A design challenge was set into motion- to create License Plate Art. We were given a plastic license plate from Ford Canada and told to turn it into some form of art. That is all the direction we were given. A limit of $100 was given to help us achieve the masterpiece we had envisioned.
I had all sorts of ideas, but once I started working with the plastic I found it very limiting because the license plate was really hard to cut, bend, or shape in any way. Unlike design school, I was at home working on my projects with nobody to discuss with during the process. It was terrifying because I had no idea what I was even comparing against.
This was a painted canvas incorporating the license plate.
This license plate features graffiti paintings of the original Ford Model T (in red) and the newest release (in blue) by Binzento Vincente
Top Left: House Air Balloon by Leslie Brooks
Top Right: Glittery Bird House
Bottom Left: Texture Decor from Brooklyn Berry!
Bottom Right: Rhinestone and Velvet Purse from Misty Hamel
I was terrified and debated not showing up. The winner of the contest was going to be able to go to Detroit to see the Auto Show with Ford. I so wanted to go. I didn’t win, but I felt like a winner when the spokesperson and Communications Manager from Ford Canada asked to take my design back to Montreal with her! She said that her husband worked for Ford as well, and she liked that it was ford colors, but not in your face brand logo.
Speaking of Ford Blue –
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