30.4.12

Just a wee bit about the ferry tokens...

In some ways our whole event on Saturday was an attempt to blur the boundary of the River Clyde, to connect up the two sides of the river for a few hours. So we chartered the Clyde Clippers Ferry for 3 hours, and if you were brave or gallus enough to whisper through Kate V. Robertson's string-and-cup telephone, shout out a message in Urdu with Northlight's 'River Patter', or help retrieve the 'charm's from the Trebuchet--you earned your free ferry token for the day!

The grey tokens were made for us by our neighbours at Glasgow Press, who specialise in creating beautiful printed material using traditional printing presses.  There's a wee bit about how they made them on their blog. (Many thanks to Glasgow Press for making these so beautifully and so quickly for us!)

Then, some of the smaller, prettier pieces of flotsam collected by Martin Campbell and crew for the Govan Armada boatbuilding workshops were thoroughly cleaned, chopped into even smaller fragments and glued into the centre of the tokens by volunteers, to create ferry tokens for use on the day.  We strung these onto cords so they could be worn as necklaces and hopefully saved as keepsakes after the event... we think they're mighty fine! 


Phoebe, one of our token-making volunteers, hoping for a lot of free rides on the ferry

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this topic I am interested in, thank you for providing extremely useful information.
    By the way, I have a few products you can consider adding https://besttoolsadvisor.com

    Battery Powered Weed Eater
    Best carports review
    Metal carports
    2 car carport
    Steel garage buildings

    ReplyDelete
  2. One instance of a Pet Supplies solid thermoplastic is a suspension of finely divided, low-porosity PVC particles in a plasticizer such as dioctyl phthalate . This suspension forms a free-flowing liquid that's stable for months. However, if the suspension is heated to a hundred and eighty °C (356 °F) for 5 minutes, the PVC and plasticizer will kind a homogeneous gel that won't} separate into its components when cooled again to room temperature. A very realistic insect or fishing worm could be solid from a plastisol using cheap molds and a cycle requiring solely minutes. In addition, when a mold in the shape of a hand is dipped into a plastisol after which removed, subsequent heating will produce a glove that may be} stripped from the mold after cooling. Get customized plastic molded prototypes and manufacturing parts in as few as 10 enterprise days.

    ReplyDelete