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:
Out west in our Los Angeles studio, we recently painted a custom sculpture for UGG that was created out of the brand’s shoe boxes. We also created a second graffiti mural set wall with the phrase “Fashion Baby” as part of this project. Spray paint was the ideal medium to cover all the intricate angles of the sculpture and it was definitely a challenge! However, it all came together as a beautiful piece in the end! In addition to the graffiti artwork, we provided video documentation for the client. The pieces were used as a display piece at a conference and also photographed to be used as design elements for their products. Check out the completed work below:
We created an interactive graffiti mural for Andy Grammer‘s new single Give Love featuring Lunchmoney Lewis. The canvas was placed at the Arroyo Seco Festival in Pasadena, CA when Andy was performing. There were plenty of photo ops of festival goers interacting with the piece. The artwork featured a megaphone projecting “love” in a colorful burst of imagery. Check out images of the artwork and people interacting with the piece below:
We collaborated with Vox Media to create a live graffiti mural at the Code Conference 2017 in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. For this piece, we created some artwork with their tag line of “Go Deeper” on a 8′ ft x 8′ ft freestanding canvas.
The annual invitation-only Code Conference brings together a global community of the biggest names in the business, executive leaders and startups with bright futures for networking and in-depth conversations about the current and future impact of digital technology. (https://events.recode.net/events/code-conference-2017/)
Graffiti USA creates interactive graffiti art that you are supposed to touch and play with! We are glad to once again partner with New Balance for the 2017 Brooklyn Half Marathon. For this year’s Pre-Party and badge pick up, we setup an interactive sound mural at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The “Welcome To Brooklyn” artwork provided a great photo op for the runners. Everyone one from kids to adults loved playing with the mural to create their own music. Touch points on the mural triggered different sound samples. See a past graffiti piece we did that shows how this process works.
Check out a video of this year’s event/mural below:
We created some free-styled live graffiti artwork for Char Broil events in San Francisco and New York City. Just in time for the grilling season this summer, we partnered with Char Broil and All Terrain on the activations at steakhouses where our artists painted pieces featuring the client’s products using water based spray paint. The client gave us a color palette to work with and then trusted us to do what we do best! The canvases were freestanding 4′ x 8′ ft panels that were painted very quickly in about 2 hours. Check out images of the artists in action and completed pieces from both cities 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: