Now it is possible to send and receive immediate feedback regarding your file's printability.Until now your files would enter our workflow and be manually pre-flighted. If the files required further attention from your designers this would result in time-consuming delays. This is now a thing of the past.
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A long time ago in a city not that far, far awayâ€¦
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The owners of the Star Wars Raptor, Trey and Nancy Laymon, built their dream truck in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
The vision for the Star Wars truck started in 2009, when the Ford F-150 Raptor was first introduced. The Force was strong with this line of tough & sporty pickup, and once the Laymons ordered their dream truck, they began envisioning prototypes of the images for the vehicle. Nancy suggested putting Han Solo in Carbonite in the truck bed, and Trey started on the artwork.
The Darth Vader pictured on the hood and the driver's side is Trey in his costume, photographed by Nancy. Featured on the passenger's side is their friend, and fellow 501st Trooper, Chris Andrews. The mural on the back of the vehicle was created by SimonZ. Graphics were printed and meticulously installed on the truck by Beeline and Blue in Des Moines, Iowa . . . .
Our 34th President is just chilling on the front steps of the New York Historical Museum in his ride. (Click the image for a big version)
This cutout was printed on 10mm thick layered Alupanel 10 feet long by 5 feet high in one piece and then clear coated. Ike and his trusty steed took about 45 minutes to print and 2 hours to cut. Most boards take 15 mins max. Our customer could not find anyone in NYC who could and/or would produce this, so Beeline & Blue stepped up and knocked it out of the park.
Take a second to look around your property. Do you see an ugly gray or beige box somewhere, sticking out like a sore thumb? Wouldn't it be great if you could just make it...disappear? Unfortunately those cubes of equipment have to be present for cable tv, phone or electrical service to function in your home or business (not to mention your neighbors'). You could put a privacy fence around it, or shrubs, but it has to be accessible to service people should the need arise to get to the innards.
Making an ugly box go away is exactly what our client had in mind when they approached Beeline and Blue. The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation is an organization that attempts to place art in public spaces through public & private collaborations. Their belief is that "...identity, distinctiveness and relevance can be added to a specific site by integrating the works of art and creative thinking into the design aspects of our built environment." This project they dreamed up snuggles right up inside that statement and makes a little home there.
The idea is not unique to Des Moines. It has been done in many metropolitan areas including Rochester, NY and Los Angeles, CA as well as in other cities around the world. The catalyst for this project was an ordinary citizen here in Des Moines who chose not to be publicly known, but the idea was passed along to the Foundation by the City's offices. The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation subsequently took the idea and ran with it.
In August of last year, the GDMPAF Board of Directors agreed to support a prototype. Working with the City Engineering and City Manager's offices, as well as Beeline and Blue, the nitty-gritty details were ironed out, and in December the City Council approved it. King Au of Studio Au in Des Moines was approached and his curiosity was piqued, leading him to donate his renowned photography skills to the project. With everything coming together so well, the Foundation and an anonymous Des Moines citizen decided to foot the bill. Beeline and Blue was involved in the early stages, providing consultative services to the Foundation and the city as they negotiated the logistical and physical obstacles of applying art to utility equipment. Once all the loose ends were tied up, Beeline and Blue produced the final image on stickyfied vinyl and lovingly wrapped the designated rectangle. The photos say it all, this venture was a profound success!
Beeline and Blue is proud to have had a hand in making this project happen, and we hope to be involved in future endeavors to assimilate art into everyday life. Thanks Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation for being committed to beautifying our fair city!
Take a second to look around your property. Do you see an ugly gray or
beige box somewhere, sticking out like a sore thumb? Wouldn't it be great
if you could just make it...disappear? Unfortunately those cubes of
equipment have to be present for cable tv, phone or electrical service to
function in your home or business (not to mention your neighbors'). You
could put a privacy fence around it, or shrubs, but it has to be accessible
to service people should the need arise to get to the innards.