Monday, February 25, 2013

General Electric Aviation's "Blade" an Extraordinarily Engineered Work of Art!

This custom project involved the reproduction of a portion of a GE engine blade whose unique and innovative design is displayed at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. There is only one word to describe the elegance of this “blade”, gorgeous! It was a joy for MK Shannon to recreate and experience this exquisite piece of work. It is about two feet tall and very dynamic. A black patina was used to create a contrast that allows the beauty of the blade to exhibit itself sharply.

It took several weeks to complete the model . The base of the award was also designed by GE Aviation and then executed by MK Shannon Awards following specific directions provided by GE. The name plate is imprinted on clear Lucite and raised off the marble base with small aluminum tubing to make it stand out.

As an award for engineers it is pretty extraordinary.
Close up of Clear Lucite Nameplate

Monday, February 18, 2013

MK Shannon Turns 2D Graphic Logo into Elegant 3D Company Award!

Experient "I-Guy" Award

Experient called MK Shannon Awards and Rewards, Inc. asking for a custom designed award using their logo. The award, affectionately referred to as the I-Guy within the company, was designed and approved for production within a few weeks.

MK was able to transpose their 2-dimensional graphic logo into a 3D sculptural figure that appears both energetic and elegant. The award is cast in pewter and plated in sterling silver. The finish is non-tarnishing. Mounted onto a black marble stand, the award is presented each year as the Pinnacle Award and the Envision Award—these are Experient’s highest awards.

Experient, a Maritz travel company, leads the industry as one of the best-known and most respected brands in the meeting planning and event management world.