Hand painted graphics are very suitable for rough surfaces. That’s one reason why Big City was called on to provide this approx. 28′ x 31′ UCI logo graphic on the northwest side of this 100′ high central plant water tank at UC Irvine in Orange County, CA.
Here, the 125′ lift is ready to go:
After prepping the surface with steel wool etching and a TSP wash, the paper pattern to transfer the full size design to the surface was applied and painting began.
Here you can see the depth of those ribs, and how big the work actually is:
Just for fun, I took a few photos from the lift to show how high it is:
Aaaaaannnnd… we’re done! Another happy client.
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Gym graphics were the project at hand recently – this time, all four interior walls of this gym at Claremont High School in Los Angeles County, CA. Our design included shadowy wolves staring down this school’s sports competition!
First, photos of the finished product. Then, some progress photos below.
This old gym had existing graphics that were painted around 2007. These photos show how the old graphics began disappearing under new paint:
Next: the focal point, which I ended up calling “Wolf Hill”:
Note the conduits / ducts that were unavoidable. My job is to make them disappear! Painting over these with care to continue the lines of the surrounding graphics requires an enormous amount of extra work to do, but the result is they “disappear” in the final product.
It started, as always, with a design drawing (below). It ended with more than 15 gallons of paint applied with much care to the school gym walls. Everyone was happy to see the final product – another successful gym graphics school pride project!