Recently we had the honor of being contacted by Mani Hammond, the Production Manager for Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy.  In preparation for a new world tour, they wanted to replace their current digital backdrop with a new one that could be used in a myriad of venues. They were looking for a 25’h x 45’w custom-built, digitally printed backdrop, but had some concerns about fabrics.  The design team didn’t want anything too heavy, but they didn’t also want anything too sheer, and so we recommended FR Heavy Knit as the right combination of durability and print quality to meet their needs. This tour-friendly digital substrate is lightweight without being translucent, making it a popular and tour-friendly choice.

Just what the Dr. ordered: great music with @mawenrich and a spontaneous run in with friends. Blind Pilot and Vance Joy were great!

The backdrop under “white” lighting showing the printed colors of the design.  The letters hung in front of the backdrop were provided by the tour.

The artwork provided to us was gorgeous, composed of a “watercolor” design in shades of pinks, oranges and greens. The finished backdrop was shipped to the 1st Bank Center in Denver, Colorado for their February 19th show, and the design team, and Vance, were all thrilled with the result.  When we saw show photos, we were struck not only by how beautiful the backdrop looked in “white” light (as in the photo above), but also how many amazing variations it took on under skillful colored lighting, as below:

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We love it when our client’s design vision comes out so spot-on with that they were looking for, and this gorgeous backdrop absolutely brought “joy” to the entire staff while it was hanging in our warehouse, too!

Check out this video to see it being made in our shop and then used in concert: