In Part 1 of this post I outlined this project from inception until completion of the finished art. But the part that was the most fun for me was when that artwork was finally placed in the client’s hands—a client who himself is a master signmaker, and who had ideas about how to take the design to the next level. I had never worked with someone like that, and was anxious to see how my art would be interpreted by such a craftsman. Because I was unable to be there in Canada to see the fabrication first-hand, I asked Blaine Casson to photographically document the different stages of this project. In the end the final photos of the finished signs were taken by Blaine’s good friend, photographer Bryn Gladding. Following are Blaine’s notes on how he translated my 2D art into 3D signage.
The Making of the IRON OXIDE DESIGN Sign. Three-Dimensional. 40 1/2" high x 138" wide x 5 1/2" thick
Et voila! The finished sign finally emerges. The following photos were taken indoors by Bryn Gladding, prior to exterior installation.
The making of the IRON OXIDE DESIGN interior door sign. Three-dimensional. 28" wide x 40 1/2" high x 3" thick.
The interior sign was scaled down considerably from the exterior one, and utilized the full logo as designed. Blaine Casson writes about its fabrication:
Finally, below is the full version of the logo as used for interior signage in Blaine’s loft building.