In the summer of 2018, the vacant service station down the road was being renovated and turned into a community center for the church next door. The pastor suggested a mural be painted on the outside, something colorful and community-inspired.
We volunteered to design the art and paint it ourselves. They agreed and rallied the neighborhood to give us a hand. This is what we made.
- Illustration & Art
The vacant service station down the street was converting into a community center. We volunteered to give it a fresh coat of paint.
The existing façade was a grid of blank panels on three sides.
Working off that grid, we designed a pattern of organic shapes.
We chose an earthy but vibrant palette.
Simple geometries evoked spaces and scenes.
The design was a paint-by-numbers, so the whole neighborhood could pitch in.
Over a single weekend, with an outpouring of help from the community, we managed to cover every inch of the building.
Check it out in person at 3830 W 32nd Ave, Denver. You can't miss it.
- Creative Direction
- Art Direction
Adam Blake, Marke Johnson
Enormous gratitude to Reverend Bradley Laurvick at Highlands United Methodist Church, who had the idea for a mural in the first place. His enthusiasm, creative courage, and ability to rally the neighborhood made this project possible.