Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

80 foot long murals are being painted in DUMBO, Brooklyn (and you can see them in progress too)

I just came back from DUMBO, Brooklyn, where two identical, yet completely different 80 foot long murals (about 24 meters) are being painted.
This is a project I have been collaborating with Sagmeister & Walsh 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)


current view, underdrawing is done

how it will look like at the end

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