Clear Concepts Most people may not even notice glass elements when they walk past, but MPD Glass and Vinyl Graphics are taking clear concepts to the next level, creating highly customizable pieces that combine advertising with art so that this time people will stop and take notice. A prime example is a collaborative effort on a stunning sign and interior glass art for SkinRhum, a skin clinic in East St. Paul. “We worked in collaboration with designer Shauna Boychuk from For Space Sake to create enlarged images of microscopic toads ‘pads’ on their feet, as well as a version of a microscopic image of a skin cell,” states Chris Kaleta of MPD Glass and Vinyl Graphics. In order to get depth and detail, MPD took the image, desaturated it, and then added colour in specific spots for added vibrancy. The company had the images printed onto a film and applied it to 10 millimetre-thick glass, which was then broken along the edges and sandblasted for a rough, yet refined, appearance. The pieces were illuminated from the backside and mounted off the wall using four-inch standoffs. The same artistic technique was used for the clinic’s sign, which featured the same sandblasted edges, and vinyl lettering for a unique name display. MPD Glass and Vinyl Graphics can also transfer their skills in residential applications, specializing in decorative glass etching and vinyl films for exterior doors, interior doors, and glass walls, as well as offering a line of thermoformed glass in different textures for kitchen backsplashes and countertops.
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