The Point at Cal-Expo is a family entertainment complex that includes amusements from mini-golf and bumper boats to a video arcade and batting cages. Scenic Designs was asked to renovate and re-theme the existing park to a more updated, youthful orientation; the $55,000 budget included all signage, building theming, and décor. The designers treated existing structures as “signs” that indicated their function in a playful, wacky way – with minimal material outlays and using paint and their existing supply of scrap M.D.O. Very little virgin material was used, with the exception of larger signage and fiberglass golf clubs. In order to reflect the function of each amusement, a variety of graphic devices was used, including the transformation of the lighthouse into an over-scaled golf bag and the creation of anthropomorphic faces for the racetrack entry composed of car bumpers, hubcaps, steering wheels, and wiper blades.
Greg Duncan (Principal in Charge), Michael Mingoia, James Dowlen