It’s always a fine art to create graffiti installations in residential living environments for clients. While we wanted to keep the edginess and energy of graffiti & street art, we also did’t want to oversaturate the space and make it too strong. With this particular installation, a private client gave us free reign to create a piece using a color palette that was more on the subtle side. Living in New York City, we are notoriously known for small spaces. For that reason, we wanted to create a design that was airy any dynamic. Our in-house Graffiti USA artist Casey Bolding was able to find the right balance a create an amazing free-styled piece that the client was very happy with. Check out some images of the completed installation below:
A mural spray painted onto exposed brick for the Silicon Valley Bank new office in New York City. While we have done tons of mural with cliche NYC skylines, the client was open to our creative vision of creating more iconic imagery from a native New Yorker’s point of view. We can only paint so many Statue of Liberty and Empire State Buildings before it gets repetitive! Everyone was very happy with the end results of this project.
The process of painting on exposed brick is not as simple as spray painting on it as it requires a base coat of latex paint as a primer so that the raw brick doesn’t soak up all the paint. This way, the final design looks very opaque and crispy. Our artist also used low odor water based spray paint since it was created indoors. We took some direction on text from the client incorporating their color scheme and tag line “Make Next Happen Now.” Check out the completed mural below.
Last year, we painted an interior street art mural at a new ramen restaurant opening up in the Lower East Side. Always a fan of new ramen spots in the neighborhood and glad to see that they are officially open now. You can go check out the artwork at Yoko Ya Ramen located at 201 Allen St.
For this piece, we used mixed media consisting of spray paint, oil bars and latex to create a skyline. Check out some images of the completed work below.
We created live graffiti style artwork using airbrush in Austin, New York City and Los Angeles for Tahona Society events in collaboration with Altos Tequila. The Tahona Society is a global network of passionate Bartenders that sets out to recognize and celebrate the ancient art of true Tequila production.
“Flavors, smells, passion, FUN. These are a few words used by contending bartenders to describe “The Tahona Sociey” event. A cocktail competition created in 2010 by Altos Tequila that goes beyond the mere contest and stands for that which its name declares: a society of bartenders that comes together every year from local competitions to share their skills and knowledge during a week of hard work and key learnings. A week that also gives them the opportunity to know and comprehend Mexico from a very particular point of view: its traditional food and flavors.” (Altos Website)
For the artwork we created, the client created a wall made up of white bandanas with their logo on in it. Our artists created murals with the themes of sustainability with Mexican folk art inspiration. After the murals were completed, attendees got to take the headbands off the wall which were each transformed into unique abstract pieces. Check out some images from the work in multiple cities below:
Brooklyn, NY Event:
Completed Airbrush Mural in Brooklyn, NY
Bandana Canvas Wall in Brooklyn, NY
Artist creating the Airbrush mural in Brooklyn, NY
Austin, TX Event:
Austin, TX Live Airbrush Graffiti Mural
Completed Airbrush Mural in Austin, TX
Los Angeles, CA Event:
Completed Airbrush Mural in Los Angeles, CA
Live Airbrush Mural on Bandanas at Los Angeles Event
We worked with Boohoo on a live customization project for their festival gifting suite at The Mondrian in West Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. At the event, we spray painted the back of custom denim jackets for attendees on denim jackets provided by the client. Our LA themed stencil designs and custom graffiti names were a big hit with long lines waiting for customization. Check out some of the completed pieces below:
We are often approached by home owners to create custom graffiti artwork installations in their home. We have also worked with many interior designers in the past to add some exciting and unique aesthetics in residential buildings. A very eclectic homeowner in Naperville, IL reached out and who gave us the creative freedom to design a graffiti wall going down their living area staircase. Working with our Chicago based graffiti artist, we created a concept based on some references. The client was also into biology so we went with the organic and abstract approach. It was a bit of a challenge working across the stairs with a ladder but in the end the client was very happy with the results.
Using the latest in Virtual Reality technology, we can create real time digital graffiti artwork while onlookers watch the process at your event. Our graffiti & street artists are all trained to use this VR technology to create virtual graffiti & street art. While our artists are professional spray paint artists in real life, they also specialize in using this technology to create live art without the mess and fumes from regular spray paint.
During your event, We would project a large image of the artwork being created. Some options would also include an additional VR headset for the audience to watch in a virtual environment from a third person point of view. There are options to save the work and replay a time lapse video of each piece created.
There are many different environments that we can paint on including brick walls, freight trains, trucks, rooftops, etc.
We also offer interactive options of allowing people to try painting graffiti artwork themselves without the worry of getting paint on themselves and having to wear protective gear.
– 10 x 10 ft. Footprint
– Electric outlets
– Ideally indoor venues or covered
– Darker environments are always ideal
– Wi-fi connection
One of our Graffiti USA artists (Ntel) created this amazing zipper graffiti installation fabricating the pieces to create a 3D zipper texture that protrudes from the wall. The zipper “unzips” to reveal a colorful wall of graffiti and street art underneath. Using light weight material, this is a piece that can be easily installed in an office space, business or residential environment. There are options for permanent installations of temporary/removable pieces as well. This is a great way to create a lot of impact but not oversaturate an entire wall full of a mural. This style of graffiti can also be places across multiple walls and surfaces. We love working with conceptual artists on creative pieces like this! Check out photos of the installation below:
We worked with GE a while back on a custom canvas and recently got invited to help create a custom piece for their New York City office space. Giving a plain office some dynamic color to brighten up the atmosphere is our specialty at Graffiti USA! We worked with the GE team to create some artwork that worked with their branding for approval.
When using spray paint for indoors graffiti and street art, we always go beyond with protection to ensure no overspray ends up anywhere it should not. In this case, we built a temporary bubble using plastic and enclosed the space during the installation.
Two walls were painted as part of this commission. The first wall incorporated the NYC subway map and the GE logo in silver spray paint. The second wall featured the iconic “I Love NY” phrase with several New York City elements hidden throughout the wall.
Check out some photos of the completed installation below:
We created a fun and interactive live street art piece for a Bare Minerals event in Chicago, IL. This was a similar concept we have done for an event at Yahoo using Phone cases as well as Acid Cigarillos with larger canvases in the past. For this event, we affixed several small canvases onto a large 8×8 temporary wall using velcro. Our Chicago graffiti artist painted an abstract image of lips with repeating stencils layered across the entire wall. This happened live while using water based spray paint with low odor since it was an indoor event.
Bare Minerals Banner
Canvas Giveaway Art
Detail of Canvases
Stencil Art Across Canvases
After the artwork was completed, attendees got to take home an abstract piece of art that made up the larger piece! It was a great way to do giveaways and the element of live art together. Everyone was picking their favorite colors and most interesting pieces. Our artist also signed a bunch of the canvases for the audience as well.