This featured project is from FASTSIGNS of Hot Springs, Arkansas, which was recently commissioned to provide new wall murals in the passenger terminal of Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport.
The airport says the purpose of the murals is to show the city’s rich history and promote the area’s attractions. FASTSIGNS owner Bill Bracewell and his team designed and installed two murals approximately 8′ tall x 19′ wide.
Visitors to the terminal are welcomed by a photo collage of local attractions such as the woodland gardens, bath houses, the Mid-America Science Museum, Magic Springs Theme Park, the race track and landscapes. A vintage map of the area is used as the background of the mural to tie in the city’s history. The largest image on that mural is a historic photo from 1906 of the Arlington Hotel, which counts gangster Al Capone among the many famous guests who have stayed there throughout the decades. The mural montage was designed by FASTSIGNS of Hot Springs’ graphic designer Triston Bracewell.
The second wall mural displays the cityscape of Hot Springs, which Bill Bracewell photographed himself from the roof of the Levi Towers Building.
“To convey the city’s history and all of the wonderful things that Hot Springs has to offer, we created murals using images from the city’s past and present,” Bracewell sayd. “Because the photos needed to be displayed on such a large scale, it took several months for us to find the perfect photos to use that are high quality and resonate with visitors.”
His company used WallScapes wallcovering from Ultraflex and covered it with a matte finish.
“We decided to use the wallcovering material versus traditional vinyl because it is so much more durable and creates a seamless, vibrant look,” Bracewell says.
FASTSIGNS of Hot Springs also provided a similar mural to the city’s Mid-America Science Museum.