I worked with the guys at Urban Canvas who had designed a huge mural for well-known musician of Blur and Gorrillaz fame, Damon Albarn‘s music studio is West London. The brief was to get about 70 portraits of musicians onto the studio garden walls which stretched about 50sq meters. The garden area before was overgrown from the weeds coming up from the railway lines behind the studio, and the walls had graffiti on them from kids, so the overall transformation was phenomenal.
The concept by Urban Canvas was to ‘grunge’ up the existing walls leaving some of the existing graffiti exposed, but pushing it back and adding more tags to build consistency. Stencils were printed and cut out and bonded to the wall to get all the faces up to create the wall-of-fame design set by the client. Graffiti artist and graff shop owner from Nottingham known as Dilks was enlisted to tie the whole bundle in together with his colourful, clean and precise, avantguard style of modern graffiti. Producer and DJ Two Inch Punch said it was “the best thing I’ve ever seen”. Can’t really say more than that, can you?
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