Windscreen As Art

What happens when you merge 35 years of windscreen expertise with the most innovative outdoor graphics technology and a talented visual artist?

You get beauty that lasts.

In this public art commission for the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, artist Minh Carrico designed the graphics for a fence screen to surround a Seattle Public Utilities’ construction site. The artist designed the screen based on the phrase “Tattarrattat”, which is spelled out using the international code of signals for water vessels sailing the nearby canal.

The repetition is a witty visual reference to the constant ‘knock, knock’ of a construction site. It’s a great way to create a positive response to the noise and upheaval that can accompany construction – make it fun and involve the community.

“I had never worked with fence screen before,” the artist explained. “But it seemed like the perfect medium for this commissioned Public Art Project. I wanted to expand my narrative into something that was less serious, to apply my art in a different way that explored the use of these modern materials.”

Because Ball Fabrics knows how to employ technically superior inks and print methods as well as how to manufacture high-quality fence screens designed to resist extreme outdoor conditions, this high impact graphic art installation will stay on the fence and resist fading, ripping, or tearing for a long time to come.

The professionals at Ball Fabrics unite decades of fence screen experience with the latest outdoor print technology, making it easy to use outdoor graphics and creativity to transform any construction site, school, park, or business into a work of art.

Minh did a lot of research before contacting Ball Fabrics. He had wanted to work with a local printer but couldn’t find any who could produce the level of expertise that he wanted.

“I was looking for a vendor that could work with me on this level of customization,” he explained. “My research led me all the way across the country to Ball Fabrics. They were quick to respond and they were able to answer my technical questions in a way that made it possible to get approval from the site engineers.”

The Tattarrattat project was digitally printed on 9 oz. mesh and required sixteen, 5’8” x 12’ panels.

When asked if he might do another project with Ball Fabrics, Minh answered, “Working with Ball Fabrics was an awesome experience. They got the job done to spec, worked closely to iron out some wrinkles, and delivered it by deadline.”

Windscreen + graphics. What could be simpler? What could be more exciting? So go ahead. Think outside the box. If you conceive it, Ball Fabrics can print it. And they know how to make it last.