ImageWorks Week 9

I had the opportunity to work with Athens Theatre in DeLand. Athens is one of the last classic theaters in central Florida. Opening night was in 1922 when the DeLand Daily News named it DeLand’s Handsomest Theatre. In 2016, they are still producing plays and shows. Our job was to make the advertisements for their new play, Spamalot. It is based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The original Broadway show won three Tonys including Best Musical, and the original album won the 2006 Grammy for Best Musical Show Album. Spamalot is being advertised all over DeLand and surrounding cities through different forms of media.

 We created the yard signs for their advertisements of the play using vinyl and coroplast. We printed 50 of them double sided. Majority of the signs are posted along the side walks of Woodland blvd in downtown DeLand.

We also designed the backdrop for the play. It was 30×36 feet long and consisted of 3 different images put together on banner. We used the Roland Printer to ensure that the images were large enough for the whole crowd to see. We had to print overnight because high quality prints usually requires a long amount of time. I taped it to the take up roll and when we came in the next morning it was complete and ready to be hemmed. The hemming process is adding doubled sided tape to the edges of the banner so that the border of the vinyl would not be visible.

I feel really good about having the opportunity to help the Athens theatre promote this historical play. Hopefully I will have the chance to see it.

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One thought on “ImageWorks Week 9”

  1. That is great that they can print big enough for theatrical back drops. I should let the faculty in our Theatre Arts program know there is a local option for doing this kind of work (if we ever have a need)!

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