Are you ready for some football?!

Posted on 26 September 2013

We recently had the privilege of taking on a fun project for the famous, orange and black, head-bashing and ball-catching, Cincinnati Bengals! The objective was to fill the Plaza Suite Hallways—East & West—with Bengals photographs, old & new, to represent the enthusiasm, athleticism, and nostalgia that comes along with this classic sport, the queen city, and ultimately, this team. jkalh [caption id="attachment_6112" align="aligncenter" width="526"]ickey by ickey Ickey Woods posing next to his image. "This is AWESOME" -Ickey[/caption]

 

THE CONCEPT

To create a clean and modern look, and to showcase the vibrant colors of the photos, we chose to print on acrylic and display 28 of the strongest images on standoffs. This way, the images dramatically stand away from the wall, and at 4.5 feet by 5.5 feet, they truly make a statement! [caption id="attachment_6075" align="aligncenter" width="584"]Mock Up This was the digital mock up presented to the client in the early stages of the project.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6076" align="aligncenter" width="584"]_DSC9742-2769739193-O2 The final product.[/caption]  

THE EXECUTION

As can be expected, it was agreed upon that some of the big and memorable moments in Bengal's history must be showcased in the project. From classic’s such as the Freezer Bowl Celebration and Forrest Gregg at Fountain Square, to the renowned Ickey Shuffle! However, the older the image, the more tenderly it had to be cared for to be blown up to such a large scale. Due to quality, many of these images had to be enhanced with hours of Photoshop. And, boy, was it worth it! [caption id="attachment_6078" align="aligncenter" width="558"]Cris Collinsworth, Pat McInally Click image to see larger.[/caption]

Old Bengals Finished

 

THE INSTALLATION

After each photograph was perfect and printed, our wonderful Master Framers and Installers, Chris and Craig went on site to hang each piece. _DSC9710-2769687249-O _DSC9557-2767436868-O    

JOB WELL DONE

When you complete a project, and you are confident in the final presentation, all there is left to do is celebrate! My team and I had the wonderful opportunity (Thanks, Jeff!) to attend the Bengals vs Steelers game and take a look at the final project amongst the beautiful chaos of game day! WHO DEY! stadium full The ADC gang at the Bengals Game 550sfdsdf

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Litsa Spanos – loving wife and mother of three – is an established art consultant, award-winning gallery owner, custom framer and educator. In this blog, Litsa shares with you her love for beautiful things. She will give you an exclusive look into the world of fine art and the artists who create it. She will also let you in on inspirational design ideas that are sure to give your home or office energy, warmth and reflect your own personal style.

 

 

 

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