trades but a master of all. For more than fifty years, the iconic German painter has proven his remarkable of almost every style and genre of the art form – from personal portraits to hyperrealistic photo-style images and even abstract works. He is one of the world’s most influential living artists, and the exclusive exhibition Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images provides a detailed insight into his massive body of work. The exhibit is his first major Australian offering and has drawn upon loans from public and private collections in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, including the artist’s own collection.

As you may have gathered by this point, this exhibition is a pretty huge deal, so it was very exciting that the Queensland Art Gallery commissioned Colour Chiefs to print, cut and install the two title wall signs in the GOMA entry to the exhibit. The signage created from a series of mini concept boards featuring the QAGOMA logo cut and printed from a range of materials including reverse printed acrylic, LED acrylic, metallised plastics and wood veneers. The QAGOMA design team then worked up a mini mock up of the sign for approval. The final signs were reverse printed using one of Richter’s images in CMYK and white on 6mm clear acrylic, then laser cut to shape. As you can see, the results were fantastic!