Last week, we finished redesigning our offices at work. The main wall in the elevator lobby, we painted with chalkboard paint. Heavily inspired by Dana Tanamachi’s chalk work, I drew out a design centered around the phrase “Proceed and Be Bold.” — This phrase is actually posted around Facebook’s offices. We wanted to encourage the same type of bold mentality on our floor.
First, I drew it out on tracing paper, layering up. This allowed me to go back and redo a section if I didn’t like it without messing up an area I had already finalized.
Then, I scanned each section into the computer and assembled the artwork in Photoshop.
Lastly, we cheated a little bit. We used a projector to get the art on the wall and then went to town tracing.
I was really pleased with the end result.