TheatreWorld’s® ‘Signature Series’ Scenic Backdrops Offer Unprecedented Levels of Detail, Colorization and Visual Dramatics
TheatreWorld’s Signature Series of Scenic Backdrops
Since our inception, TheatreWorld’s mission has been to provide theater and event backdrops of unrivaled quality. This lead us to design a special series of scenic backdrops that incorporate an extra level of detailing and vibrant colors. Beginning with unique concepts and images, these designs are then brought to life with the help of world class master painters and become part of TheatreWorld Backdrops' Signature Series.
Artful. Intelligent. Vivid Colorization.
Historically, theatrical backdrops were designed to provide subtle background imagery that supported traditional plays and musicals without clashing with scenic elements. In recent years, directors have gravitated towards more visually compelling scenery, along with event planners who have begun to use scenic backdrops to enhance their events. TheatreWorld’s collection of Signature Series backdrops are designed to be architecturally and historically correct with lifelike and dynamic color palettes.
What it Takes to be Signature Series
A Signature Series backdrop contains enhanced levels of detail and is executed with artistic precision. In order to achieve this caliber of specialty backdrop, designs require a minimum of 50% more production time than a traditional scenic backdrop. All Signature Series backdrops are then subject to several quality control reviews to ensure the most original, accurate, and detailed products for our clients.
Signature Series backdrops achieve a three-dimensional look that rivals digital prints, but with the richness of hand-painted techniques. Our artists meticulously enhance depth perception by utilizing shading and lighting to create the illusion of a photo-realistic space. In select cases, TheatreWorld’s Signature Series may even include the use of specialty paints, including black light reactive highlights and metallic or gold flecked paints.
Signature Series Backdrop Specifications and Materials
Signature Series backdrops are available in at least one of four standard sizes: 48' wide x 20' high, 40’ wide x 18’ high, 25’ wide x 15’ high, and 20' wide x 10' high. For custom backdrop orders, we are happy to provide a wider range of sizes from 20’ wide x 10’ high to 60’ wide x 25’ high.
All backdrops begin as high quality, medium-weight muslin cotton fabric. The muslin is then submerged in and fully impregnated with a government-approved flame retardant solution. The tops of all backdrops are reinforced and hemmed with grommets and ties added. The sides are finished and hemmed and an independent pole pocket is stitched onto the entire length of the bottom of the backdrop.