John Rios of GrafixJam strikes again! Last week, I told you about the incredible artwork that he did for Rod Stewart. Well, we were also privileged recently to use artwork created by John for a trio of digitally printed backdrops commissioned for the Billy Idol 2010 tour.
The scenic backdrops were made as one center panel, 20′ h x 16′ w, with two reverse and repeat side panels, each at 16′ h x 10′ w. FR Heavy Knit was selected as the fabric substrate for its durability and resistance to wrinkling (so important for tours!). After printing, the panels were topically treated for flame retardancy, we did the finish sewing, and off went the pieces to show rehearsals here in California.
Take a look at John’s working drawing:
The tour kicked off in Europe in early June and arrives for the North American leg of the tour in early August. If you think John’s working drawing is amazing, check out this photo taken at one of the tour’s European shows. The panels really are even more impressive at full size.