Update May 27, 2016
This office, not part of the executive suite, is meant to make him more accessible, providing a comfortable atmosphere for all day meetings. (I know, I just put “comfortable” and “all day meetings” in the same sentence.)
When Lydia and I were doing visual research, I stumbled upon this image.
I knew I wanted to do something similar in this space. I started trying to come up with phrases, I wanted to use biblical phrases (this is after all a Christian company), but not cliche. I also knew that some of our compapny’s most important decisions would (potentially) be made in this room. Therefore, I wanted “Be Strong and Courageous” to be the most prominent element.
Originally, I took the art to Kinkos to be printed on their 3′ wide draft paper. However, my piece had too much black and the printer started streaking. Unacceptable. I tried inverting the artwork, which definitely had an Esquire feel.
It works but, it wasn’t best.
In the end, we printed the banners in house on a thicker paper. The end result was much more along the lines of what we were looking for.
The total piece is 20′ x 7.5′