I just finished a mural at Three Chairs Co., a prominent furniture store in downtown Ann Arbor (they have an additional showroom across the street as well). I was excited to do one here because my concept matches the mid-century aesthetic of their pieces with designers like Ray and Charles Eames, George Nelson and Isamu Noguchi. My design of the Modern Rorschach inkblot came easily as I was sketching in Adobe Illustrator and the owner thought it would be perfect for the front window during the Herman Miller winter sale.
After I printed it out, I labeled each color and shape by section and dimension.
Now comes the real work. I measured each section (or color) to scale and translated it to hand-drawn illustrations on paper.
Then I cut each section out and labeled it.
And cutting in the colors by hand.
And filling them in. Using vibrant colors together is always a gamble. But after double and some triple coats, I think it paid off nicely.
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