This evening–during a regular BCL group meeting–Hiba, Kevin, and I made a one-off miniature version of the retroreflective CAFKA text installation happening this fall. This miniature is about 7 inches tall, a roughly 1:14 scale model of our proposed text installation. The best part about it is we made the entire thing in about 2-3 hours!
First we traced our uppercase letters onto a nice sheet of masonite. We then covered the backside of the masonite in a sheet of retroreflective material. This way we could use a bandsaw to cut the masonite and reflective material at the same time.
We all took turns carefully cutting out these little letters. Here Kevin is demonstrating the concentration needed to become one with a bandsaw.
Voila! After a bit of thinking, we came up with a way to cleanly cut the holes for the 2 ‘R’s and the ‘O’ (initial image on this post).
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You guys rule so much…you were all in hardcore work mode all night. Love it!
Wow! It turned out incredible! Today was a great day.
So much great work yesterday, these are awesome and they really help to reinforce that we’re moving in the right direction with that project!
Agreed! Yesterday WAS a great day! Our little miniature really makes it easy to imagine how our full-size version will look.
This makes me so excited!!! Yesterday ruled.
Awesome! Looks so good!
Thanks Laur! It was a blast to make.
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