Panels IV - Design

The panel design was kept to a strict library of colours, font styles/sizes, and templates for borders surrounding images and photos.

I found that consistency was best maintained by always keeping the first and same finished panel copied/pasted & stuck beside the panel design being worked on in order to eyedrop colours and font size, as well as eyeball consistent heights of titles and subtitles (important as the panels will be side by side on some walls).

The red, tan, and 2 shades of gray on the panel are our best match to the actual dry paint on the wall. Hopefully the subtle difference in colour will not be too noticeable. We did extensive print tests of dozens of shades of each colour to try and match up the Pratt & Lambert paint chips to the end result coming out of the printer, however, the monitors we were using were rendering colour very inaccurately and ambient light in the design room was extremely inconsistent. It really was a guessing game and a test of patience to hone in on a shade close enough for comfort. Another factor differentiating the finished printed colour from the dry painted-walls is the UV protective lamination which slightly dulls and darkens the printed result.

*These jpegs of 2 of our 14 text panels have been modified and the quality reduced to prevent copyright infringement.