His desk was right next to mine, and we would banter back and forth about how to do things 'the right way' in photoshop, and brainstorm ways to prank other people in the office, but mostly Randy.
For the last 20 months or so, Mike was working remotely from Vancouver, Canada. The entire office missed his antics terribly. When we heard he was coming back we were all pretty elated. I knew there had to be some way to make his return a little bit of a big deal, and decided to make him a Mission Accomplished sign, you know, just like George Dub-ya had on that boat.
Step 1: Designing the Sign.
I found some stock imagery of a flag, and then dragged it into Adobe Illustrator. I used the most American font I had in my fontbook, and turned it yellow with a really sharp emboss effect. Nothing says 'merica more than embossed text.
I have included my .eps file in this step for you to download and print if you like.
Step 2: Print It!
Gabe has an Instructable that goes over the use of this printer.
I used the VersaCamm Software to feed the printer the file from our lab here at Pier 9. When it came out of the printer, I cut out the extra vinyl and put it in the scrap bin for others to use in the future.
'Mericans love big stuff! So it sure is nice to have this super sweet printer that lets us make giant stickers.
Step 3: Hang It!
Installing the 10 foot sign was ridiculous. Gabe and I attemped to hang the sign after the Instructables Company Holiday Party.......probably the best time to wield tape and big paper signs right? After drinking a bunch of free beer? We thought so too.
Step 4: Bask in 'Merican Glory.
Welcome to the States Mike! Now let's go eat some cheeseburgers and pizza.