“Saved!” Hero School Sign 2002

To create a hand made sign which played a big role in the feature.

As the Art Director, tight time restraints forced me to outsource the illustration. When it was approved by the Production Designer and
Director, it was quickly composited into a sign layout, complete with
building specs for our Construction and Paint Department. The final
project was to mimic a hand built sign by the lead characters, a group
of high school students.

A large outline border of reflective vinyl allowed Jesus to always have
a pleasant glow. The sign had to be visible both during daylight, when
the sun offered a natural reflection, as well as at night, when the lead
character, Mandy Moore, crashed her car into Jesus.

The final 20 foot tall sign was designed for Michael Stipes’ independent
feature film “Saved!”