Project Description

Fort St. Angelo

A world class heritage site

Under the management of Heritage Malta, Fort St. Angelo has legendary status due to the heroic resistance by the Knights of Malta there during a three-month siege in 1565. Three vaults at the heart of the site reveal the events and personalities that shaped this national icon.


Design approach

John Raftery developed a clear and consistent design approach for the fort. This encapsulates its rich history, reflecting its utilitarian and robust character, and also brings the finesse required for branding a significant cultural landmark. The colour palette echoes and compliments the physicality of the fort and its surrounding landscape.

Branding & Materials

A sophisticated stencil typeface based on classical Renaissance Oldstyle forms was employed, referencing both the fort’s origins and military history.

Corten steel and laser-engraved translucent Corian were used for the exterior signage where items such as orientation tables, panoramic viewpoints and waypoints navigate and narrate stories of the fort and its environs.