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Britten Printed and Wrapped Four Crystal City Buildings with Local Artwork


Britten Printed and Wrapped Four Crystal City Buildings with Local Artwork

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Investing in public art is bigger than ever - creating value culturally, aesthetically, and economically. People want authentic curb appeal reflective of their communities in both residential and commercial environments, which is why more and more developers are covering unsightly buildings with eye-catching graphics.

Each building is 12 to 14 stories high and covered in 329,808 square feet of Britten's Architectural Mesh™. Local artists, Tim Doud and Adrienne Shishko, were commissioned to create abstract artwork that would look good for years to come.

JBG Smith recently acquired four vacant buildings in Crystal City, VA, hoping to revitalize the urban neighborhood until a plan was made for the structures. JBG commissioned two local artists to create abstract murals that would be digitally enhanced and wrapped top to bottom on all four sides of each structure.

Without knowing how long these building wraps will be in place, JBG needed the most durable material without sacrificing quality, which is why Britten's Architectural Mesh™ was chosen as the substrate.

For over 30 years, Britten has been designing, printing, and installing wind-permeable mesh on buildings all across the country. Architectural Mesh™ is the perfect marriage of design and functionality. Its unique technology allows for a personalized appearance on the outside, while providing maximum visibility from the inside. It protects against harsh sun rays, meets city engineering requirements, and is certified fireproof by the NFPA. Depending on the size of your building, individual panels can be printed in a single pass and seamlessly sewn together with nylon reinforcements.

In addition to printing and installing large-format ads and community artwork, Britten is known for producing building façade replicas that are hand-drawn by CEO Paul Britten. "Building wrap replications originally started in Europe because local governments didn't want to lose tourism revenue while buildings were undergoing renovations," said Paul. In recent years, it has become a trend in the states and is making passersby do double takes. Exemplary facades in New York City have included the iconic Plaza Hotel, Porcelanosa USA, and Third Church of Christ, Scientist.

Britten is one of the few companies that has the resources and manpower to oversee every step of a project including the initial concept, site survey, design, production, and final installation. Interested in concealing renovations, covering vacant buildings, or displaying a large-scale advertisement? Contact Britten today at or call toll-free at (888) 863-8201.

About Britten:
Since 1985, Britten has not only provided building wraps, but a wide range of other products and services such as large format print, truss systems, mesh fencing, stage graphics, point-of-purchase displays, tents, building wraps, SEG frames, three-dimensional foam sculptures, custom shipping containers, national installation, and more.

Contact Information:
Grace Schroeder
(231) 346-8799       

For over 30 years, Britten has been helping some of the world's largest brands visually connect with their audience. From events to retail and from hardware to print, Britten makes sure your brand is engaging and getting noticed. (PRNewsfoto/Britten)

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