JCDecaux Advertising and a municipal events team recently developed and installed more than 3,000 m2 (32,292 sf) of interior and exterior graphics to beautify the famous Panthéon building in Paris, France, during a period of restoration and construction.
The Centre des Monuments Nationaux sponsored the project and commissioned artwork from JR, an anonymous photographer known for posting large images in public spaces. He combined more than 5,000 portraits taken of people visiting national monuments or uploaded to the project’s website. Then, large-format printing company BS2i produced the images as wall and floor graphics, using an Anapurna M25000 large-format inkjet press from Agfa Graphics.
The graphics were installed in June. The interior images will remain in place until early October, while exterior artwork will be exposed throughout the construction period for the Panthéon’s dome and cupola.
Built in the late 1700s as a church, the neoclassic Panthéon now serves as a mausoleum.