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San Diego Padres2021-10-29T12:28:33-07:00

San Diego Padres

Award-winning Design Execution

Cherie Morgan of Morgan Design had a breakthrough idea for the San Diego Padres Hall of Fame, and Artisan Colour executed the vision beyond expectation. The innovative large format advertising exhibit was featured in Big Picture magazine and won the 2017 Phoenix American Marketing Association Spectrum Award for Best Event Staging. We teamed up again to create a captivating players tunnel.

Large Format Advertising = Larger than Life Storytelling

The San Diego Padres Hall of Fame installation at Petco Park features an interactive, dimensional timeline wall that surrounds eight-foot-tall displays of legendary players, bringing to life the history of this cherished National League team.

Legendary player displays are printed directly on ½-inch Plexiglass with UV cured ink and a unique white ink channel. They rise seamlessly from the floor in custom-created aluminum frame lightboxes.

A gradient opacity plays with the natural and LED up light, making the large format advertising displays glow.  

Display Graphics that Move You Through Time

Along the timeline wall are more than 60 individual acrylic face-mounted prints using Metallic HD photographic paper. Plus a Plexiglass leaderboard can easily be updated as the hits and home runs soar. Acrylic frames with stand-offs also support flat-screen televisions, bringing together the sleek, modern look of the entire exhibit.

Watch the ribbon cutting video and community reactions to the installation:

Power in the Prototype

This project started with a rushed half-scale prototype of Cherie Morgan’s unique design concept and direct-to-substrate printing techniques to achieve the desired look. With near-immediate approval from both the designer and team, we were off and running!

A Print Partner Throughout the Process

Artisan also worked closely with a San Diego-based engineering firm to render and develop low profile aluminum frames that would allow the displays to stand freely yet still conceal the LED up lighting hardware. The graphics had to be cut accurately – down to a hundredth of an inch – to then fit in the frames.

“I can honestly say that Artisan Colour is the most technically qualified, detail-oriented digital shop I have ever worked with.  I’m not sure if you call yourselves a ‘printing shop’ but for me that term doesn’t seem to cover the work you do.” (Design Agency Principal leading the Padres project)

Cherie Hayek MorganCherie Hayek Morgan, Principal, Morgan Design, LLC
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