The Arsenale awards – held at the Mystetskyi Arsenal – marks the end of the first major international contemporary art biennale exhibition in Eastern Europe. Barnbrook studio were asked to produce the unique set of awards and certificates to be presented to selected artists.
The awards took the form of cubes made from Corian. Each cube was illustrated (by Barnbrook studio) with a different set of symbols relating to the four themes of the exhibition to represent the physical manifestation of the graphic identity of the festival.
Barnbrook studio supplied us with the pre-fabricated Corian cubes (made from acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate.) They were then laser engraved on all 6 sides with the different symbols. The Corian raster engraved remarkable well, picking up some lovely details from the varying grayscale artwork. We were able to engrave enough depth to make the cubes look more hand carved than machine made.