A historic structure, known as the Armory, is being renovated to attract Marietta tourists and business tenants. The team wanted imagery installed on the ground floor to commemorate the various details of Marietta past and present.
The project used a mix of historic sepia and black and white photos as well as more modern full-color prints. We used a four-color process to print the panels on our wide-format printer in order to make sure details of both eras printed properly.
Since the prints will be located on the ground floor of the Armory, thus in the flood plain, they needed to be water resistant to a certain degree. We used specialty materials to laminate the prints and mounted them to aluminum backing, protecting them from elements and making them lightweight should they need to be relocated. We also used a modern stand-off mounting to give certain images depth and flush mounted others to create a visual separation. It was an honor to be a part of this project that depicts Marietta, Ohio in such a unique way!