Flint Hills Design - Robert Hoag Rawlings: A Life in Print exhibit

Robert Hoag Rawlings: A Life in Print


The Robert Hoag Rawlings Library in Pueblo, Colorado is one of the most striking architectural marvels on the Front Range, due in no small part to the generosity of Bob Rawlings, the owner and publisher of The Pueblo Chieftain, southern Colorado’s premier newspaper. The Pueblo City-County Library District wanted to create an exhibit that would capture the astonishing scope of Rawlings’ life, accomplishments, and contributions to the Centennial State.

To that end, we curated, designed, fabricated, and installed an exhibit that would celebrate Bob Rawlings in the library that bears his name. The end result is a design that encapsulates Rawlings’ history, and case fabrication that integrates seamlessly into the already-existing structure.

Some noteable features in this exhibit include:

A/V controls for the video library a video library of pictures of Rawlings with major national and local political figures
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Engraved Aluminum Portrait

The focal point of the entire exhibit is the custom-engraved, aluminum portrait of Robert Hoag Rawlings. It was an intricate process converting a picture of Robert Rawlings to halftone and milling it out of aluminum, but resulted in a sleek and understated portrait.

Portrait milled out of aluminum The aluminum was CNC milled, black paint was applied to fill in the cut-away material, and then treated for finish.
Portrait milled out of aluminum The result is a unique memorial portrait for Robert Rawlings that will be displayed proudly for years to come.
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Upland Products in this Exhibit

Using Upland® products, we were able to deliver an impactful memorial exhibit for the Robert Hoag Rawlings Library within their budget.

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