To mark 100 years on Wall Street, the Brown Shoe Company hosted an event that saluted the company’s history in style. The star-studded occasion featuring Jennifer Hudson was produced by super-designer David Stark, working with us to create the shoe-printed backdrop for the stage.

Enhance a Colour is a leader in creating custom scenic fabrics and displays that help unfold the drama. The unique acrylic backdrop was made to appear sleek white when not lit, and then when backlit, in true dramatic fashion, the shoes were suddenly revealed. The shoe pattern was a solid opaque, both eye-catching and intriguing.

To produce the display, we used white acrylic as the base, and added an extra layer of printed white to hide the shapes when not lit. Next, we printed the shoe pattern on the backside of the acrylic to create a soft focus effect. To form the pattern, we printed the black twice, to ensure the shoes would be impenetrable to light. A total of 42 panels were produced, each 96 inches tall, and varying from 28 in. to 46 in. wide. Each panel was cut on our laser die-cutter for expert polish edges. Using our CNC router, we countersunk drilled 1/4 in. holes every 12 in., so the acrylic panels could be perfectly mounted to their frame. The completed backdrop was a true custom feat, and captured the audience’s attention. Thank you David Stark Design and their production team, for letting Enhance a Colour assist in this spectacular event.

Down to Detail

  • The base of the display was made of white acrylic, with an added extra layer of printed white, to hide the shapes when not lit.
  • The shoe pattern was printed on the backside of the acrylic panels to create a soft focus effect.
  • To form the pattern, we printed the black twice, to ensure the shoes would be impenetrable to light
  • A total of 42 panels were produced, each 96 in. tall, and varying from 28 in. to 46 in. wide
  • Each panel was cut on our laser die-cutter for expert polish edges.
  • Using our CNC router, we countersunk drilled 1/4 in. holes every 12 in., so the acrylic panels could be perfectly mounted to their frames.

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