Young graphic designers beautify ODOT plow blades


Staff Report



Courtesy photo These Lorain County JVS students show off the art their team imagined, designed, and applied to Ohio Department of Transportation snow plows that readers should watch for as the snow flies.


Some pretty snazzy snow plows will hit the streets soon.

Graphic design students from the Lorain County JVS have painted three Ohio Department of Transportation snow plow blades with a little help from students in the collision repair program, who clear coated the finished artwork.

The work part of “Beautify the Blades,” a community awareness project sponsored by ODOT District 3.

“This project was a true collaboration between two career-technical programs that don’t generally have a reason or opportunity to work together,” said Web and graphic design instructor Tina Krosse.

“Collision repair students took the responsibility of ‘preparing the canvas,’ which included sanding the blades and laying down the large painted backgrounds,” added collision repair instructor Lonnie Higey. “They also taught their peers in the other programs some masking and spraying techniques.”

Graphic design teams were charged with brainstorming ideas for decorating the plows, mostly with winter themes. Then they sketched out drafts, submitted their designs for approval, learned how to work with automobile paint, and painted the plow blades with water-based paint.

Courtesy photo These Lorain County JVS students show off the art their team imagined, designed, and applied to Ohio Department of Transportation snow plows that readers should watch for as the snow flies.

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Courtesy photo These Lorain County JVS students show off the art their team imagined, designed, and applied to Ohio Department of Transportation snow plows that readers should watch for as the snow flies.

Staff Report