Sign & Digital Graphics

September '14

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Remembering F or Hersh and Eli Weingarten, owners of Presentation Graphics in Brooklyn, N.Y., the chance to honor and commem- orate the Holocaust is a professional and personal achievement. Presentation Graphics came on board to help install an exhibit at UN headquar- ters in New York that depicted the stories of Holocaust survivors through photos and memorabilia from the past and pres- ent day. The Weingartens were contacted by the graphic designer hired by March of the Living, an organization that brings students from all over the world to Poland in order to study the history of the Holocaust. Titled "When You Listen to a Witness, You Become a Witness," the B y J e n n y I v y B y r n e Jenny Ivy Byrne is a Denver-based freelance writer. She can be con- tacted at www.jennyivy. com. exhibit was so popular it was extended through the end of March, a month past its original end date. "This whole exhibit meant much more to us than just another job," says Eli Weingarten. "This exhibit has spe- cial meaning for us because my father Hersch's father and mother and my mother's parents are all Holocaust survivors. My father's father was on Schindler's list, and my mother's father was in Auschwitz." For the exhibit, the UN made one thing clear about its installation: there should be no damage to the walls. That's when the Weingartens turned to LexJet. Their LexJet rep recommended one of their specialty fabrics, which would be extremely easy to install and maneuver without leaving a residue or damaging UN property. "There are several options as far as products they could use to do this," says Jaimie Mask, LexJet product man- ager. "The one that really fit best was the Print-N-Stick Fabric. It wouldn't DIGITAL PRINTING AND FINISHING DIGITAL GRAPHICS Remembering the Holocaust 58 • September 2014 • S I G n & D I G I T A L G r A P H I C S Boutique New York print shop helps commemorate survivor stories

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