Words by Matthew Fauster / Sunday, July 7th, 2013
For the Big Brush Project murals, Colossal chose two Williamsburg, Brooklyn walls and teamed up with Greg Lamarche, an NYC-based artist known for his typography and collages. He began writing graffiti in 1981 and published the seminal graffiti magazine Skills in the early 1990’s. He has worked as both a fine artist and graphic designer since 2000, and was the cover artist of Mass Appeal issue #16 in 2002 and issue #41 in 2006.
The 1st location is a giant wall at Bedford and Broadway with the Williamsburg Bridge as a backdrop. Process plays a major role in both art forms; instead of working in sections, each letter was painted individually to put emphasis on Lamarche’s letter-by-letter hand-cut collage approach. The second piece is on a more conventional advertising sign spaces, also located in Williamsburg. Creating a design that repeats the words “Sky High” the colorful mural is on a once industrial block now heralded as the new creative hub of New York.