21 November 2017, 4:35 pm
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IA (Interior Architects)
Corporate Office Wall Murals
IA designed three floors of large, photographic murals to complement their attractive office interiors for their client, Hotwire. Blow Up Lab worked with IA Project Managers to print and install numerous large murals on luster, wall-covering vinyl and install on sheet rock walls throughout 3 floors of corporate offices, to architects specifications, and designed with channel grooves, aluminum capped flush to walls as edge trim. These dramatic murals range in sizes from 5x10 feet to 4x16 feet to 6x12 feet to 9x18 feet, and so on. We are very proud to have had the chance to help produce this exceptional project.
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital
Medical Facility Wall Art
This unique project is a result of the creative genius of Designer, Ted Cohen, who is on the art committee at LPCH 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, 4 foot each 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.
Argus for Bridge Housing
Corporate Office Clear Film Prints
Jeff Briedenbach, 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.
Corporate Office Murals
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 5x5 foot murals featuring all the product images. Then we printed each mural on photo satin paper, luster laminated, mounted on gator with black tape edges, adhered wood sub-frames with cleats, delivered and installed in client’s corporate office boardroom.
The Westin St. Francis
Hotel Art Prints
Blow Up helped curate an 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 their other 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.
Red & White Wine Bar
Photographic Art Prints
The lovely Owners of this wine bar hired Blow Up Lab to produce these 36x48 inch photographic enlargements to feature on the walls of their establishment. Each piece was printed on photo satin paper, luster laminated, mounted on gator board with black taped edges and installed on site with sub-frames we adhered on backs.
Paul Madonna, Artist
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 Cathedral. Plus, working with Paul was a treat.