Holland Casino Enschede

Calvin Sprague

Artist Calvin Sprague (US)
Description Two scenes with deck of cards in casino
Dimensions 22 x 5 meters, 110 x 2 meters
Materials Plastic foil on glass windows
Location Holland Casino Enschede (entrance and parking garage)
Commissioned by Holland Casino Enschede
Art director Mothership – Jeroen Everaert
Producer Mothership – Maartje Berendsen, Jip Vollema
Artist’s website www.pavlovvisuals.com
Thanks to Cultuurmij Oost – Erna aan de Stegge

The Holland Casino in Enschede is located at the new Koningsplein (King’s Square) and has a underground parking garage shared with the new hospital. The Casino’s building looks like a fortress; not exactly inviting…Underground nothing indicates the presence of a casino full of games and fun.

Mothership was asked to create the concept for an art work that draws attention and attracts potential guests to the casino. We invited graphic illustrator Calvin Sprague to develop a sparkling design for both entries (parking garage and square).

For the parking garage Calvin designed a procession of card players’ fun, on 110 meters of  glass wall along the conveyor belt that transports guests to the entry. King, queen and jack, all having fun in a James Bond retro style. Playing, food and drinks, live music, meeting people, winning….all this surrounded by classic cars and local symbols like lions, windmills and horses.

At the entry in the square guests are being welcomed in style by two Queens of hearts and two Kings of clubs. These signs (12 meters high) reveal the Casino for what it is: a classy meeting place. Rien en va plus!

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