Teneriffe ghost tram

Nov 04, 2015

Who’s noticed the old tram photo that’s popped up at the Australian Estates Woolstore at 24 Macquarie Street? Residents there had approached me some time ago to help them decorate the entry to their building with a large-scale, historical photo.

Enlarging a low quality image to 6 metres wide can be a challenge, as it can look blurry and pixelated. Adding a halftone pattern throughout the photo gets around the issue and adds interest when viewed up close.

The graphics were printed onto clear film and backed with frosted vinyl for privacy and shade, creating a ghostly effect.

Before, the entry was tired and uninviting

Original tram photo

Close up showing halftone pattern. I mocked up the graphics at actual size to show the residents before going to print.