Sign Vinyl & Stencils III

To add more detail and atmosphere to the rooms, several more memorable and/or common border area signs were reproduced using sign vinyl.

Where applicable, fonts were matched or photos were modified using "Live Trace" in AI to produce a workable stencil file. The lines have been thickened for easier viewing. Files must be "clean" (i.e. solid workable lines, without ghosting etc.) to be properly cut with the CAMM-1.

Below are several of the finished stencils which will be place above doorways throughout the exhibit. The effect is quite good.

My personal favourite...

The "Cold War Berlin" logo was also reproduced in this fashion using AI and the Roland CAMM-1. Overall, these pieces will build on the atmosphere of divided Berlin and help to transport visitors to that time and place. I was very pleased with the look of this piece, and after a number of modifications in AI, it was cut out without incident.

Colours must be printed separately and assembled later when using a sign vinyl cutter. More to follow...


Mathieu Trudel said...

Nice work Eric!

Let me know when will be the opening of your exibit!

I too REALLY appreciate "Live Trace"!

Hungarian_G said...

Hi there,

Thanks for the comments! We're really getting into sign vinyl with this project. Each little detail really adds something interesting to the space.

The exhibit is set to open in early may, but an exact date hasn't been chosen yet. Its good to be a little flexible!

Thanks for following our progress. Keep checking back for more updates.

Take care. Viszontlátásra!

Grant Vogl
Cold War Berlin: Life at the Breaking Point.

TheBorderline Personality said...

Thanks Trude,

Coming from a sign vinyl veteran, that is really nice. I will for sure let you (and the entire world ;) know when we open.