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Motorola Mobility Canvas Stretch-a-thon, Part II Our shop manager, Dana Fisher MCPF (Master Certified Picture Framer) had stretched a 20 1/2 x 8 1/2 foot tall canvas, on-site, for Motorola Mobility (now owned by Google). The PR firm that commissioned us to do this, Sparksonllne.com, called upon us, again. This time, we were to stretch a canvas for them, on-site, that was 30 feet long by 8 feet tall for an event that Motorola Mobility was having over at the Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel in Chicago on a Tuesday night. We had to have the stretcher components over there on Tuesday morning, get it stretched and ready. We got the call on Thursday, so we had to get the stretcher components made for us by Richeson Art (of Kimberly, Wisconsin) by Monday, so we could messenger it over on Tuesday morning. Kudos to the gang at Richeson for getting it done and out the door in time. Then, when the event was done, we were going to have to go back over late in the evening and take it apart and remove it.
The nightmare part of it all was that the room was only a few feet wider than the canvas, so it made stretching the ends of the canvas very difficult. It was only because Dana had the experience in doing this that we were able to pull this off.
The computer-printed canvas was for their Moto Watch rollout and, as you can see, a good portion of the canvas occupies the entire wall. She was assisted by a friend, Louise Hardy, of Arcylic & Framing Service, in the stretching portion. Brian Flax and Dana came back at 10:30 pm to unstretch it and remove it, since we were told that the meeting room was needed for a 7 am meeting the next morning and it had to be out. We did not get home until after 2 a.m. Not a project for your average frame shop, but they made it worth our while.
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