Hey Josh, can you make a crazy man vs tech mural?
Sometimes I feel like my clients have a tiny spaceship like the one in Innerspace. They fly deep into my brain and find all the fun projects I dream of working on. The ask: design a large, eye-catching window mural that will need to cover a 30′ x 7.5′ space. The clients had an upcoming fancy-pants mixer and they wanted the windows to be a focal point. No pressure…
The instructions were simple. Create an office scene where the developers were locked in a battle with their machines. Holy fun.
I sketched the entire scene out by hand originally and did my best to space out the action. It needed to flow over such a large horizontal space that it took some tinkering. The characters had to be simplified greatly for legibility (the road was over 75 feet away from the building). After a full-scale color mock up it was decided that monochromatic produced a more cohesive feel.
Illustrator for the heavy lifting.
Sadly in the end, due to by-law restrictions the clients were unable to place the mural up on the glass.