Plastered Stained Glass Project<br />
Plastered T-shirts Stained Glass Project from Idea to Product<br />This is a great example of how a simple idea however ra...
After some thought of images of Jesus and other icons I started thinking about Chinese icons.<br />
Naturally the first iconic people that came to mind were Chinese leaders and one revolutionary hero past and present. Here...
Deng Xiao Ping<br />
Zhou En Lai<br />
Lei Feng<br />
And Jiang Ze Min (who was going to prove to be a problem)<br />
Now I’m not a designer by trade so I contacted 2 very talent designers in Beijing, the other 3 I did with my in house desi...
Mao arrived first with stunning results.<br />
Then Deng Xiao Ping<br />
Zhou En Lai<br />
Lei Feng<br />
And Finally the only living leader Jiang Ze Min<br />
Once I had these images I then googled Stained Glass China and found a tone of links, I clicked on the first one and calle...
Here are the first pictures I received<br />These pics got me really excited<br />
Then 2 weeks later Mao arrived at the Beijing bus station hand carried by a bus driver for me.<br />
Deng Xiao Ping who is now the window in the back of my store in Beijing<br />
Zhou En Lai<br />
Lei Feng<br />
When it came to Jiang Ze Min I got a call from the stained glass maker who told me it would be too politically sensitive t...
As my brand specialises in T-shirts we made Mao into a T-shirt that became an instant success. <br />
We also made a set of lovely coasters that sold really well.<br />
The stain glass windows also made it into some Chinese media including the People’s Daily one of the biggest papers in Chi...
I displayed the window at an art fair in Beijing. I sold 8 of the windows in total 2 at the fair and and the rest after th...
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Chinese Leaders as Stained Glass Windows

  1. 1. Plastered Stained Glass Project<br />
  2. 2. Plastered T-shirts Stained Glass Project from Idea to Product<br />This is a great example of how a simple idea however random can turn into a product and even some good cash.<br />The inspiration was my daughter who told me she had seen stained glass windows in Canada for the first time and loved them so I started thinking of how I could create something for her.<br />
  3. 3. After some thought of images of Jesus and other icons I started thinking about Chinese icons.<br />
  4. 4. Naturally the first iconic people that came to mind were Chinese leaders and one revolutionary hero past and present. Here is Mao Ze Dong<br />
  5. 5. Deng Xiao Ping<br />
  6. 6. Zhou En Lai<br />
  7. 7. Lei Feng<br />
  8. 8. And Jiang Ze Min (who was going to prove to be a problem)<br />
  9. 9. Now I’m not a designer by trade so I contacted 2 very talent designers in Beijing, the other 3 I did with my in house designers who are local Beijingers<br />
  10. 10. Mao arrived first with stunning results.<br />
  11. 11. Then Deng Xiao Ping<br />
  12. 12. Zhou En Lai<br />
  13. 13. Lei Feng<br />
  14. 14. And Finally the only living leader Jiang Ze Min<br />
  15. 15. Once I had these images I then googled Stained Glass China and found a tone of links, I clicked on the first one and called the contact number. I met with the boss the next day as he was on business in Beijing, handed over the files and then started receiving pictures which I requested of the window being hand made down in Jiang Su province<br />
  16. 16. Here are the first pictures I received<br />These pics got me really excited<br />
  17. 17. Then 2 weeks later Mao arrived at the Beijing bus station hand carried by a bus driver for me.<br />
  18. 18. Deng Xiao Ping who is now the window in the back of my store in Beijing<br />
  19. 19. Zhou En Lai<br />
  20. 20. Lei Feng<br />
  21. 21. When it came to Jiang Ze Min I got a call from the stained glass maker who told me it would be too politically sensitive to produce a living leader as a stained glass window so I’m afraid Jiang is on the shelf right now<br />
  22. 22. As my brand specialises in T-shirts we made Mao into a T-shirt that became an instant success. <br />
  23. 23. We also made a set of lovely coasters that sold really well.<br />
  24. 24. The stain glass windows also made it into some Chinese media including the People’s Daily one of the biggest papers in China which was great for the brand.<br />
  25. 25. I displayed the window at an art fair in Beijing. I sold 8 of the windows in total 2 at the fair and and the rest after the media reported on them. You can see other artwork that I have Plastered onto T-shirts on my website www.plasteredtshirts.com<br />

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