attack of the 80 foot octopus (mural)

AUGUST 14, 2013

I just came back from DUMBO, Brooklyn, where two identical, yet completely different 80 foot long murals (about 24 meters) are being painted right now. 
This is a project I have been collaborating with Sagmeister & Welsh for last couple of months as a part of Dumbo Walls project organized by DUMBO Improvement District and Two Trees Management Co.

One wall is going to be a simple graphic typography on a black wall, and another side is the same type made out of illustrated and detailed octopus tentacles. The walls are painted by very talented Coby Kennedy based on the designs we had created.
If you are in DUMBO area, you can see the work in progress, for the next week to maybe up to two weeks (depends on the progress). The underdrawing stage is done, and the painting has just started. I am planning on checking in as much as I can.
The walls are on Jay street under-path,  right outside of F train York Street exit in DUMBO. (see the map below)

how it will look like like at the end, when done.
current view, underdrawing is done, painting is about to start.
the opposite wall. This will be simple graphic white type on a black wall.
This is where the walls are. Right outside of F train York Street stop, on Jay Street under-path
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