As a corporate sponsor of the Black Swan Prize for portraiture, Cooling Brothers Glass Comapny produced this stunning glass logo for the 2012 exhibition. Held in the Linton & Kay Art Gallery, the 2012 Black Swan prize featured some fantastic portraiture from some of Western Australia’s most talented artists.
The Black Swan Prize logo came to life through the use of ImagInk printed glass, together with colourbacked glass, creating a logo around 900mm long and 900mm high. Created out of 10mm Super Grey glass, all the pieces were done on our CNC machines, with the smallest pieces cut and polished by hand.
We painted the red of the beak using a two-pack paint that was colour-matched to the brand colours of Black Swan Prize, and we printed logo wording on glass along the base using ImagInk digital ceramic printing. All pieces were then (very carefully!) UV glued together. The end result – a large scale glass logo that is completely true to form of the original, and looked fantastic all lit up during the exhibition.
Unfortunately the exhibition is finished for 2012, but you can see the fantastic selection of entries along with the winners online at www.blackswanprize.com.au
Be sure to have a look at the exhibition in 2013, and keep your eyes peeled for a large glass swan while you are there!