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Monthly Archives: January 2012

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31 01, 2012

DiversityBusiness.com Top Business

By |January 31st, 2012|Company, News|0 Comments

We are so proud to be selected by DiversityBusiness.com as a 2012 “Top Business.”  We were one of just 2,500 companies selected from more than 1.2 million privately held businesses that completed surveys.

This award is granted to businesses that demonstrate dedication, hard work, and stimulation of economic growth in the United States.  Pretty exciting to know that we have been recognized alongside such amazing companies as Dell and IBM!

24 01, 2012

Leader of the pack

By |January 24th, 2012|Digital Printing|0 Comments

One of the most iconic images that resonates with people, sometimes striking fear, is the motorcycle gang insignia on the back of their vests or jackets.

Using digital assets, a custom “leather” backdrop can be created to give the illusion of actual leather. This can be aged or new, scuffed or polished.

The possibilities are endless, depending on what you’re looking for. The artist’s logo or tour theme art can be designed and sewn on to look like a biker gang insignia, with patches to give it attitude. Complete the look with rips, tears, skulls and anything else that says “You came to Rock.”

19 01, 2012

Downtown for the Holidays.

By |January 19th, 2012|Digital Printing|0 Comments

So you want to create your own downtown scene and make it either quaint or edgy, uptown or downtown, back alley or main street. This is not a problem.

We recently created a downtown scene for a theater group in Deadwood S.D. for their Christmas show, and the end result was impressive. The objective was to make a believable looking street in Downtown Deadwood. The problem was they needed stores and shops that are not necessarily in the same proximity to appear on the backdrop as if they where actually there.

Using several provided digital assets, we created the new custom street digitally, complete with window decorations, snow, wreaths and the like to make the audience feel like they where standing in the actual street days before Christmas.

The end product was not only believable, but it put you in the mood for the holidays at first glance.

17 01, 2012

Denim? done’em

By |January 17th, 2012|Digital Printing|1 Comment

In the United States today, and maybe across the world, nothing is more beloved than a good pair of jeans. That emotional attachment can be used on a grand scale on a backdrop, without having to rip up the entire crew’s wardrobe to make it happen. Why not use digital denim?

Illustrated or photographically rendered denim can be created to whatever custom color or texture, stone wash or weathered style that fits your needs. Illustrated seams and rivets can be added to add accents in just any way your heart desires. Actual rips and tears can be added to areas to reveal back graphics or add a glow of light.

It’s all about capturing the essence of the artist and emotion at your show.

12 01, 2012

Texture and print

By |January 12th, 2012|Fabrics|0 Comments

One thing I do as an illustrator is mixed media. The thought occurred to me that this might be a great approach with soft goods. I mean, why not mix printed pieces with fabric that is lush or textural? Mixing things up opens creative doors and makes things possible that aren’t possible with just one fabric or process.

Thinking out of the box like an interior designer/decorator. Create an experience and mood with your far out ideas, mixing smooth printed pieces with textured lush fabric, cutouts or icons or logos tour theme art will give your backdrop dimension and set you apart.