1960s Illustration

Public art - illustration celebrating the 1960s

Illustration/Art by John Potter - Escape Key Graphics
Project Management by Holly Bonkowski - Assistant Director of Cultural Arts - City of Pembroke Pines

1960s illustration

This is one in a series of vinyl wrap illustrations I created for The City of Pembroke Pines, Florida. The illustrations are being used to beautify utility boxes at intersections throughout the city.

This specific box is at the intersection of Hiatus Road and Johnson Street on the northeast corner.

1960s sketch

First I went on site and measured the box, then I submitted a sketch which was well received. I tried to make a design that was flexible for adjustment, but I did end up making a continuous image that wraps the whole box.

I created both a flat, scale, projection drawing of the box and created a 3D model in Sketchup. The model allowed me to see how the sketch would really fit wrapped around the box and the flattened projection was necessary to create final art that wraps seamlessly around the box.

1960s illustration in use mock upOnce I had final artwork I used Sketchup to apply it to my 3D model and see what the final product should look like on the box as well as see how it looks from the position of drivers sitting at different locations at the intersection.

This specific illustration was to celebrate a nearby senior center. Rather than showing seniors hobbling along in their golden years I opted to celebrate their glory days, which for most was the 1960s.

I collaborated closely with the vinyl printer and installer (Color Reflections) to ensure that my vision makes it on to this utility box.

Be sure to look for this artwork at the intersection of Hiatus Road and Johnson Street on the northeast corner.

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