Thoughts on How to Use Them
What Kind of Business Clients Want This?
We've worked with hundreds of regional and national businesses that wanted to portray a family-friend feeling. Either directly, or through an agency, we've worked with grocery stores, banks and credit unions, insurance companies, restaurants, pet stores, national charities, professional sports teams, kids TV properties, kid-focused food products, kids books, car companies, motorcycle owners groups, utilities and power companies, etc.
At What Kind of Events?
Mostly community festivals. But we've provided murals for several national mobile marketing tours, and worked with agencies to create pitches for several others. We can offer "bulk discounts" for enough Single-Use Murals for every stop, or we offer Wipeable Murals which could be wiped off after each stop and used for the whole tour. We've also provided murals for new product promotion events.
Our Design or Your Design?
We have thousands of characters and such we can pull from to create a design, or we can draw new characters, buildings, animals, local landmarks, etc. from your photographs. (For examples, in our design search, look in the "How We Draw New Illustration" category. We're working on a post about a design we did for Schwan's Foods.)
If you like, you can also submit your own design. However, based on our experience, we'd want to give you some ideas and suggestions about things that work and don't work. We certainly don't question your design abilities, but many good design rules don't translate well to this type of interactive mural. For instance, good design calls for blank space, but blank space isn't interesting to paint. And you may want a building in your design, but buildings aren't near as interesting to color as butterflies flying in front of the building. (We're working on a blog post about creating your own design.)
We've also had a few instances of a hybrid. We've had clients sketch out a design---the items they wanted and the placement, and gave it to us to draw the items and compose the design, including their logos and products. (We're working on a post about this as well.)
Have Everyone Write a Message
We do many designs made to encourage people to write a message. At the end of the day, you have an immense melding of the sentiment of the crowd in a festive, colorful banner. We call these our Signature-Message murals. Click here for that page.
Logistics and our Mural Stands
We're experienced in event production as well as mural design, so we can really help make your logistics work. We can work with you to figure out the best shipping schedule, what materials you're going to need along the way, how and when to reuse materials, when during your schedule you'll have a moment to assess your inventory, etc.
But our stands are our most helpful resource. Our stands are custom made to be lightweight, easy to transport, easy to modify to your custom size, and easy to use on-site. We offer long-term rentals if you have, say, 16 events over four months. Our stands break down into a carrying bag the size of a golf bag, so they can easily be shipped UPS, or trucked with your other equipment. Click here for more stand info.