Projects Blog

Dodge Ram Custom Trailer

Everything is bigger in Texas!

For this project we were partnered with Blaine Kern Studios to create something awesome for the Texas State Fair. Part trailer and part robot, we were tasked to engineer and produce an enormous vending machine with a display case of oversized Dodge Ram shwag merchandise.  Not only did it have to look great but it had to be functional as well.   The operator would insert the coin and make a merchandise selection using the illuminated, animated board we created and that would signal a person inside the trailer which item to dispense.  

We received a blank trailer that had to be fully wrapped in wide format digitally printed vinyl graphics along with adding digitally printed banners and digitally printed dimensional panels. 

We loved this job because it was an all hands on deck project that utilized every aspect of our shop from design, fabrication, and installation. We had a great collaborative effort with our customer that has been a stepping stone to many future jobs.  

 

New Orleans Convention Center

OPA is proud to introduce The Great Hall – An elegant,  state-of-the-art space in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Events held in New Orleans just aren’t the same as events held in other cities. Smiles are brighter. Handshakes are more energetic. Everyone is simply excited to be in one of the world’s most storied and culturally rich destinations. Traditional, old-time jazz music enlivens the soul, the cuisine is incomparable, and the city’s charm captivates and we wanted the signage to represent that.

The freshly re-signed New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is an essential component of what makes the city’s major business events so successful. With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, the Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation, and it consistently ranks in the country’s top ten of facilities that hold the most conventions and tradeshows annually. When it comes to stunning signage this is top of the line


Geaux Fish!

AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS

OPA is thrilled to announce The Audubon Nature Institute is scheduled to open a Louisiana fisheries exhibit on Thursday at its Audubon Aquarium of the Americas called Geaux Fish! It will feature six sections that both highlight the Louisiana game fish, bait fish, and commercial seafood industries and educate visitors about the importance of preserving the Gulf of Mexico's abundant aquatic resources through research and conservation.

“Audubon’s mission has always been to celebrate the wonders of nature, and Geaux Fish! is an exciting opportunity for us to expand our already considerable presence in the landscape of conservation through an entertaining and memorable way,” said Audubon President and CEO Ron Forman. “It is essential that we teach our children about the importance of a vibrant, well-managed marine ecosystem so we can enjoy an abundance of aquatic life in the future."

For more details visit NOLA.com, or go to auduboninstitute.org

AUNT SALLY'S PRALINES

New Orleans is well known for its distinct French Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage, New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual celebrations and festivals. But what is the one true thing that comes to mind when you think of New Orleans? Pralines, of course.

It is no secret that Aunt Sally's Pralines are a New Orleans favorite. Aunt Sally's serves up many delicious gourmet pralines from triple chocolate and cafe du lait, to bananas foster and best of all the original creamy. OPA Signs & Graphics is proud to take part in the signage of the new location opening up at 750 Saint Charles Ave.

Yulman Stadium at Tulane

TULANE UNIVERSITY'S YULMAN STADIUM

We are thrilled to have manufactured the exterior signage for the exciting new Yulman Stadium at Tulane University. We worked with a very talented team headed up by Woodward Design+Build and Gould Evans

Our role in this project was to engineer and manufacture the main identification signage for the stadium. We fabricated a set of 60" LED illuminated channel letters as well as a 24" set. 

The featured sign though was by far the most challenging. Approaching us with nothing more than an idea to put 5' high channel letters on top of the 65' scoreboard, our fabricators and engineer worked to develop a fabrication and attachment method that was both aesthetically appealing and structurally sound. 

It was a privilege to work on this project, and we are thrilled with the results!