Our trade show booth for IAAPA is now fully mocked up with all of the artwork we will display. Second copies of all the artwork are being laminated for durability and these will replace the temporary mockup artwork as we permanently fasten it in place.
The upper portions of the display have concept art and plans for many past projects as well as some in progress photographs. Models, sample signs and sculptures abound. All this is combined with the faux painted metal work and sculpted concrete showcase much of what we do. The TV monitor will showcase our recent videos. The display is an accurate slice of our studio on display.
In the next couple of days we'll finish the electrical hookups and do the last patina on the base to finish off the display. It is undoubtably a very busy environment with plenty to look at. It is our hope that it sparks lots of interest at the show.
It is hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated and simply had to have one! Although I had been in the creative end of the three dimensional sign business for most of my life I didn't really know what I would do with one of these machines - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.
Along with the CNC router I discovered the wonderful material called Precision Board and the glues, primers and other companion products they offer. Since then we have gone through many tons of the material using it in most signs and projects we tackle. This journal will chronicle our many adventures both past, present and future. I'll talk from the perspective of someone who pushes these products to the creative limit on a daily basis. I'll be adding to the stories two or three times each week. -dan