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2020 Signshop Competition: Best Original Design and Fabrication, Non-Illuminated, Large Shop of 2020

ARTfx prevailed with its ghost murals project for Elicit Brewing Company.

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mural ARTfx’s ghost murals project for Elicit Brewing Company incorporated recreated advertisements and logos from old Connecticut breweries.

First Place

Fabricators: ARTfx (Bloomfield, CT)
artfxsigns.com ; Mike Ulrich, Ying Ye
Designers: Lawrin Rosen, Mike Ulrich, Jeremy Hosegood
Client: Eli’s Restaurant Group

The Elicit Brewing Company ghost murals feature recreated advertisements and logos from old Connecticut breweries. ARTfx artists used an overhead projector to first project the art onto the brick walls using translucent images on clear film before tracing them onto the wall with markers and chalk. Acrylic latex paint and artists’ acrylic paints were dry-brushed or glazed onto the brick. Many areas were then sanded down with 180 grit to create a distressed finish.

Ion Art’s project for the Austin Batcave.

Ion Art’s project for the Austin Batcave.

Second Place

Fabricator and Designer: Ion Art (Austin, TX)
ionart.com
Client: Austin Batcave

AZPRO completed this massive project for the Legends Entertainment District.

AZPRO completed this massive project for the Legends Entertainment District.

Third Place

Fabricator: AZPRO (Avondale, AZ)
azprogroup.com
Designer: Renaldo Key
Client: Legends Entertainment District

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