And we’re not talking antics of Collingwood footballer, Alan Didak (sorry, Melbourne joke). Post by Rik Price: When I first started at Taylor Made Signs and someone alerted me to the fact that “The NGV (National Gallery of Vic) have just ordered 12 didactics for their next exhibition”, I thought, “great… but what’s a didactic?” Over the next 3 or so years, I have overseen the production of hundreds of didactics in a process that has been refined at Taylor Made Signs from years earlier. A ‘didactic’ is a body of text that is factual, interpretive and/or educational relating to it’s accompanying artwork. Self adhesive vinyl text, sometimes as small as a 5mm letter height, computer forme-cut, prepared (weeded) for installation and applied to internal walls. They are produced in any colour and have a satin finish so as not to reflect any exhibition lighting for ease of legibility. You’ll find ours in the National Gallery of Victoria (A&I), the State Library of Victoria and in boutique galleries around Collingwood, Armadale and Fitzroy. The example shown above installed currently at the National Gallery of Victoria shows a didactic entitled “At the Threshold” explaining the meaning of threshold and its depiction in the paintings and prints of artists during the 17th century including Rembrandt. The second image is another example of a didactic albeit significantly larger lettering and applied to acrylic.