Being that the first interior sign of a distressed logo for the Brooklyn Brewery was a successful piece of their expansion, we were enlisted to paint this exterior mural as well. The colors in the hieroglyphics themselves are the actual type of colors one can find in an ancient Egyptian tomb. Additionally, the quote is in fact, a saying from one of these said tombs or monuments. For the logo, which was also designed by Milton Glaser, we loved how his studio decided to offset it on the wall, since people can already infer what it says.
Not only did we paint the wall, but we were in charge of prepping it, from chipping off old paint layers and sealing it with cement to creating what we called the “papyrus” effect in order to camouflage the background with the rest of the old building. The texture was also made to be as smooth as the rest or well, as bumpy… we always seem to get the best surfaces to paint on. Still, the entire process took off without a hitch.
Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Brewery is a main stay of the community and is visited by many of the hip locals as well as beer loving tourists. The block itself has developed twenty-fold since the Brewery rooted there two decades ago, helping to define the area. Now on the same street stand a popular skate store and hang out, BBQ joint, bars, thrift store and other crazy Williamsburg type of stuff like the bowling alley/music venue/fancy fried chicken spot. More goodies and vices that should help dispel those illnesses within us.