24th May, 2006

Burgerman + Germans = Perfection

The Germans are very efficient - we all know that. Precision detail, lack of compromise, high standards. Today I took delivery of a wonderful printed canvas from my friend Jon Burgerman, all the way from Germany.

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I’m sure Jon won’t mind me saying this, but I was as much captivated by the back as I was the front. It’s all down to the Germans…

For Jon’s recent Paris exhibition, he had several of his works printed via digital processes onto heavy duty canvas by German company Blauprint (new site on the way). The artwork looks brilliant, but look at the back!

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Patented alloy tension systems! It’s the blaukauz®-framework! How beautiful. Then there is the alloy clamp that makes the whole thing float magically upon my otherwise bare wall (yet to be done, as I’m too busy looking at the thing). Oh, and look at the sign-off detail.

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Finally, I love the buds! Little buds that ensure the canvas sits just off the surface of the wall, and doesn’t damage the precious paintwork.

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Genius. I should probably also mention how expertly packaged the canvas was, making it all the way from Germany without a scratch, and trackable at every stage. I suppose we’re about to witness one perfect World Cup.

By the way, Blauprint have a gallery (nice site designed by The Design Chapel) so take a peek. Here’s the full canvas…

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