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  • Fountainbridge
    CCP collaborate with renowned illustrator Tom Paterson as part of its new extensive poster site on the old brewery development at Fountainbridge.
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  • Henderson Street - Art Installation
    CCP subsidised and co-installed a striking street art installation in Edinburgh’s Leith Shore district in association with CEC, Leith Late and artist Russell Dempster
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  • Edinburgh Scheme Highlights
    Renovation of graffiti strewn site opposite landmark new development in historic Cowgate
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  • Edinburgh Scheme Highlights
    Helping raise awareness of the city’s proposed new Tram system, allaying local concerns
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  • Edinburgh Scheme Highlights
    Promoting the council’s Foster Care Open-Day campaign, driving attendance
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  • Edinburgh Scheme Highlights
    CCP re-painting of Edinburgh’s iconic Police Boxes, reducing the problem of persistent flyposting
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  • Edinburgh Scheme Highlights
    Design & install of vibrant ‘work in progress’ panels during the Assembly Rooms refurbishment
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  • Edinburgh Scheme Highlights
    Successful lamp-post wrap campaign to promote the city’s new dedicated cycle routes
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  • Edinburgh Scheme Highlights
    CCP created a strategic solution for channeling and formalising the street poster phenomenon which grips the Edinburgh Festival every August.
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Fountainbridge

Fountainbridge

Imagine a world where probably the most famous 007 ever – Sean Connery, never became a world famous actor, but carried on being a milkman in his native Fountainbridge in Edinburgh, delivering beer instead of milk? What if his destiny meant he was always going to be smooth, charming and good looking but outwitting the baddies in whatever he did?

Imagine no more as CCP have collaborated with renowned illustrator Tom Paterson to create this imagined parallel universe as part of its new extensive poster site on the old brewery development at Fountainbridge.

Installed with the co-operation of the City of Edinburgh council. This unique display reflects the specialised local knowledge, heritage and subversive twist that Tom brought to his work on The Beano, Dandy and Viz.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

In 2009, CCP were approached by Edinburgh council to come up with a strategic solution for channeling and formalising the street poster phenomenon which grips the Edinburgh Festival every August. In a short space of time CCP “invented” a range of new display formats, sourcing materials, staff and facilities to create a city-wide temporary scheme. The newly created installations set up just for the Festival were universally acknowledged to be a great success. Subsequent years’ installations, up until 2013, built on this basic model, with tweaks and subtle changes each year, creating a showpiece city-wide installation.

For more information on future activity please get in touch:
edfest@citycentreposters.co.uk

The Edinburgh Trams Project

The Edinburgh Trams Project

CCP have been engaged in numerous on-going projects in conjunction with the council surrounding The Edinburgh Trams project. CCP provides street advertising space at heavily discounted rates to enable the council to publicise updates about the Tram Project, offering guidance to local businesses affected by the works. CCP has created a range of innovative sites as vehicles for this publicity including;

  • Ten drums across the city centre, showing Tram Route maps and business/shop guides
  • Numerous information boards printed and installed at safe site-crossing points
  • Lamp-post wraps around the East End area near Waverley Station
  • Installation of full length drop building banners near Haymarket Station
  • Installation of Tram/City development hazard triangles in risky spots
  • Installation of ten drums to highlight work areas and maintain visibility for businesses along and around Princes St and Haymarket
Design of Work in Progress panels during Assembly Rooms Refurbishment

Design of Work in Progress panels during Assembly Rooms Refurbishment

The historic and much-loved Assembly Rooms on George St recently undertook a multi-million pound refurbishment, which meant being closed for over a year. The venue was keen to let the public see the exciting work happening within and contacted CCP to see if we could help. In response, we designed and installed some creative “work in progress panels” during the course of the renovations, hinting at what was taking shape. We also created a range of advertising sites along the perimeter fencing to add some colour. The work in progress panel designs were taken down and are now used to chart the story of the renovations to school and college visitors.

  • CCP worked closely with the chief contractor (Balfour Beatty) and the client (Assembly Rooms/CEC) to bring the project to fruition
  • Also liaising with the project photographer and local printers
  • The panels painted a vibrant illustration of an exciting development
  • The innovative use of the hoarding also kept the site graffiti-free
Cowgate and Blair Street Renovation

Cowgate and Blair Street Renovation

Cowgate, running parallel to the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh has, for many years, been home to many alternative clubs, bars and hostels attracting thousands of revellers every week (and the associated problems of graffiti, grime, litter and anti social behaviour).

CCP were aware of this problematic site, on the corner of Cowgate and Blair Street, opposite a brand new hotel and retail complex and drew up a proposal to refresh and maintain the site, while accommodating a Council request for preventative measures for the dropping of litter in an adjacent fire exit stairwell.

The Cowgate facing wall was enhanced using a combination of advertising frames, printed and laminated Sideways Glance panels, along with colour complimenting painting. The fire exit stairwell was protected with a unique and bespoke built frame and mesh system that looks attractive, is highly effective and enables easy collection of detritus disposed irresponsibly by the public.

The end result has seen a dramatic improvement in the visual amenity of the area and a dramatic drop in the incidences of rubbish and graffiti here along with other benefits;

• Improved civic amenity
• Enhanced perception of the area
• Opposite brand new retail/hotel development
• Improved key touristic area
• Reduced fear of crime

Repainting Edinburgh’s Iconic Police Boxes

Repainting Edinburgh’s Iconic Police Boxes

These distinctive historic landmarks are placed all over the city, and are highly cherished in Edinburgh. CCP uses them as heritage sites within the scheme, and treats the design of these structures in a respectful way. Several in the city centre and Royal Mile had been targeted by graffiti and fly-posting over a long period, so CCP arranged and paid for these particular sites to be repainted to their former glory. The renovations instantly lifted the area and created a good communal feeling. Post painting, the incidents of fly-posting and graffiti on these dropped dramatically.

During the Edinburgh Festival time, these boxes also tend to be heavily targeted by fly-posting due to their central location. So in 2012, CCP arranged for the trial installation of a protective advertising hoarding around some of the most blighted sites which proved a great success:

  • Positioning temporary structures around them for protection
  • Painted in heritage colours
Promoting Edinburgh Council’s Foster Care Open Day Campaign

Promoting Edinburgh Council’s Foster Care Open Day Campaign

CCP have printed and placed over forty lamp post wraps throughout the city in the last year to promote Foster Care Open Days. Locations were carefully chosen to target key resident groups in supermarkets, near schools and libraries:

  • The campaign proved highly effective
  • Helping increase visitor numbers to the open days
  • Providing a highly visible street-presence across several weeks
  • With wraps removed immediately after the event by CCP staff
Unight Night-Life Poster Scheme

Unight Night-Life Poster Scheme

The Unight night-life poster scheme is set up between the council, the police and a group of nightclub and bar owners to provide dedicated display space for night-life related posters around the city. The scheme was originally being run independently by Unight, but CCP offered to look after the running of the scheme to enable the existing sites to be upgraded and maintained at the same time as adding new sites. The last two years have seen a big improvement in the visual aesthetics of night-life related poster advertising and a dramatic drop in the quantity of club-related flyposting.

Henderson Street Art Installation

Henderson Street Art Installation

CCP have recently subsidised and co-installed this striking street art installation in the heart of Edinburgh’s Leith Shore district in association with CEC, Leith Late and artist Russell Dempster. This long term derelict shop front was transformed into something beautiful and inspiring through the use of collaged images of pop art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi (1924 – 2005) who was born and raised in the area. This piece has provided a fascinating, educational and thought provoking visual enhancement to the area.

This project was an inclusive and evolving project that had input and support from CEC, Leith Late, Friends of Leith Shore, local printers & suppliers, along with the local community. This has resulted in the street gaining an  uplift in visual amenity and becoming part of the Edinburgh art and cultural landscape.

henderson-street-before

henderson-street-after

A short film was produced by local film makers Melted Beetle and can be seen here;

Dedicated Cycle Lane Awareness Campaign

Dedicated Cycle Lane Awareness Campaign

CCP recently installed a highly successful lamp post wrap campaign to publicise Edinburgh’s new dedicated cycle route. The wraps were placed at strategic places, with additional formats placed in University and Student accommodation areas. These were in place for a month and proved highly effective in raising awareness:

  • The lamp post wraps carried bright and colourful graphics
  • Placed near road junctions and traffic lights
  • Publicising exactly where the routes could be followed
  • Aimed in locations where they could be seen by the scheme‚Äôs target users
  • The campaign gained positive local media publicity
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