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May the force be with you

Massivit 3D, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication, has unveiled the ‘world’s first’ 3D printed Poe Dameron X-Wing Fighter charity wheelchair costume at Comic-Con International , which took place in San Diego, on 19th-22nd July. The costume was the vision of non-profit organisation, Magic Wheelchair, and created for Star Wars fanatic, thirteen-year old Vedant Singhania. Companies who collaborated with Magic Wheelchair to make this project a reality include, PixologicInc, responsible for the design and modelling, Dangling Carrot Creative who 3D printed the costume with Massivit 3D donating the printing materials, and Monster City Studios...

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A question of timing

Graphic display specialist Leach Impact has just completed an interior rebrand project within the renowned Manchester Arena. Luxury watchmaker Raymond Weil,wich was recently announced as the arena’s ‘official time partner’ and headline sponsor of the venue’s VIP Icons Bar,commissioned Leach to maximiseits exposure within this vibrant space. The result of this two-week project is a striking, media-rich display that pays homage to both brands. Leach’s in-house innovation team designed a bespoke lightbox and guitar case with acrylic face and RGB lights, in celebration of the legends who have played at the venue. Table-top vinyl graphics, cut-vinyl applied to mirrors,...

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A revamp in Whitechapel

The Islington centre of sign and graphics and visual communication specialist, Fastsigns, is celebrating following the completion of an ambitious project to mark the launch of the New Road Hotel in Whitechapel.  The Islington team of graphic experts was tasked with revamping the iconic former textile factory, which includes 80 bedrooms, hot tubs, a penthouse and a new Marco Pierre White restaurant, Mr. White’s English Chophouse. The project involved designing and fitting fascia lettering across the front of the building using a 15-metre cherry picker, three projection signs, window graphics, internal vinyls, illuminated window menus, a banner, directional signage...

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Rainbow wraps for Pride

A fleet of AA (Automobile Association) vans turned heads at this year’s Pride in London Parade thanks to colourful wraps fitted by Fleet Livery Solutions (FLS) using 3M products. FLS gave the 10 vehicles their rainbow-inspired half wraps using 3M Scotchlite Print Wrap Film 780mc-10R. This innovative productoffers high retro-reflectivity day and night, thus providing vehicles with impressive visibility and maximum design impact. In addition, the white print film is highly conformable and has excellent heat recovery properties. The AA vans joined around 500 parade groups in the capital at the annual event that aims to raise awareness of...

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Contra Vision slam dunks in LA

As anyone who follows the fortunes of the NBA will know, Team Le Bron narrowly beat Team Stephen by 148 to 145 in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  The real winners though, were the charities the teams support.  The winning team will receive a $350,000 donation to a select community-based organisation and the opposing team will receive $150,000 for a similar charity. The team roster was selected by the vote of fans, the media and other NBA players. It’s one game where all are agreed – the taking part is the...

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