We were engaged by Starbucks for a recent mural project in their Northlake location.
Set in the middle of the food court near cinema and high traffic areas, this mural needed to compliment the open exterior design which uses raw timber to maximum effect. I was really happy with how this hand painted mural turned out.
I focussed on large leaf patterns and shapes based on traditional botanical illustrations leaving the exposed wood as it is because I love how the image works on this texture.
Starbucks “expose our craft in everything we do. We paint, draw, print, stamp, hand-letter and more, highlighting our creative passion”. They seek to celebrate imperfections— bring humanity and reflect life in a raw, genuine way.
We developed concepts that helped Starbucks achieve their goals to “engage the senses in an unpackaged and textural way, bringing the brand to life and evoking the feeling of being there.”
To achieve the desired artful, expressive and imaginative brief we embraced the natural effect of the wooden surface and used a limited palette.
The finished result seeks to “Reflect how the Starbucks brandunfolds, going deeper and beyond the obvious first look. Bringing dimension, texture and nuance to the design.”