The National Gallery - Nicolaes Maes Exhibition
In 2020 the National Gallery staged the first-ever monographic exhibition devoted to Nicolaes Maes in the UK. To complement
the artworks of the Dutch Master, large format digitally printed graphic panels were produced, as well as fret-cut lettering and
high-grab vinyl messaging, charting the career of one of the most successful artists and astute businessmen of the period.
DMA Signs were commissioned by the National Gallery to design the exhibition graphics and produce the wide format prints
and signage, including installation. We worked in co-operation with the Gallery’s internal Creative Studio to generate large
graphic images, title walls, 3D text and vinyl graphics.
The key outstanding feature was the accuracy of reproduction, utilising the latest Durst fine art inkjet digital print technology
and the latest ‘Greenguard’ certified inks. One of our key challenges was to accurately reproduce the artists painting in large
format, trying to stay as true as possible to the original works. Test prints and lot of colour correction was required to achieve
the most accurate reproduction of the Dutch Master’s original painting.
Belén Cao Ruiz (Graphic Designer) - The National Gallery.
“We approached DMA Signs, as we had appointed them successfully on previous project within our galleries, museums, and
visitor centres. Our requirement for vibrant, high resolution imagery to transforms wall spaces was accurately imagined and
delivery by DMA Signs”.