To complement the custom-made materials at their Tyson's Corner location, Founding Farmers commissioned us to make some plaques for the artists that contributed. They wanted to have a thick (1/2") piece with a brushed brass face, die-cut in hexagonal shapes. Each piece was to have small but readable text; after much back and forth, and in order to keep costs down, we came up with a plan.
Engraving the text on the brass was out of their budget, so we devised an alternative: print all the black text onto clear adhesive vinyl, then apply those decals to 1/16" thick brushed brass "blanks". Each blank would then be bonded to die-cut pieces of 1/2" black PVC plastic.
To make the installation easier, we plan on mounting the black PVC to the walls first, then bonding the faces to them on-site.
The finished product looks great, and we can't wait to get them up on the walls!