Bus Wrap Illustrations Travel Half-way Around the World

  • 11/3/09

John Fretz, residing on the Big Island in Hawai’i, has just finished the latest in a series of bus wrap illustrations for Chicago agency Noble BBDS (art director Susan Schmidt). Beginning in 2004 with a Chicago Cubs theme, the string continued with the Bears, the White Sox, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, and, most recently, the Six Flags Great America amusement park. The highly-visible express buses are used to shuttle fans and customers to and from the venues. Illustrations were done in pen-and-ink on scratchboard, then scanned for completion at the final 8-foot by 60-foot size. Files were 800MB - 1GB and sent by FTP. John is still amazed that files of that size can travel from Hawai’i to Chicago in a few hours. Check John’s site to see the finished pieces!

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