Platinum Graphics Hot Off The Press!


April 18, 2016
New Orleans violence 'beyond the pale of reason and sanity'
Platinum Graphics was featured in Elliot C. McLaughlin's article titled New Orleans violence 'beyond the pale of reason and sanity on CNN.

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January 14, 2019
'They Still Take Pictures With Them As If The Person's Never Passed'
Platinum Graphics was featured in Cecilia Lei and Tyrone Turner's article for "The Picture Show" in NPR.  The article focuses on the lifesized poster created for memorial services in New Orleans.

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March 5, 2019
Platinum Graphics' interview with Vice New Tonight was aired on HBO.  VICE News travels to New Orleans during Mardi Gras to visit with the husband and wife duo behind Platinum Graphics, a printing company that specializes in making "lifesizes," cardboard cutouts of loved ones who have passed away, most often from violent shootings in the community.

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March 16, 2019
The Life-Sized Way New Orleans Honors Its Dead
Platinum Graphics was featured in Cassandra Giraldo's article for VICE News Tonight.

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March 17, 2019
Hold Up: Life-Size Cutouts Are Helping New Orleans To Memorialize The Dead!
Platinum Graphics' interview from VICE News Tonight on HBO was featured on World Star Hip Hop.

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April 28, 2019
Celebrating Life and Death in New Orleans with Life-size Cutouts
Platinum Graphics is featured in an article by Hanna Krueger of in the Times-Picayune which is a local newspaper company in New Orleans, LA.

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June 19, 2019
Platinum Graphics is featured in a portrait-based project by Bryan Thomas capturing the style phenomenon of “Rest in Peace” t-shirts

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August 16, 2019
The City That Dances With Death
Platinum Graphics is featured Yes! Magazine's "Death Issue" written by Leanna First-Arai.

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The Platinum Graphics story began in 2006 when, newly married Bryan and Trenice McMillian decided to start a business.

The couple had a thousand dollars to their name at the time and Bryan decided to push majority of their funds into buying equipment and supplies for a t-shirt business.  Five hundred of those dollars went toward a heat press.  Trenice, questioning the purpose of what she felt was a very large iron, went along with her husband's idea.  After creating designs and printing shirts for free to get the word out, the couple went about their everyday lives.  Trenice asked Bryan, "how do you know the phone will ring?" and he replied "You just gotta have faith..."

Over ten years later, Platinum Graphics is the number one company in the city of New Orleans for lifesized posters and custom t-shirts.

4324 Downman Rd.  Suite A
New Orleans, Louisiana 70126

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(504) 252-0661


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Bryan and Trenice McMillian owners of Platinum Graphics

Photo by Bryan Thomas, Brooklyn, NY