Transformers LogosOne of the cool things about having access to a 3D printer is being able to act on ideas that spontaneously find their way into your mind. When I heard that Artboy Galleries was planning on a Transformers exhibition, I knew I wanted to make something amazing for the show. And I did. The Deception Tetrajet fighters scratched that itch, but the time to have things submitted drew closer, I wanted to submit something that I always thought would be cool.
Having watched the Transformers cartoon as a kid, I always wondered what happened to all the stuff that would have been damaged, or knocked off these giant robots after a battle? Did someone come by and pick them up?
The more I thought about it, the more I felt that these pieces would have been collected by the police and held as evidence. What really got me was the idea that someone would appropriate them and then display the pieces, almost like trophies, evidence tags and all.
So that’s what I designed and put together for the show. Autobot and Deception symbols, weathered and damaged as if they came straight from the battlefield. It took some work getting the effect I wanted, but in the end each piece was created independently, painted, and then mounted in the farm. The yellow backboard is in homage to the original opening title sequence, the original title of the show was superimposed on a yellow background. Subtle point, and I have been surprised the number of people who commented on it.
After the logos were finished, I could not help but design and print off the additional material, Polaroid mock ups of the crime scene where the logos were found, and evidence tags. I had a lot of fun writing out the tags, and signing them. A hidden artist’s signature
I made three different versions, all were on display at Artboy Gallery for their Transformer’s tribute.
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