The National Museum of the Royal, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Somerset required something dramatic and impactful to be presented on a large wall as part of their Battle of Jutland exhibition.
As part of the ‘Fighting back against the Zeppelins’ exhibition including a Sopwith Baby aircraft complete with Le Prieur rockets that were used against the Zeppelins, the aircraft helps tell the story of the fight back against this gigantic enemy in the sky.
The illustration had to reflect the eery moment of being below a battling German Zeppelin in 1916. We designed a realistic, exciting interpretation of a Sopwith Baby battling a German Zeppelin over the raging sea. Initial concepts for this project were to create a life-size Zeppelin structure designed in such a way as to throw a large shadow. The practicalities of achieving this were at best – expensive! Our illustrated panel was on budget and still gives a ‘Wow’ factor when entering the exhibition area.
As well as designing and illustrating the image we have had to work out production methods. In this case this artwork was installed using a pre pasted Tektura digital wallpaper with an added wet lamination.