A friend of mine just moved here from Maryland because she purchased a franchise new to Denver. The company is Soldierfit, and they’ve developed a military themed crossfit gym that’s aimed at helping users achieve their personal goals. Maria asked me to paint their logo on a 14x60ft wall before their grand opening. As always, we were very crunched for time on this project, but managed to get it done just after Thanksgiving. Turned out pretty good I’d say.
Hailcure LLC is a Texas based company that recently set up shop here in Colorado Springs. They asked me to design and paint a wall mural that would help catch the attention of folks driving by. We decided to incorporate Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak into the design. Here is the completed project.
Here is a logo painting for a crossfit company in Colorado Springs. I did not design the logo. The painting was done back in early January, but I finally got around to taking some photos of the work since I was driving past their gym yesterday. Boy were those circles a real pain the butt to paint. Turned out pretty good though. Done with interior paint from Ace Hardware.
Earl’s Kitchen, an upscale restaurant chain out of Vancouver, BC Canada, asked us to paint some wall graphics in their downtown Denver location that would help direct folks to the upstairs bar and patio. I did not design the graphics, just did a bit of painting for them. We were painting on smooth tile so it took a bit of work to make sure the paint would adhere properly. The client wanted the restaurant graphics to have a distressed look so that’s what I did. Turned out pretty good, I dig it.
A recent wall painting I did for Bingo Burger in downtown Colorado Springs. This the the men and women’s bathroom. Painted with indoor latex paint. Turned out pretty good eh.
In this episode of Art Talk, Vice accompanies Steve Powers to explore his new project “Love Letter to Brooklyn” in the heart of downtown at the old Macy’s parking garage.
Drawing from his art, what goes on inside the racing mind of NYCHOS belies any serenity his peaceful exterior may convey. The Austrian artist specializes in painting and illustration, using highly colorful, often dissected figures as expressions of his imagination. NYCHOS points this motif to his family background in hunting, an early childhood experience that has since grown into one of the more graphic styles today. Hypebeast got the opportunity to sit down with the artist to discuss early influences, evolving away from working with acrylic to work with spray paint, and more. Viewers will even get a look at a custom illustration made for Hypebeast in this installment of Pen & Paper.
Jersey Joe headed to Brooklyn, two blocks from Converse Rubber Tracks, to bring his street art talents to the side of Grand and Union. Rooted in the middle of Williamsburg, the piece features a mix of Chucks, fall colors, and characters. I love seeing an artist really shine, good stuff Joe. Cheers.
In downtown LA the Converse Wall to Wall – Ron English’s incredible eye for the warped and wonderful, English created a piece on 7th and Imperial in the emerging DTLA district.