Outdoor Advertising, OM Art Studio, Content Creation
Google Shopping sought the expertise of the award-winning OM Art Studio to partner with a local Los Angeles artist to design the mural as an extension of Venice, and support several local small all-female, black, or LGBTQ participating businesses by showcasing a variety of their products.
LA-based illustrator and muralist Crisselle Mendiola designed this fun and colorful mural by incorporating small local businesses Phew! Beauty, Noto Botanics, Boy Smells, Bloom & Plume, Chado Tea, House of Aama, and Lanston, products throughout the design. Criselle brought the concept to life by turning the Venice Beach environment into a colorful mural illustration featuring familiar Venice Beach characters – From surfers, bodybuilders, and rollerbladers that encapsulated the vibe of the neighborhood while showcasing each product.
Whether it’s a local passerby walking with his boom box toating a Bloom & Plume bag or a surfer swerving around a bottle of Noto Botanics Face Serum, each individual product is strategically placed into the design as a prop, all ready to be shopped straight from the mural!
How does the onlooker know to scan the mural, you ask?
Each individual product features a google tag prompting passersby to scan the product in the mural using Google Lens – a technology that allows users to point their phone to the mural and buy the product directly from the site. The result is an interactive mural that encapsulates the neighborhood in which it resides encouraging locals and tourists alike to shop small while sharing their gift wishlist with friends and family.