A funny thing happened this year. The day after I had all my design boards complete and ready to go, I was struck with a totally new idea for displaying designs, and decided to completely re-design it all 10 days before the fair. Nuts, huh? It involved many many hours of work and a lot of rush shipping charges, but luckily it all came together just in the nick of time. And I really mean the nick of time...my last banner arrived in the mail yesterday and I had to set up today!
|The booth empty! (almost...just the carpet square)|
|The booth done!|
|I'm on an outside corner spot.|
|The new banner display system|
I've only ever done cheek art at the fair, until last year when I experimented with a little tabletop booklet of full face designs and masks. This year they have graduated to the $10-$15 banner.
|Photo collage banner & Mirror Stand|
All in all I think the new design came together nicely! Time will tell how the banners hold up...but I'm constantly working on ways to improve my booth. After 15 years, I think it's becoming quite the well oiled machine! (Of course, being a retail display designer helps a lot with booth design!)
I hope you've enjoyed this little sneak peek at my 2012 booth design! Feel free to stop on by the fair and visit us! My mom, Rollie Brandt, will be painting Monday through Thursday, and I will be there Friday through Sunday. Want to follow what's going on at the fair this year? "Like" us on Facebook to get all the latest updates!