Phantom Thread is an American drama starring Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in London’s couture fashion world in the year 1954. Day-Lewis is the world-renowned fashion designer, Reynolds Woodcock who takes a waitress as his muse. Woodcock creates clothing for the super rich and high society members. He is a genius at his craft but also controlling and abusive. He is haunted by his dead mother and stitches text into the inner-innings of the garments. Then, he becomes interested in a young waitress and she decides to move in and become his lover, assistant, and muse. Reynolds starts to become aloof and makes Alma, the waitress, eager to please. This leads to fights because he just doesn’t pay enough attention to her. He is instead, married to his work. Phantom Thread was nominated for multiple Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor, and… read more →
Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara at AD&A Museum focuses on art and religion in Spanish and Chumash Indian traditions. This is during the Mission period where sacred space and religious devotion are main topics. This exhibition will also be a look into the contemporary Chumash visual history alongside artifacts of yesterday. This will show the continuation of the richness of this tradition. Together, with the system of the missions, will enrich any viewer of this historical narrative. Olson Visual installs large banner for this show. They continue to produce this graphic each and every exhibition at the museum that is located at UC Santa Barbara. Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara Art, Design, and Architecture Museum UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (805) 893 – 2951 http://www.museum.ucsb.edu/news/feature/506
I Tonya is a biographical film about the attack of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in the months leading up to the 1994 Olympics. Evidence starts to point to the other olympic athlete, Tanya Harding, played by Margot Robbie. The attack becomes a media circus and in the end Harding is stripped of her right to compete professionally in figure skating, including the Olympics. The movie is done in a mockumentary-style with interviews of the characters today and shows the childhood and background of Harding. Harding grew up in a poor “white trash” neighborhood with an abusive mother, played by Allison Janney (who won the Academy Award for supporting actress for this role). At just three years old, she started to train as a skater. She became so good, that she was the only female to do the triple axel jump. She was on her way to becoming the best figure… read more →
The Tattoo, an exhibition is a collection of two hundred and thirty images and objects. It ranges from contemporary designs of tattoos to historical artifacts. There are also silicone models of the human form on display. Each of these things gives us a narrative of the people, primarily Southern California. Tattoos have been around for over five thousand years. Today, it influences art, fashion, product design, and other cultural implications. It can be a sacred ritual or an act of rebellion. This exhibition takes a look deep into it’s history. Olson Visual created a large window graphic. It covered the back area and made it appear as a large mural. We also installed the title wall graphic for the exhibition.
It is now 2018 and we look back at our achievements throughout the year. We have been increasingly busy creating work for: Near Future Summit for Startch Creative, Encore Productions in Las Vegas, Genband Perspectives 2017, and others. This year our Entertainment department expanded our locations in New York and other cities in the United States. We also created large scale step and repeats for Miss Universe and visuals for a pop-up store for Air Jordan. Check out a year to remember!
It is now 2018 and we look back at our achievements throughout the year. We have been increasingly busy creating work for some of the top exhibitions: Mungo Thompson at Nikodom Gallery, Extreme Mammals at Natural History Museum, Paul Simon: Words and Music at Skirball Cultural Center, and many others. This also includes working on numerous Pacific Standard Time shows (Ken Gonzales-Day: Surface Tension and Another Promised Land at Skirball). This year our Entertainment department expanded our locations in New York and other cities in the United States. We also created large scale step and repeats for Miss Universe and a pop-up for Air Jordan. Check out a year to remember! … read more →
It is now 2018 and we look back at our achievements throughout the year. We have been increasingly busy by creating work for top blockbuster films including: Logan, Despicable 3, Kong: Skull Island, The Great Wall, Ghost in the Shell, Alien Covenant, Baywatch, and many others. These graphics also allowed us to offer new products including: inflatable and customized large scale backlit prop and display using our T3 System. This year we expanded our locations in New York and other cities in the United States. We also created large scale step and repeats for Miss Universe and a pop-up for Air Jordan. Check out a year to remember!
Wonder Woman was not just your typical superhero film from DC Comics. Instead it was the first female director of a live-action superhero film (Patty Jenkins) and showed a female comic book character played by Gal Gadot. Other actors include: Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, and Chris Pine. Wonder Woman debuted in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film tells a different story then the 1980s Wonder Woman TV show. Instead, Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) grows up on the Amazon island of Themyscira. Steve Trevor, an American pilot crashes near the island and is rescued by the Wonder Woman. Trevor tells of the war going on outside the island area. This pushes Diana to go with him to end World War. It premiered in Shanghai, China on May 15, 2017 and later in the U.S. on June 2, 2017. Wonder Woman received critical acclaim and positive audience reviews.… read more →
Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico is on view from September 14th to February 25th. The show focuses on the work and life of a Mexican-born journalist, art historian, and anthropologist of Latvian Jewish descent. She researched on the Mexican Renaissance of the 20s and was one of the most notable figures to introduce Mexican culture to Americans. She was a child of Jewish immigrants in Mexico who immigrated to the U.S. Brenner felt like an outsider which informed her work later on. She was a cultural trailblazer that fought against prejudice as both Jewish and Mexican-American. Her published articles, books, and poetry painted a favorable image of Mexico for Americans. The exhibition has more then one hundred and fifty objects on display. These include artworks by her close friends including: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Edward Weston, and José Clemente. As part of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, it creates a… read more →