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IH Mailbox Wrap
When a customer asked Derek Venette to make an International wrap for his mailbox, the New York state graphic designer knew very little about tractors. Based on the photo of another mailbox, the artist ended up with a design that his client liked - as well as many others.
“I never realized IH had such a big following,” Venette says. “I put it on my personal Facebook page and on Farmall’s Facebook page and had 400 likes on it with people asking, ‘Where can I get one?’ ”
His design - for a large mailbox the client provided - includes the logo, tractor elements, and the client’s address number.
“It looks basic but it has shadows, and I went piece by piece to create the headlights and grill,” he says.
It took about four trials to get it just right - especially the correct red color for International. It took another 2 hrs. to apply the laminated wrap to the mailbox. Lifespan for the vinyl wrap is 6 to 8 years, Venette says.
“I’ve done cars, buses, snowmobiles and motorcycles, but this was my first mailbox,” he notes.
He recently purchased a large format digital printer and would like to follow up on requests he received from the Farmall Facebook site. Venette is open to doing other model tractor designs as well. He notes that for DIYers he could create the wrap and they could apply it themselves, but most people don’t want to attempt it.
He invites people to contact him about requests and pricing.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Derek Venette, New York State (ph 607 426-4261; derek.venette@gmail.com).

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2020 - Volume #44, Issue #1