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:
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
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.
We worked with Fusion MD to create some live art during the CHEST 2016 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. The event was to discuss and raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis (NCFB.) At the event, our artist created a live piece behind the scenes based on patient discussions. None of the audience members knew there was an artist behind a curtain painting the graffiti style art live. For this project, rather than spray paint, the artist used brush and acrylics since it was an indoor event. After the panel, the curtain opened to reveal a completed piece. Our artist left a border around the artwork for the audience and patients to sign. The street art piece was then used to create prints to be distributed to the audience members. Check out some photos of the completed artwork below:
Our sister company Klughaus recently partnered with the One Thousand Birds Interactive team to create an interactive mural for an investment company called Lyrical Asset Management. For this project, Seb Gorey created some artwork in collaboration with the technology provided by OTBi to create a piece that triggers sounds from a built in speaker in the canvas. The video below illustrates the painting process along with the finished product. Check out how people can use the mural as an instrument itself to compose their own music in real time!
This is an awesome product that merges technology with art and provides an interactive element for events. The OTBi technology can have many applications including music festivals, live events, trade shows, and decor for offices. There are many customizable functions including changing the output to external speakers, sound samples, the numbers of sensors and size of the canvas. Contact us if you have any questions and have interest in creating a sound mural together!
Below are some images of the completed mural for this project by Seb Gorey. Note that we can apply all the different styles in our portfolio for this interactive sound mural product as well.
More about the client:
“At Lyrical Asset Management, we are fundamental value investors. The combination of value investing with quality and analyzability distinguishes the Lyrical investment program. We believe our hallmarks – value, quality, and analyzability – create a resiliency in our portfolios. Our sole aim in crafting our investment program is to maximize long-term investment returns. Lyrical employs a repeatable process to identify undervalued securities. We believe we have engineered our investment program to create the greatest likelihood of success.” – Lyrical Asset Management Website
Here’s some more screen grabs from the video above of the interactive element of someone touching the mural to trigger sounds and create music:
We were honored to paint live graffiti art as a part of the Airbnb Open in DTLA back in November. As part of the event to promote Airbnb Experiences we created some live street art as an example of what one Miami graffiti artist host may offer. One of our artist created custom graffiti name badges for guests while another artist created live paintings each day of the event.
The event included 3 days of guest speakers including celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow & Ashton Kutcher. The event ended with a celebration called Open Spotlight which included a concert featuring bands like Best Coast, Maroon 5 along with a guest appearance by Lady Gaga!
Check out some photos of the live art from the event below:
Acuity Brands had a product launch for Rubik, a new grid lighting system. For the launch, they invited us to create some live artwork in their showroom while many architects and designers attended the event. We had two artists working on different walls during the event. Both artists created pieces in their style featuring the Rubik product incorporated into the piece. The day prior, both artists used some spray paint for the background and then painted live the next day during the event using brush. Check out some photos of the completed murals below:
During the 2016 Gamestop Expo in Anaheim, CA we worked with Bethesda Softworks to create a live chalk mural for the game Dishonored 2. The artist helped create a full temporary mural using only chalk in a few hours. Check out some images of the completed mural below:
Graffiti USA recently worked with Adidas on a live event featuring FC Bayern Munich at the Classic Car Club of Manhattan. Their #FirstNeverFollows event was in coordination with the release of the jersey and sneakers. The players actually came to the event and surprised everyone! It was awesome that the players actually signed the jersey that we painted into the mural as well. Check out some photos of the completed artwork below:
“Their sightseeing tour kicked off when four players – Phillipp Lahm, David Alaba, Javi Martinez, and Julian Green – stopped by the event hosted by adidas and Upper 90 Soccer at the Classic Car Club in Manhattan.” (via Upper 90)