100th Running Celebration Mural at the 500 Festiva...
The 500 Festival commissioned this mural from Indianapolis-based artist Carl Leck to commemorate several important race-related anniversaries occurring in 2016: the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, the 60th Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade, and the 40th Indianapolis 500 Mini-Marathon. Leck’s mural depicts the Borg-Warner Trophy, which is presented annually to the 500 winner; the original and current track pagodas; and three race cars, one of which is the inaugural 1911 winner, the Marmon Wasp. Other images include depictions of the 500 Festival Parade and the Mini-Marathon.
See a timelapse of the installation of the mural at https://vimeo.com/167786445.
Learn more about artist Carl Leck at http://harrisoncenter.org/carl-b-leck/
20 Past 4 & More Mural
This mural was created in collaboration with local business 20 Past 4 & More and FAB Crew, aka the Fantastic Aerosol Brothers. Spanning the entire side of the building, this creative depiction of a young man with magical powers brings bold design and bright colors to the structure.
This mural is representative of the many unique characters 6Cents and Sacred317 have created over their 17 years together as Fab Crew. Though both are trained in fine art and commercial design, graffiti art remains the driving force behind their creativity. The FAB Crew has been commissioned to create murals for Klipsch, the NFLPA, Hot Box Pizza, IndyGo (for whom they painted two buses), Red Bull, Pabst Blue Ribbon, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as well as many others.
This mural is a fun take on ClusterTruck’s business, which is to provide a central preparation and to-your-door meal delivery service on behalf of its food truck partners.
The mural was designed by Phanomen Design, an Indianapolis-based interior design, architecture and marketing creative team with the mission to make environments more attractive and profitable. It was painted by Pamela Bliss, an Indianapolis-based muralist and sign painter. Learn more about the painter and her other work at https://www.facebook.com/PamelaBlissArt/
Fountain Square Animal Clinic Mural
In the great tradition of commercial sign painting, this mural is a charming depiction of the Fountain Square Animal Clinic’s business that functions both as a decorative mural and as a sign.
The artwork was developed by Indianapolis’ Phanomen Design, who also created the fresh and funky interior environment of the clinic. Painting was done by Chris Thompson of Level Line Painting in Indianapolis.
Fountain Square Eye Care
The Fountain Square Eye Care Mural was completed in December of 2016 by Justin Olson, local artist and owner of Olson Paint Studios, LLC. This colorful mural is representative of Olson’s creative designs in addition to embodying the vivacious spirit of the Fountain Square Cultural District.
Having studied entrepreneurship and studio art at Ball State University, Justin Olson started Olson Paint Studios in the spring of 2002. The concept of Olson Paint Studios is to take customer’s decorative paint ideas and make them come to life. Catering to customers looking for fine painting in their homes and businesses, Olson Paint Studios has completed a number of projects around the city of Indianapolis, particularly commercial murals and signage.
Good Morning Mama's Mini-Murals
Good Morning Mama’s is a former gas station turned into a 1950s-style breakfast/brunch restaurant complete with jukebox, formica tables, and kitschy accessories. The decorative painting company Blice Edwards designed and executed bright and cheery exterior and interior murals and signs to create the impression of a fun beachside resort snack bar. Murals include images of menu items, gum-chewing waitresses, a pink Cadillac, and the restaurant’s theme animal, a happy, fluffy bluebird.
Blice Edwards Inc. is a partnership between artists Christopher Blice and Jon Edwards, and is based in Indianapolis. Read more about their work at http://bliceedwards.com/
Hardware Pegboard Mural
Commissioned by home improvement advising company Angie’s List for their East Washington St. headquarters, this trompe-l’oeil mural pays homage to the everyday handyman by charmingly arranging 37 common household tools as if on a garage-wall pegboard. The mural displays a keen sense of humor: for example, doors into the facility are camouflaged, one by a tin can holding brushes and the other by a large paintbrush. The parking lot bollards are transformed into pencils. The artists modeled the tool images on items they themselves owned, to get that real-life look. Because the best view of the mural comes from Washington Street, the tools were drawn at a 45-degree angle with corresponding shadows so they seem to pop right out of the brick wall. Once a day, in the afternoon (the exact time varies with the seasons but typically between 2-4pm), the shadows line up perfectly with the sun.
Blice Edwards Inc. is a partnership of artists, Christopher Blice and Jon Edwards. The pair established their decorative painting business in 1993 after a collaborative project that brought the talents of each together. Jon Edward’s educational focus was on Graphic Design and Fine Arts, receiving a BFA in graphic design from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Christopher Blice has long been interested in painting, mixed media sculpture, and fine crafts including metal weaving and art glass. The Blice Edwards studio is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information, visit http://bliceedwards.com/
James Whitcomb Riley Mural
The “Hoosier Poet” James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) is honored in this portrait mural adorning the Lockerbie Lofts residences. The apartment complex is located adjacent to the historic Lockerbie neighborhood, where Riley lived from 1879 to his death.
Riley was among the most popular and prolific writers of the late 19th- and early 20th century, known for his “uncomplicated, sentimental, and humorous” writing. Often writing his verses in dialect, his poetry caused readers to recall a nostalgic and simpler time in earlier American history. This gave his poetry a unique appeal during a period of rapid industrialization and urbanization in the United States.
The artist, Blice Edwards Inc., is a partnership of artists Christopher Blice and Jon Edwards and is based in Indianapolis. Read more about their work at http://bliceedwards.com/
Kilroy's Broad Ripple Mural
The imagery of this mural reflects the vibrant atmosphere of Broad Ripple Village, particularly its youth culture. It was painted in 2012 to help prevent tagging of the wall by providing something fun and interesting to look at. The Kilroy’s logo appears along with the “Kilroy” character, a bald man seen as if peeking over the logo. The limited color palette gives it an intriguing graphic look.
The character of “Kilroy” dates back to World War II, where it was a common graffiti image drawn by American GI’s in Europe. It originated simply with the phrase “Kilroy Was Here,” possibly derived from a military legend, and used as a joking way of indicating that the GI’s had passed through. The accompanying image became linked to the phrase after contact with British soldiers, and was likely derived from their own ubiquitous graffiti character they called “Mr. Chad.”
The artist, Barbara Stahl, has been painting murals in Indianapolis since the early 1990s, in addition to creating fine art as a studio artist.
Sun King mural
Sun King Brewery commissioned Indianapolis artist Carl Leck to create this mural for their College Avenue brewery and retail outlet.
The mural’s design is based on the “4 Beer-ly elements” (water, hops, barley, yeast), which are also represented in the company’s logo. The artist wanted some eye-catching, over-the-top scale elements, and decided to make the hops the main element (the yeast were a bit tough to represent on a large scale, being micro-organisms!). The beer can pouring into a glass is Osiris, one of Sun King’s best-selling brews. In order to tie the design to the brewery’s location in downtown Indianapolis, the artist created a mountain stream transforming into the Downtown Canal.
Learn more about artist Carl Leck at http://harrisoncenter.org/carl-b-leck/
FAB Crew, also known as the Fantastic Aerosol Brothers, designed and created this mural for Uber’s new Indianapolis Greenlight Hub. Spanning the entire rear facade of the building, this creative depiction of Indianapolis brings bold design and bright colors to the structure.
This Uber mural is representative of the many unique designs 6Cents and Sacred317 have created over their 17 years together as Fab Crew. Though both are trained in fine art and commercial design, graffiti art remains the driving force behind their creativity. FAB Crew has been commissioned to create murals for Klipsch, the NFLPA, Hot Box Pizza, IndyGo (for whom they painted two buses), Red Bull, Pabst Blue Ribbon, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as well as many others.
Untitled (Ikelite Mural)
In the fall of 2013, through a collaboration with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and the Lilly Day of Service the Ikelite mural on the cross section of 33rd St. and Illinois St. was completed.
Originally conceptualized by artist Anna Castillo, the mural is a composite of underwater photographs from photographers Bob Stubbs, Steven Miller and David Fleetham. Using these photographs as reference points, artist Anna Castillo designed a series of stencils that became the foundation of the mural.
The mural depicts underwater scenes taken from photos of oceans and cenotes shot around the world.
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