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How Do You Honour Someone Everyday?

May 20, 2017

How Do You Honour Someone Everyday?

Back in March, we made a fabulous Commemorative Blue Plaque in honour of a famous local cartoonist Charles Grigg.
We were invited along to Wolverhampton Art Gallery at that time as part of the literary festival to hear the fascinating story of his life and his life's work. We felt highly honoured to be included in the evening's film show and storytelling, all about this incredible artist.
The plaque we made for Charles Griggs's son who wanted a lasting commemoration plaque to be placed on the school in Oldbury that his father attended as a boy.
The plaque was made in the style of a Historical Blue plaque so that the children who attend the school can be proud to be associated with such a splendid comic artist. 
We began work on the plaque by asking for some of Charles's artworks. It was agreed that his most famous drawings of Desperate Dan and Korky that cat would be used on the plaque as iconic images.
The wording was emailed over to us and we began preparing the artwork ready to make the pattern. The pattern was made and the mould prepared ready for pouring the hot molten metal into to obtain a solid cast plaque.
Casting A Blue Plaque
The plaque was finished and powder coated in blue and our artists then went to work on making the two characters as close to the original artist's drawings as possible.
Everyone was delighted with the plaque when it was collected.
Today is the day the commemorative ceremony was held at the school in honour of this talented artist and the blue plaque now has pride of position on the school entrance wall. We think this is a wonderful way to commemorate this wonderful man who was respected by his family and community.