Several years ago, art professor Michael Murphy of Georgia College and State University sought to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a Restoring Honor rally to be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on the anniversary of Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech.
Part of a coalition of artists, activists and organizers called Celebrate the Dream, Professor Murphy envisioned a display of multiple banners so ambitious it would be better termed a "temporary sculpture."
For help, the organization turned to Baltimore's Event Tech, which in turn looked to the expertise of their long-time signage and graphics resource - Signs Now Baltimore.
Working against an ambitious deadline, Signs Now Baltimore moved quickly to create the 32 different production files necessary for printing - each requiring the correct graphics, colors and sizing essential to the completion of the temporary sculpture.
To ensure accurate reproduction of the artist's work, they recommended printing on 18-ounce "blackout" vinyl - a weight that assured no "bleed through" of images from one side of a double-sided banner to the other.
Judged a complete success by the artist and organization as well as thousands of visitors to the rally, Signs Now Baltimore's efforts were also evaluated highly by their client, Event Tech. Today, their long relationship continues with the local signage and graphics provider fulfilling one order after another for wraps, banners, posters and more.
Having rallied their resources to support an ambitious artistic vision and momentous event, we'd say Signs Now Baltimore had a banner day!
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