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May 26, 2013

An All American Homecoming

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Our client, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, called upon their Photomation Account Manager Mike Mertz to help produce a new exhibit honoring the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam POWs homecoming to America.

Exhibit designers worked closely with Mike to produce larger-than-life wall coverings to be used as backgrounds in this exhibit. Historic images were selected and Photomation produced test prints to show resolution and color from these archival snapshot photos. Seven large wall sized images were printed on our removable wall covering material and then hung by our professional staff of installers.

In honor of these American patriot heroes, the Nixon Library presents a special exhibit that covers the historic homecoming and White House dinner hosted for the POWs and their families by President Nixon.

The exhibit, An All American Homecoming, will display artifacts and memorabilia from the dinner including the formal attire worn by President and Mrs. Nixon, video commentary by POWs and life-sized portrayals of President and Mrs. Nixon, Irving Berlin, Bob Hope and Sammy Davis Jr. The exhibition is open now and runs through Labor Day.

May 19, 2013

One Really Big Shoe

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Our client, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, received a donation of a signed shoe and jersey from Los Angeles Lakers Center Pau Gasol. Photomation was asked to create frames for each piece so the hospital could put them on display.

Creating frames for jerseys is something we do all the time. Our framing experts use reversible framing techniques that allow sports memorabilia to be securely attached within the frame without damaging the original article of clothing.

For the shoe, which by the way is a really BIG shoe, we created an acrylic box that can be hung on the wall. Using a black acrylic base, we designed and created a support to hold the shoe. A plaque was made and installed inside the display case to inform viewers about the signed player’s shoe.

Patients receiving medical care from the loving staff of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are able to see these items along with many other sports-themed displays throughout the Sports Rehabilitation portion of the facility.

May 12, 2013

An Inside Job

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Our client, Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, is continuing their Quest for the Cup. Last week we showcased the 100 foot diameter window we installed prior to the start of the best of seven series against the Detroit Red Wings.

This week we are showing you some of the work we did inside the arena. This 75 foot long by 15 foot tall graphic was installed on the building’s south window. Normally an entrance into the arena, this area has been under construction while a new restaurant and team store are added to the venue.

This graphic is installed on 140 different window panes. Printed on removable adhesive vinyl, this graphic was installed over two days. It is an impressive sight for fans to see while they root the home town team on to victory!

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May 5, 2013

Quest for the Cup

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Our client, Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, has had a successful season and is now in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In preparation for this “second season”, we were asked to produce and install a graphic to cover the 100 foot diameter window located on the arena’s north side.

Design on the graphic was finalized a week before installation began. During that time we created a mock-up of what the graphic would look like on the window and provided a color test. Once approved, production began on printing this massive window…one panel at a time.

Working with only 2 days available between the final home game and the first playoff game, we created a plan to install the graphic and our team of installers jumped into action. Beginning Sunday at 6:30 a.m. boom lift trucks were put into position and installation began. Three crews of installers placed piece by piece in position to create this giant graphic. By 7:30 p.m. we had successfully finished the whole window.

Our Ducks contact was thrilled that we could complete the project in a day and other staffers were surprised to see the completed window when they arrived for work on Monday morning.

This window was one of several projects we created for the Ducks as they begin their Quest for the Cup. More on those projects in future Knowledge Bytes.

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