Blow Up Lab produced and installed 5000 square feet of art murals by artist Dave Muller. They can be seen on all six floors of the newly constructed UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco. Blow Up Lab scanned small, original drawings of botanicals and skies by Dave Muller into high resolution, digital files. Our pre-production team then created a digital layout of all the images by building each mural’s file to match the artist’s specifications; which he custom designed for the hospital. Once print ready at each wall’s dimensions, Blow Up Lab made proof prints of each mural for artist’s approval; then printed each mural on ECO (PVC free) wall cover media at scale and installed the murals on site with our professional wall mural, hangers’ crew.
Blow Up Lab printed and installed 30 large photo murals of athletes, like Stephen Curry, Muhammad Ali, and others, throughout the walls of HUB925. We also printed, cut and installed vinyl quotes for the walls of this amazing, newly constructed fitness facility in Pleasanton, CA. Our pre-production department prepared the files to specified scale for print readiness. We also provided proofing to client’s approval for color and tonality. Then we inkjet-printed the files on the wall cover media. Finally, we installed the murals and text graphics on site.
Interior Architects designed three floors of large, photographic murals to complement the attractive office interiors for their client Hotwire. Blow Up Lab worked with IA Project Managers to print numerous large murals on luster, wall-covering vinyl. We then installed the murals on sheet rock walls throughout three floors of corporate offices, to architects specifications, designed with channel grooves, aluminum capped, flush to walls as edge trim. These dramatic murals range in sizes from 5 x 10 feet to 4 x 16 feet to 6 x 12 feet to 9 x 18 feet, and so on. We are very proud to have had the chance to help produce this exceptional project.
Jeff Breidenbach, Principal at Argus marketing communications firm, designed this project and hired Blow Up Lab to print and install photo murals and graphics on clear film throughout Bridge Housing Corporation’s offices. This fairly new product has incredible potential, especially for interior office projects like this one.
Blow Up Lab has professional photographers and art directors on staff for clients who also need custom photo shoots and designs. For this project, we produced each step, from beginning to end. First, we photographed 25 pieces of the client’s technology product, including microchips, in their clean room. Next we designed a series of 5 x 5 foot murals featuring all the product images. Then we printed each mural on satin photo paper, luster laminated and mounted them on gator board with black tape edges. We then adhered them to wood sub-frames with cleats and delivered and installed them in the client’s corporate office boardroom.
Artist Paul Madonna was commissioned by the owners of Tacolicious restaurant to create a mural on the wall of their outdoor dining space on Valencia Street, in the Mission District. Paul brought us his original watercolor which we scanned to create a high resolution digital file. From this, we ran test prints on matte wall covering vinyl to artist’s approval. Then we printed the full size mural at 48 feet wide x 10 feet tall for installation. It is a stunning mural of Dolores Park and the Mission High School. Plus, working with Paul was a treat. More About Paul Madonna
This unique project is a result of the creative genius of designer Ted Cohen who is on the art committee at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford hospitals. He came to us with the idea and we were thrilled to partner with him to make his concept a reality. Blow Up owners Carol and Frank collaborated on all steps it took to create and install these amazing pieces. Ted wanted to make portholes on the corridor where the kids are rolled into surgery, so they would feel like they are in a submarine looking out at cheerful, tropical fish as they pass on the gurney.
The result you see here is even more impressive when you see the huge, four foot diameter portholes in person. The Monterey Bay Aquarium founded by Lucille Packard’s husband, David, donated the fish images from their archives. Ted and Carol chose all the fish photos and Frank printed all the layers on materials approved for hospital safety. We hope the children who have to roll down that corridor feel a little better as a result.
The lovely owners of this bar hired Blow Up Lab to produce these 36 x 48 inch photographic enlargements to feature on the walls of their establishment. Each piece was printed on satin photo paper, luster laminated, mounted on gator board with black taped edges and installed on site with sub-frames we adhered on backs.
Blow Up helped curate a historical collection of photographs from the archives of the Westin St. Francis hotel, including original prints by Ansel Adams, who was hired to shoot hotel interiors in 1939. We then printed, framed and installed these and additional historical photos throughout the lobbies and other areas of the hotel, as seen in these images.
Blow Up also prints art and murals for all areas of hotels including guest rooms, spas, restaurants and bars, as well as a variety of hotel signage and graphics. We often work with art consultants and/or can assist directly in resourcing imagery.