In 2002 we were commissioned to paint a mural for the CDC El Cajon. We were asked to depict something for the rebirth of downtown El Cajon. The inspiration came to us as the Bird of Paradise, out of the ashes rebirth! It was a fun project that gave us a chance to show off our fine art side and do some airbrushing “in plein air”.
We make a ton of signs, banners, wraps, but this was an opportunity to do something that brought beauty into our world. It was painted in an alley way that people walked when going from a parking lot to the theater. I always imagined it would be a great surprise, turning a corner and being greeted by a colorful mural.
Do you an area that needs a fresh look? Maybe something that uplift your store or neighborhood? Give us a call we’d love to help you out!
Ribbon cutting time!
“Man, thats a big wall!”
Bird of Paradise painted for the CDC City of El Cajon in 2002! Part of an overall plan to bring more art and beautify downtown El Cajon. A mural project out and away from the studio, it was a lot of fun and turned out great!
Bird of Paradise mural
We work with some great people and last week had the opportunity to work with the folks at Non Verbal Communications. Their client, the Kona Kai Resort, needed a mural painted behind a metal ship sculpture to match a logo. We were there from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm to keep us out of the way of the customers. We used stencils and air brushes to create the desired finish of a rough weathered texture. We think it turned out great!
Waste Management recently opened a new state-of-the-art sorting and recycling facility at their El Cajon location. They had us design and fabricate two large murals for the outside of the building. The mural facing Bradley St. measures 20′ tall by 22′ wide, while the other one measures 20′ tall by 18′ wide. Each mural was sized properly in an illustration software program and then adjusted to meet Waste Management’s requirements. They were digitally printed and laminated on an adhesive backed vinyl and applied to aluminum faced sign panels. Each mural consisted of at least ten 4′ X 8′ panels which were then installed onto the building wall.
Take a drive by Waste Management on Bradley Ave., El Cajon, to see the largest mural. If they ever have another tour of their sorting facility like they did last Tuesday, be sure to check it out. Almost everything in the trash people throw away at construction sites is now being recycled in some way, shape, or form. Eventually, this will expand to commercial and homeowner’s trash. It’s their way of living green and creating a sustainable world. We are very glad to have a small part in letting people know about the great work they do.
You can see a video clip of the process here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7cLNlMttDk
You guys do such great work, top of the line. You have done 5 murals for us and each one looks amazing. I got so many complements on them–I even heard the Waste Management Senior Vice President of the western group was amazed on how they looked. Thank you for all your hard work and making it in such short time frames we always throw at you. Thank You, Thank You , Thank You.–Heather M. Waste Management