Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Graphic Design | 0 comments

My first public graphic design work is on display here in Louisville, Kentucky. I was part of my wife, Ramona Lindsey’s, artistic team for her first public arts project, Parkland Rising. Here’s a picture of the completed project on an abandoned apartment building at 3201 Greenwood Avenue in Louisville’s west end.

 

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My piece is the Phoenix Flames Marquee. I designed the graphic file in Inkscape, a free and open source vector drawing program. The design included the openings in the flames and the “We Will Rise Together” cutouts. Ramona used a number of service providers to accomplish her project including the marquee fabricator, a local company, HyTec Cutting Services, Inc.

I emailed my digital file to HyTec and they transferred it into AutoCAD. We spoke in person about the design, including overall size as well as screw hole size and positions.There were some issues between the Inkscape file and AutoCAD but they made some adjustments on their end and cut it out with a laser cutter in their facility. Below is my first piece of art in the city of Louisville.

 

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Here is the link to WAVE 3’s report during the project site dedication on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

 

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You can see more images and clips on Parkland Rising at the project’s Like Page. When you have a moment take the time to stop by 3201 Greenwood Avenue and take a look. The artwork will be in place on the building for one year.

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