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frank sign multi signage for city, town on street


The multi is an ideal solution in locations where there is a need for both multi-directional signage and wayfinding information such as map panels. It has the added advantage of reducing street clutter by combining two structures in one.

Pedestrians will refer to the map to make decisions about their route, reaffirming their choice using the directional information above; or they may bypass the map and just use the directional signage.

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frank fingerpost sign for city town onstreet



Fingerposts are prone to vandalism and vehicle damage, and should therefore be used with care. However, in a destination-rich environment, a fingerpost can carry more directional signage than the header panel of a monolith (up to six destinations in any of four directions).

Our frank fingerpost has double height fingers for maximum robustness and dual language capability. Fixings are stainless steel and a square section post provides enhanced strength and rigidity.

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solar powered pedestrian sign for city town onstreet



Solar frank offers a commercially viable illuminated wayfinding structure, where access to 240V power is difficult or expensive. Now proven over a lengthy test period, solar generated energy can provide an illuminated location name from dusk to dawn and two back-lit map panels, triggered by a proximity sensor.

As illuminated wayfinding systems become established as best practice (with the UK leading the rest of the world), we see solar power as the only sustainable way forward.

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frank sign multi signage for city, town on street
frank sign multi signage for city, town on street



Slim frank is a narrower monolith, perfect for heritage or interpretive situations which require less information. He can also form part of a wider wayfinding system in locations where a smaller map and minimal header zone are sufficient. He has the advantage of being relatively unobtrusive, with a small footprint.

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frank fingerpost sign for city town onstreet
frank fingerpost sign for city town onstreet



In situations where there is a significant amount of information to be communicated to pedestrians, perhaps comprising both mapping and directional information, there is a need for a bigger structure like wide, tall frank.

The extra width and height is sufficient for even the most demanding situations, particularly within a system which does not utilise fingerposts or multis.

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solar powered pedestrian sign for city town onstreet



There are many situations where information is likely to change quickly - on a university campus or exhibition site, for example, or for promotional use.

poster frank allows you to amend graphic information within minutes, whilst still retaining the high quality, robust characteristics associated with all frank products.

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solar powered pedestrian sign for city town onstreet

wall & railing


Particularly useful in locations where you may not want to embed a wayfinding structure in the ground, for example, within green spaces. It can also be useful for destination names to mark the end point of a journey (providing the opportunity to highlight local places of interest).

Wall & railing mounted frank can be sized to suit the location, and has the potential to carry branding, interpretive or directional information contents.

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quality to last decades


fwdesign are hugely experienced in the developing of urban realm products and our family of fwd product represent our 'best practice' solution for today's needs and tomorrow's aspirations.

Our product have been designed to maximise wayfinding effectiveness, value engineered to minimise cost and prototyped and tested to ensure longevity. Product modularity means systems can be easily customised, adapted and updated.

frank spec

Frame: 316 grade, shot-peened

stainless steel, with optional finial.

Different materials, finishes and

colours all available on request.

Optional floor plate and rapid foundation fixing system.

Plinth: open as standard with an optional infill of stone, fibre reinforced concrete or stainless steel – provides an ideal branding opportunity.

Graphic panels: digitally printed vinyl graphics, reverse applied on to toughened low iron glass. Options include vitreous enamel and durable one.

Fingers: extruded aluminium with a polyester powdercoated finish, and vinyl or silk-screened graphics.

Optional LED Illumination to selected graphic areas.

Carrier frame: extruded aluminium frame with a semi gloss polyester powder coat finish, allowing the graphic panels to be easily and cost-effectively updated.



frank has been an excellent and proved solution to many cities, towns and greenspaces. The images shown below are some of the projects delivered with frank including,

Burgess Park, City of Lincoln, St Katharine Docks and Southend Town.

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Burgess Park
other services

other services


We are experts in core service areas that can be combined to create a seamless offer tailored to support large project initiatives from front end design strategy through to product implementation. We are great team players and love to work collaborately with inspired clients and partner design agencies.

sign location plan


The success on any wayfinding system is dictated by the delivery of the right information in the right place. Our team have many years of experience in strategic planning and locating the best positions for signage and street furniture to compliment the environment. Wayfinding signage should be there when you look for it while enhancing the streetscape and creating a sense of place, not visual clutter.

frank sign multi signage for city, town on street

sign schedule


Our team are experts in managing information content. We have proven development tools to create data structure and manage content review with quality control measures to ensure accurate information content is implemented.

frank sign multi signage for city, town on street



Our maps are very effective communication devices that convey a wealth of diverse information in a visually attractive, easy to interpret and accessible manner. Based on international standards we have developed our own best practise mapping conventions and applied them to the challenges encountered by pedestrians wishing to understand their location, find their destination quickly or easily navigate around the public realm.

frank sign multi signage for city, town on street

information graphics


Our team of graphic designers have specialised expertise in information design for the built environment. We understand the challenges of delivering information in a 3-dimensional format, where physical conditions such as lighting, reflection and crowds of people can all have a significant impact on its effectiveness. With reference to international standards, we test layout options to ensure information is presented in the most intuitive and easily understood manner.

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