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May '17

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • May 2017 • 19 Los Angeles Billboard Celebrates Tattoo Culture A 35-foot billboard art installation in Los Angeles commissioned by Bulleit Bourbon celebrates that city's historic and thriving tattoo culture. Bulleit commissioned the art piece as part of its Bulleit Frontier Works project, which it says is meant to celebrate and unite the thriving creative commu- nity in Los Angeles and beyond. The billboard, which features Bulleit Frontier Whiskey's iconic label alongside dozens of LA-inspired tattoo designs, was crafted by 24 Los Angeles-area tattoo artists. Each artist was given a section of the instal- lation's canvas to design their vision of the city of angels, and as a result every illustration is unique and personal to each artist. The tattooists selected to be part of the collaboration have collectively been in the industry for more than 100 years. Epilog Announces Winner of Instructables Contest Epilog Laser announces the winner of the 8th Annual Epilog Challenge, which launched in November. The grand prize winner, Alain Mauer of Merscheid, Luxemborg, will receive a 30-watt Zing 16 laser, vector cutting table and an air compressor for his Arduino Data Glasses for My Multimeter project. Hosted by Instructables, the con- test received 1,075 entries this year. The winning project—a step-by-step guide to create data glasses that con- nect with smart phones and tablets via Bluetooth—was chosen by Epilog repre- sentatives, along with the Instructables judges, according to Epilog market- ing communication specialist Amy Dallman. This is the eighth year the laser man- ufacturer has sponsored the challenge. "Once again, I'm floored not only by the sheer volume of entries we received, but also the creativity and ingenuity behind so many of the Instructables," adds Mike Dean, vice president of sales and marketing for Epilog Laser. "We're thrilled for (Mauer) and can't wait to see the amazing work he does with the laser." To view Mauer's project, visit http://bit.ly/2nnz7Go. SDG There is good reason automotive paint protection films are made from polyurethane: superior weather resistance, conformability and gloss. Urethane graphic films give you that same superior performance in demanding outdoor graphics applications like vehicle wraps, exterior signage, fleet graphics and building wraps – and with no pvc, halogens or phthalates to harm the environment. When you're faced with a high- performance job, ask your film supplier about urethane wide-format, graphic print media and overlaminate films. demand polyurethane graphic films for your toughest outdoor applications go beyond vinyl ™ Argotec is now doing business as SWM www.swmintl.com 413-772-2564

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