November 29, 2012

Mural at Colson Bakery

Last week, in between bites of turkey and watching football, I was busy painting a big mural for Colson Patissiere‘s new bakery/cafe in South Brooklyn.

The bakery is at 220 36th st, part of what is now being called Industry City (once Bush Terminal) which is a bunch of old shipping warehouses built around the turn of the century. The buildings weren’t built for aesthetics, so I was happy to add a handmade touch. My thought for the whole piece was: these guys have a TON of pastires. Why have a menu written, when I can draw it on their giant empty wall. Plus obviously labeled things crack me up. Here’s the whole mural:

(Click image to see it 1200px.)

Thanks to the building’s industrial touch, it’s hard to get a good sense of the wall due to the lighting and tight hallway.

Here are some detail shots:

It’s been a lot of fun working with the folks at Colson–beyond just getting to sample all of their delicious wares.

My work with them started a few weeks ago when I rewrote/drew their mirror menu in their 9th st/6th ave Park Slope location. As it’s a mirror, I haven’t really found a way to photograph it well. So I invite you to swing by, have a pain au chocolat et cafe and enjoy the view.

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