As promised, this week’s Monday Morning Art will present a step-by-step breakdown of the process I used to create my sign for this year’s East End Main Street Streetworks project for Charleston’s historic East End.I showed you the finished version that will be auctioned off this Sunday, June 17, last week, but this week you’ll find out how I came up with it. Up above you see the design that will actually be printed on a 36″ round piece of metal, and mounted on a streetpost on Washington Street East. If you’d like to see it bigger, wait until they’re installed, then drive around the East End until you find it.
The East End 2012 StreetWorks Art Auction and Celebration will be part of FestivALL and takes place this Sunday at Habitat ReStore, as you can see in this sedate promotional video…
For more details on the auction and on how you can bid on the pieces, visit the Facebook page that EEMS has set up for the occasion.The evolution of “Deco Pop” begins after the jump…
I knew that, for an outdoor sign that would be viewed from street level, I wanted a bold, simple border, complete with thick lines, bright colors, and an off center outer border so that I could play some 3D games with the layout.
The subject of “Deco Pop” is the West Virginia School Services Personnel building, which has a great facade (and was where I saw Mel Brooks’ “High Anxiety” back when it was the State Theater).
The Insertion Process
The Printed Version
The sign was finished. It was going to be printed on a round piece of metal. However, the one-of-a-kind print that I was creating for the auction was going to be printed on a square piece of metal, and I didn’t want to just leave the area outside the circle blank.