The corner of Federal and Wyndam Streets in downtown Auckland has been turned into the Sistine Chapel by Osmand Signs, who spend a day converting a painted brick wall into Michelangelo’s ‘Creation of Man.’
The 93.6 square metre digital print is on Arlon’s 6000XRP cast film and matched with 3230 Matte laminate, and then heated into all the brick recesses to make it look like it had been painted on.
The scene is part of a new Samsung commercial. After application, it was then painted over with a poster paint the same colour as the rest of the building so the ad creators could wipe it off a section at a time as if the man in the commercial had painted it himself. It was shot in still frame at 100 frames an hour.
Wade Blow, Director at Osmand Signs, says no scene artist could do it in a day so they ran it through their HP Latex printer. He says he was dropping off prints to the boys as they went. Three guys getting it finished within a day, equaling twelve 1.3m X 6m drops.
“We were going to use a film specifically for brick walls, but found the Arlon 6000XRP was a breeze to apply. You could be a little rough with it, which helped as they were such big drops, but it went down pretty good,” Wade says.
The building’s owner loves it so much he’s asked them to leave it up, and Osmand Signs have already had enquiries from other landlords in the area looking to jazz up their old bricks. See www.computaleta.co.nz for more info on Arlon in NZ.
See below for more pics of the job courtesy of Osmand Signs.