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Throwback: Digital Words

Brandy Gibson from Chestnut Ridge Church in Morgantown, WV brings us these cool digital looking words. (Originally posted April 2013)

They had over 500 glass bottles from their 2011 Christmas stage design that they wanted to reuse. They drew inspiration from old school Light Brights and went from there. Mocking up their stage in Illustrator made it easy for the production team to get on the same page, as well as making it easy to trace the letters by projecting onto 4’x8′ sheets of plywood. It also made quick work of bottle placement, allowing them to make a grid with a chalk line and drill holes with a 3″ diameter hole saw. To secure the bottles in place, they used clear silicone. In addition to the glass work, they took a small tree, flipped it (so it would look like roots) and hung it from one of their batons using four runs of 1/8″ cable.

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10 responses to “Throwback: Digital Words”

  1. Jill Witt says:

    What type of lights did you use and where did you get the bottles.

  2. Shawn says:

    Whats the name of the bottle manufacturer? Also how many lights did you use per word?

  3. Shirley Granados says:

    Hey, I will like to know, which kind of bottles did you use? Will appreciate some feedback soon!

  4. chinedu says:

    am in Nigeria and will like to to the particular kind of bottle and the name of the driller used… thanks

  5. abraham says:

    Do you think if we put simple plastic sheets or plastic wrap we can have the same effect?

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