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Sep 29, 2008

Old Is New Again

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Our client, The Historical Society of Long Beach, needed help to produce their current exhibition: Suburban Architecture of Roberts, Jones, Power Locket & Poper. The goal of the exhibit is to showcase these five architects whose work “illustrates significant aspects of Long Beach architectural history.

Calling on their Photomation Account Manager Mike Mertz, we worked with HSLB to reproduce their files in sepia toned prints, as well as B/W prints for the exhibit. These prints were then matted and framed by our expert framing staff and readied for hanging in their gallery. Timelines were also printed that depicted and described the works of each architect.

You can visit the exhibit now through December, 2008. Using 21st century technology, The Historical Society of Long Beach has recreated architectural images of the 1920’s to the present for all to see. The old really is new again.

Sep 22, 2008

Plumber’s Little Helper

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Our client, Tom Moffett Plumbing, wanted to upgrade the look of their fleet of plumbing trucks. Company Vice President, Mike Moffett, approached us for ideas on how to make his trucks more noticeable and memorable. “I knew I wanted them red, the rest I left up to Photomation.”, says Mike. We began to work on several design options.

Photomation’s Vice President of Digital Imaging & Graphic Services, Brian Mundy, created a layout that our client loved. “We were presented with several iconic options and I chose the hose bib as the one I liked most.”, says Mike Moffett. Production of the graphics involved 3M Controltac with an 8519 lam as well as cut white vinyl lettering. Installation was coordinated around the client’s schedule and took around 6 hours to complete.

“We love the new look of the trucks. The plumbers who drive the trucks like them, too. I am very pleased with how they turned out.”, says Mike Moffett. The next time you need help in designing, creating, producing or installing vehicle graphics, call Photomation. Our prices will not drain you.

Sep 15, 2008

Cover to Cover

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Our client, RWB, a Marketing and Public Relations Agency with a focus on motorsports and high performance automotive topics, approached us with a need they had to help relieve a temporary production bottleneck. In short, they had more work than they could handle that month. Working with Photomation Account Executive Ralph Love and our Digital Imaging and Graphics Services group we helped them produce a bi-monthly publication for their client, pictured above, “Mazda FUEL.”

“We needed to outsource the production of this magazine due to our workload. I have worked with Photomation for many years. I know their quality and attention to detail and I had the confidence that they could help me”, says Dean Case, Director of Marketing and Communications for RWB.

We received a copy of a previous edition of the magazine that we used as a guideline for layout and design. Our client provided the edited copy and the photos. We optimized each image as we put it in the layout and built each page of the magazine. On-line approvals were provided and additional edits and changes were requested.

The 20 page project came in and went out quickly. You could almost hear it saying, “Zoom-Zoom”

Sep 8, 2008

Start Your Engines

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MAZDASPEED is involved in just about every form of racing that turns both left and right.  As such they have a variety of interesting opportunities come their way.

Recently Photomation was a part of their efforts.  At the recent Mazda Grand Prix of Portland, Mazda hosted several guest drivers including authors Garth “The Art of Racing in the Rain” Stein and Sam “Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots” Moses.  Photomation produced the graphics – book covers on the doors hood. 

That same weekend graphics were needed to support a young woman racing as a part of the Lyn St. James Women in the Winner’s Circle program, The Humane Society of the United States/MUTTS Comics “Adopt A Shelter Animal” program, and orange ribbons in honor of a Mazda enthusiast fighting kidney cancer.

In racing, you must be ready when the green flag drops. Photomation was able to deliver the goods in time for the race.

Sep 1, 2008

Inside the Park Home Run

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Our client, Delaware North Companies, Inc., the operator of the Los Angeles Dodgers team store and merchandise sales, asked us to help them increase awareness of their locations throughout Dodgers Stadium. DNC operates two large team stores in left and right field and have multiple portable merchandise booths located throughout the stadium.

Our team of artists, headed up by Brian Mundy, VP of Digital Imaging, created design options for approval. Using supplied images with contour cutting, Brian made larger than life, self-standing graphics. To drive traffic to the team store, we created the cut-out you see above. For the portable merchandise stands we created a double-sided, self-standing sign to improve visibility.

As the team enters the final push towards post-season, the graphics created for our client will help them hit a home run in merchandise sales.

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