The studio was commissioned by the DUMBO Improvement District in partnership with Two Trees Management Co and the NYCDOT Urban Art Program to paint two 80 foot long murals on the walls of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway underpass, on Jay Street in Dumbo. We collaborated with renowned Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu and created two large typographic messages to sit on the facing walls. A fierce Octopus and its tentacles form ‘Yes!’ on one side, and a graphic black and white version covers the opposite wall— both hand painted by Coby Kennedy.
Creative Director: Stefan Sagmeister
Designer: Wade Jeffree
Illustrator: Yuko Shimizu
Mural Painter: Coby Kennedy
Photo Credits: Daniel Greenfeld