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9 6 G R A P H I C S P R O O C T O B E R 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M The opportunity: design a new display that provides all the features the client needed, with less weight, less materials, less cost, and better wheels. Following, I explain the steps I took in creating this new display structure. Check out the photo of the finished display now used by the San Antonio Spurs. WHEN YOU'RE NOT AN ENGINEER … James and I have worked together on hundreds of 30' and 50' pylon and monu- ment sign projects since about 2006, but never on a project like this. In reality, this is nothing more than a horizontal monu- ment sign with specific details that hold the display in place and provides a place for people to sit behind. The previous units were designed and fabricated using steel, which created its own set of mechanical issues. They needed something much lighter with an improved roller/wheel system, a better desk area with improved stability, and a lot of options for video and audio com ports that link the stats people at courtside with the reporters in the booth. When rolled into place along the Once the frame has primer, it is prepped one last time for final finish. This is the framework, prior to primer and paint. The new wheels were heavier and better located for balance.

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