We are among many charmed by the new mural in room 910 at Ace New York by Timothy Goodman. Tim crossed our paths via the Art Director’s Club and their special society of Young Guns. Since he posted the mural on his blog, people have been picking it up everywhere, from Print Magazine to designworklife, and it’s all over FFFFOUND and Twitter. Here’s what Tim has to say about it:
While brainstorming in the weeks before, it was important to ask some larger questions before I started my sketch: What’s its relevancy? What’s its importance? Can it become engaging or participatory? Having an idea for a mural that’s both relative to the space it exists in and reflective of the culture around it is not an easy task to accomplish. However, I felt it was something I had to account for.
With those questions in mind, I hand drew 99 picture frames to create a dense wall of “discovery” about NYC that could be passed to the common tourist staying in the room. Each frame contains a different fact / love / tidbit / thing of interest / or shout-out to a place I dig in the city. At roughly 120 square feet, the art was drawn imprecisely to capture the spontaneity and grit of the city. I used paint markers and opaque black paint to help this technique excel. Consequently, it became a labor of love, an act of obsessiveness that was pleasantly grueling.
Photos by Mark Dye