Public spaces are well-positioned canvases for strategic messaging that fosters community dialogue, neighborhood identity, beautification, way-finding, safety and graffiti abatement, while increasing investor confidence and attracting clientele into a developing district.
“At the end of the day, developers want to know ‘What can we do to make our development attractive and profitable?’ If you set aside arts space in your development, it will pay dividends far and beyond. People will want to live there, shop there, eat there.“
— Jay Dick, Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs at Americans for the Arts
We reenergized a 5-story corporate façade with curated colors and clean lines designed to integrate with the existing architecture.
Inside, a bright, coordinating pathway through the parking garage welcomes tenants and loyal customers into the elevator bay.
On the Radar (Factory)
This office campus activation near LAX airport brought life to a building repurposed for work and play. The mural nodded to aircraft built in the original factory while carrying it into the present day with street-art style spanning interior and exterior walls.
Bottlestop is a line of artistic bus shelters using recycled bottles & LED solar lighting. This Lexington version repurposes Kentucky’s Ale-8-One bottles to highlight a piece of local culture while inspiring us to look for the beauty in the ordinary.
This way-finding intervention transformed a nondescript parking garage stair into an inviting entrance using a cheerful bird pattern that wrapped all four sides and coordinated with the surrounding mixed-use spaces.
This cascade of shadowed origami birds was in the backyard of our very first and beloved studio in Lexington, KY. Today the birds flock around a bicycle shop/beirgarten on the same block.
&pizza x BroCoLoco
This delicious black, white and teal design flows from walls to floor, around corners, over doors and even coordinates with a matching piece of furniture to be fitted in the corner for a paint-dipped look.
Created for Amazon's 15-year anniversary for one of their original shipping centers in the middle of Lexington, Kentucky horse country.
Bottlestop is a series of recycled bottle, solar powered bus shelters created by Aaron Scales of BroCoLoco. This shelter featured half a billion beads from 15 countries representing the diverse heritage of the Providence, RI neighborhood where it resides.
Bloom Where You're Planted
We designed this mural to greet commuters and residents coming and going from the DC Metro red line. The phrase blends with the apartment building architecture while inviting the community to enjoy where they are no matter what their season.
We wanted to say a big “hello“ to residents, retail and restaurant-goers coming to the new Park Potomac, Maryland development. We picked a palette that could wear well in every season and patina with age.
Lid Off Lexington
Using a dreamy watercolor style to evoke childhood memories of catching fireflies in the summertime, this design spoke to “taking the lid off the jar” to activate hopes, dreams and a rich cultural heritage.
Color Inside // Outside the Lines
We introduced Washington DC festival goers to the newest apartment building on the block with a twist on the Adult Coloring Book craze: life-sized live mural coloring.
Blend In // Stand Out
This chillin’ chameleon painted for POW! WOW! DC 2018 shows his stripes to bikers and joggers along this Metro retainer wall on DC’s Metropolitan Branch Trail. It deters graffiti, but there’s more: Unavoidable summer undergrowth becomes an intentional part of the landscape architecture, creating a jungle disguise.
This dragon was designed to draw commuters and concert goers to the newly opening CIRCA bistro and to correspond with the Friendship Arch at the entrance to DC’s historic Chinatown.
Go to Grow
Poster-style text and larger-than-life bulb flowers make this concrete wall pop with durable, crisp colors as the mural peeks out from all angles of the stair and walkway outside of an office building. The year-around landscaping is just a bonus.
Come As You Are
We created a bold design for new business CAYA Club, (acronym “Come As You Are”) on the Brixton design trail during London Design Week. The mural created contrast between CAYA’s tidy brand and the adjacent Brixton graffiti while melting seamlessly into the roll-up door.
Moth Message Wall
University of Kentucky commissioned this public activation to engage students around campus over the course of a week. Using the moth as a symbol of transformation, we created a canvas where participants were encouraged to write how they would personally “be the change” in the world.
Legends Wall of Fame
BroCoLoco produced an interactive mini-bat signature wall for Lexington Legends baseball fans. The artwork turned the old players "Hall of Fame" into a fan "Wall of Fame" making the Kentucky team's mustache logo.
Four triangular light boxes formed from walls of ribbons lit from within with color-changing LED floodlights lit up Lexington, KY’s Triangle Park in a temporary installation created to engage the public in the downtown area.
Experience the Seasons
We created this pop-up activation to engage the neighboring community of a new apartment building and reference a mural previously on the property representing all four seasons. A variety of materials were used to inspire the tactile interaction with our interpretation of the seasons in Washington, DC.
We created this mural for a vintage boutique, picking tones that complimented the vintage brick and vintage brand.
Cathedral Heights Memory Mural
This Cathedral Heights mural in Northwest DC is a collage based on newspaper clipping and images of institutions fondly remembered in the area with the additional of the National Cathedral, which stands within view a few blocks away.