Jet

A Virgin Painting.

One of my first design jobs was working for Gannett Outdoor, designing billboards. This was back in the early days of computer graphics, so in many cases the billboards were still painted by hand. The images and designs were posterized and painted out full size in a huge warehouse. I was always blown away when watching the crew paint these things. Especially the large billboards which were about 40 feet long. When I saw this time-lapse video on Vimeo today, it made me think about all the guys that I used to watch paint my design work in super-sized fashion. This paint job takes 4 days from start to finish. Frankly I think it is pretty damn impressive that  they can strip, prime and paint a 747 in just 4 days.