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27 12, 2017

Induction Ceremony Dazzles Audience With Metal Mesh Drapes

By |December 27th, 2017|Products, Projects|1 Comment

We love that stage and event décor doesn’t need to rely on just traditional “soft goods” anymore. Nowadays, productions, ceremonies, special events, and concert tours utilize all kinds of fabrics, substrates, textures, colors, and styles to help create their own unique and memorable looks. Recently we were pleased to work with Alex Krompic, the creative and multi-talented Manager of Production Services at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. He needed some spectacular drapes for their star-studded Medallion Ceremony for this year’s truly exceptional inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame—country music’s highest honor–and we knew that we could help with some of our alluring drapes from our Specialty Rental Drapery Collections.

With universally beloved troubadours and song-writers Alan Jackson, Don Schlitz, and Jerry Reed being inducted, Alex knew that they wanted a remarkable backdrop for their stage. They needed it to look fabulous behind the various country-music dignitaries that would be paying tribute to the inductees, which they knew would cross multiple generations, backgrounds, and styles. (Special surprise guests included fellow Hall of Fame members, who “welcomed the new inductees to their exclusive club”: Bill Anderson; Bobby Bare; Bobby Braddock; Harold Bradley; Charlie Daniels; Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers; Fred Foster; Vince Gill; Kris Kristofferson; Loretta Lynn; Charlie McCoy; Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys; Randy Owen of Alabama; Connie Smith; George Strait; and Randy Travis.)

With lighting and staging masterfully designed by Alex himself, he ended up choosing a Metal Mesh Backdrop from our Industrial Textures Collection for this important event, which helped give it a classically edgy appeal that they knew would help showcase just how special these inductees really are. You can see with these amazing photos taken by photographer Mike Boyle what an unbelievable job Alex did with the lighting and stage design for this heartfelt affair.

Light them up with theatrical stage lighting, or even just pop a natural-hued spot light on them, and these metal mesh drapes are always a sure-fire way to wow the crowd! Lightweight, easy to hang, and extremely versatile, the variety of drapes in our Industrial Textures Collection are always a fun way to design your stage, for any-and-all types of special events. We were thrilled with how amazing our drapes looked, and honored to be a part of such a prestigious ceremony.

18 12, 2017

Brilliant Graphic Design is Showcased in this Mixed Media Backdrop for Gov’t Mule

By |December 18th, 2017|Digital Printing, Fabrics, News, Products, Projects|1 Comment

Rock ’n’ roll music has always been a reflection of the times, and the new Gov’t Mule album, Revolution Come… Revolution Go, is no exception. The album was released June 9th, and the band again sets the tone for their legacy with its cleverly-crafted songs, intelligent lyrical commentary, and downright provocative playing. It’s those traditions, combined with an observant eye on the present, that define their tenth full-length studio effort.

This current tour supports the new album release, and Warren, Matt, Danny and Jorgen deliver a patchwork of musical styles, and you can see the passion in their performance in these wonderful photos by Heath Robson.

Image by Heath Robson

There are so many ways to approach each custom backdrop that we are asked to craft.  For a great number of our backdrops, the entire design is digitally printed on our wide format digital printer.  For Gov’t Mule, however, the bold design of the medallion style logo with its solid black surround lent itself perfectly to us crafting a mixed media backdrop. We used both solid opaque black cloth as well as a digitally printed replication of the central graphic, and then with great care we stitched them together into a multi layered piece of textile art.

Working with Tour Manager Fred Cox, we selected 22oz Encore Velour for its wrinkle resistant knit construction to be used for the black background.  Encore is a wonderful substrate for mixed media backdrops as when it is scissor cut it does not fray – allowing for intricate shapes and designs to be taken from the baseline fabric.

Image by Heath Robson

The medallion element in the center was printed in full and glorious color onto our