As a side project to add to my now completed exhibition I opted to brighten up the most critical aspect of my exhibition, the sketchbooks.
Originally a drab and dirty black I purchased neon vinyl wrap from amazon to tie in there asthetics more inline with my projects Memphis design language:
Intrestingly this process was far more involved than I previously anticipated, to better explain it I have included a bullet pointed account:
- Unbinding and removal of sketchbook covers, with peeling and removal of paper backing to take out elastic strap.
- Preperation of sketchbook surface, wiping with antispectic cloth and drying with handtowel.
- Placing of covers atop the wraps grid surface and measuring angles and cutting lines needed to ensure the panels are covered securely. This was the most time intensive process.
- Cutting of wrap to size and segemnts with a scalpel and metal rule.
- Removal of protective film and application to the covers surface. This was the most difficult process requiring a credit card and a heat gun to elimate wrinkles and air bubbles.
- Removal of excess film covering ring binder holes. Attempted with a scalpel and a ruler to push in edges. This was another very time intensive step.
- Re-insertion of elastic straps, requiring the puncture of the covers surface with a scalpel to create exit holes, and the inclusion of duck tape to mount the elastic inside the covers securley.
- Cutting and sizing of black card to act as a neat internal panel that covers the messy work I had completed beneath
- Polishing and cleaning of the newly applied surface.
Im very pleased with the outcome and feel it adds much to my work, If I were to reattempt a project such as this I would opt for brighter and boulder colours, or even some patterned designs!