Completed in time for this month’s NYCxDesign festival, British artist Camille Walala’s new mural at Brooklyn’s Industry City is her largest to date.
Spanning 40-metres-high, the mural covers the façade of a century-old seven-story building, which is part of a waterfront complex that’s home to creative studios and events venues.
To spruce up the structure, Walala used her signature style inspired by Memphis Design, a 1980s movement characterised by bold colours and wacky shapes.
“Drawing on influences including the Memphis Movement, the Ndebele tribe and Victor Vasarely, Walala has an irrepressible enthusiasm for playful, graphic patterns that invoke a smile,” a statement read.
The mural features a vivid colour palette – composed of pink, yellow, red, and blue hues. It also includes striking geometric patterns that distort the viewer’s perception of the structure.
“The site is bathed in the most beautiful colours at sunset, which has inspired my palette for the project,” said Walala. “The design has been inspired by the architecture of the building, particularly the repetition of the windows.”
Expect this place to be Brooklyn’s most Instagrammable spot soon – if not already.
You can find out more about Camille Walala and her work here.
Via Design Boom