Arpine Shakhbandaryan creates custom designed letters, texts, maps, and gifts adorned with genuine gold leaf for private collections and special occasions. To discuss your project, please contact Arpine at 818.275.0272 or at email@example.com.
I was honored to collaborate with Glendale City Clerk Ardashes Ardy Kassakhian to create the new Certificate of Appreciation for his office. The certificates will be presented to select individuals who have made a special contribution to the City Clerk’s office furthering the cause of democracy, civic engagement and public good.
My design features symbols from the City of Glendale including the official bird – a peacock, the official tree – the jacaranda, and the official flower – the yellow hibiscus. All were designed in the style of the Armenian illuminated manuscripts. Echelon Fine Printing in Los Angeles helped us choose the perfect gold foil to illuminate the piece and produced the final prints.
The certificate debuted on May 15, 2018 to the Glendale City Hall Student Ambassadors who completed the program. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at 818-548-2094.
Three months of planning and research and six months of burning, painting, and gold leafing to create this custom map depicting historic and modern Armenian cities.