The rebrand of the original Plymouth Museum, the concept of ‘The Box’ has been years in the making and Leach was thrilled to be enlisted to help bring Plymouth City Council’s exciting vision to life.
Inviting the public to experience Britain’s Ocean City and all it stands for, The Box was designed as a love-letter to the people of Plymouth, commemorating the city’s remarkable history and maritime culture and housing the art, archives and artifacts that have been collected over centuries.
Appointed by the principal fit out contractor, Leach produced and installed over 3,000 graphics across 11 galleries, including 2,106 individually printed American maple panels for the Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy gallery. The Mayflower in particular was a standout gallery for Leach, in which the designer wanted to celebrate and tell the story of the 102 passengers who boarded the Mayflower for America in 1620, using illustrative and impactful display graphics.
A regular presence on site enabled Leach to have complete control over Leach’s work; from concept, planning and manufacture, right through to installation. The team’s dedicated project management, commitment, and ability to focus production efforts in order to meet fast deadlines, especially in the COVID-19 times, was a critical factor to the overall success of this project, ensuring the clients expectations were met on every level. A total of 14 different print production methods were used in order to complete the project.