Every now and then we have the opportunity to work with amazing clients who really appreciate graffiti art and understand what it means to give artists their true artistic freedom. We painted a private exterior residential commission in West Seattle recently where this was the case. A special thank you to the homeowner for being so understanding and letting the artist do what they do best. Our artist worked on an abstract concept to fit into the tight space. On site, he embellished the piece to make it work best with the environment and bled some of the designs onto the stairs. The final piece was an eclectic addition as part of their home renovation. Check out some photos of the completed piece below:
We were back in the Houston, Texas area once again to work with Mod Pizza on another one of their restaurants opening at Kingwood East! For this store, we painted two large murals side by side with the text “Come As You Are” and “The Livable Forest.” These pieces were created with a mix of spray paint and brush for the detail. Check out some photos of the final installation below. If you are in the area, stop by and grab some Pizza!
*Update: Unfortunately, due to water damage cause by Hurricane Harvey, this store location is under construction.
Spectrum Equity has a beautiful corporate office in their financial district overlooking Boston. They invited us to create a custom mural on an interesting curved wall. The theme of the piece was to integrate iconic landmarks of San Francisco and Boston, which is where their two main offices are located. Our talented in-house artist Casey Bolding worked with their team on creating a custom design for the wall space. We created a piece that worked with their clean and modern space. It was a bit of a challenge to work on a curved wall but we were very happy with the end results!
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative Internet, software and information services companies. For over 20 years, we have partnered with high growth companies across the information economy. We are currently investing the firm’s seventh fund with $1 billion in capital. (http://www.spectrumequity.com/)
Check out some of the install photos below along with a full shot that we were able to stitch together:
It’s always a pleasure working with the Mod Pizza creative team on custom mural installations. This is the first time working with them in the Houston, TX market. This particular mural was painted using spray paint and brush at their newly opened Deer Park store located at: 9315 Spencer Hwy Suite G, Deer Park, TX 77536. Check out some of the completed work below:
Artists & Craftsman Supply reached out to our artist, Ryan Adams to create a unique mural on the exterior of their building. They gave the artist creative freedom to create a colorful piece in his style of geometric shapes with hidden message (if you look really close!) The wall was about 70 ft long and 10 ft tall. It took the artist about 2 weeks to complete the piece in sections using spray paint as the main medium. If you’re in Portland, Maine and have to grab some art supplies, definitely go check out the artwork at: 540 Deering Ave, Portland, ME 04103. Photos of the completed installation below:
Coach reached out to us to collaborate on an awesome graffiti project for a pop-up subway car installation in Hong Kong and Shanghai. They created an awesome Coach Express NYC style subway inside their stores in Lane Crawford in each city. To decorate the subway cars, we created some authentic New York style graffiti tags that they turned into decals to place on the train cars.
At the event, some of the graffiti artwork was also used for a photo booth and signage. It was awesome to see our artwork come to life far away in the Asia market. Check out some photos from the event/installation below:
Our artists took a trip out to Las Vegas for the 2017 JBL Fest for a live art battle/activation. Our artists spray painted on custom wrapped Toyota Camry’s for the event. The artists had 4 hours to freestyle their artwork and completely cover the vehicles in the intense Vegas heat! The artists got to curate their personal playlists for inspiration that were being played out of the JBL system in the vehicle. The results were very impressive with the time frame that they had to work with.
JBL will team up with its top celebrity and athlete brand ambassadors from July 27-29 for an entire weekend of original performances and special events. From an exclusive concert with Demi Lovato and DNCE to the “JBL Platinum Party” hosted by Quincy Jones and “JBL Poolside Sounds of Summer” with NBA All Star Damian Lillard, and Russian musician Ivan Dorn and others, JBL FEST will immerse consumers and influencers in the brand’s 70 years of sound expertise. All this and much more is sure to make JBL Fest the musical event of the summer.
Check out some of the work in progress and completed pieces below:
To celebrate the opening of AEO‘s new store at Westfield Century City, we partnered with Jessica Fels Events to create a custom denim graffiti wall for photo ops! Bustle partnered with AEO on this event to also provide some live music, dancing, custom denim embroidery & DIY chokers, drinks and food.
The denim wall was custom built by our team and the patch artwork was hand painted with spray paint onto the denim fabric that the wall was wrapped in. If were are around in LA, you would have been able to check out wall for another week or so at the store. Tons of people got their photos taken in front of the piece and tagged it with #ICAN on social media.
At this year’s 2017 Siggraph Convention we partnered with Epic Games to demonstrate a new VR digital graffiti platform called Ghost Paint. This app/game was amazing and it was awesome to create some spray painted artwork live without the mess and fumes of traditional paint. It was really impressive how close it felt to using real spray paint. The program also gives the option of using airbrush and getting very thin/detailed lines.
We’ve also done some Virtual Reality Digital Street Art in the past but with this particular program, they had set it up so that it was 1:1 with a large screen so that it didn’t require the headset to be worn. A couple of audience members came by to try it out as well and picked it up pretty quickly.
SIGGRAPH is the world’s largest, most influential annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques: Five days of research results, demos, educational sessions, art, screenings, and hands-on interactivity featuring the community’s latest technical achievements, and three days of commercial exhibits displaying the industry’s current hardware, software, and services.
Check out some of the impressive artwork by our live VR graffiti artist below: