DO THE RIGHT THING
OM Art Studio, Public Art
Do the Right Thing. The phrase seems simple enough, yet this 2020 has felt like one big reminder. With the Covid-19 pandemic placing the whole world on pause, a long overdue social rights movement, the upcoming US election, and all countless other tragedies and major events that seemed to never end, 2020 has been a year of reflection.
Feeling the effects of this hostile year, Overall Murals took a stand by creating three large art pieces designed to provoke emotion, empathy, self analysis, and to create a difference. Our murals, titled, Do the Right Thing featured illustrations of endless events that turned the world upside down in just the first half of this monumental year.
Although this artwork was shared an immeasurable amount of times across social media channels, the real impact came from the QR codes placed on the two smaller walls. One code featured a call to action to make your voice be heard by registering to vote. The larger code on the upper wall led to the Overall Murals online store, where passerby could purchase specialty bandanas and prints. 100% of the proceeds were donated to ArtStart, an organization focused on providing creative outlets to marginalized youth.
Our Do the Right Thing art mural has been was nominated for multiple categories in this year’s Drum Awards was “highly commended” for Visual Craft.
2020 is now but not forever, take a close look or you may miss something.
Illustrations were done by Pedro Oyarbide Rodriguez.Illustration coloring was done by Anna Karbashyan