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.
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Ickey Woods posing next to his image. "This is AWESOME" -Ickey[/caption]
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!
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This was the digital mock up presented to the client in the early stages of the project.[/caption]
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The final product.[/caption]
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!
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After each photograph was perfect and printed, our wonderful Master Framers and Installers, Chris and Craig went on site to hang each piece.
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!