pixellated public places
Galata Bridge, Istanbul, bourbon street, new orleans, Promenade on River Quay, Singapore and Djemma el Fna, Marrakesh were among the several public spaces that the client referred to for the vibrant quality of public spaces that she wanted her cafe – High Street Food to evoke.
While the spatial design translates the elements of a public space into interior-design elements, graphics were used as another layer to make this reference explicit.
The murals are a result of digital editing and collage of multiple images of each place: each mural appears like the public space it evokes but isn’t an actual perspective of the place.
The walls, partitions & consoles opposite the murals are articulated as vending carts with windows between upper & lower graphic panels.Wheels occupy the bottom panel of almost the entire length.
There’s pixellation at multiple levels in the process of designing & realizing these murals. Since parts of the digital collages are from diverse sources, their inconsistency, particularly in resolution, has been mitigated through through the application of pixels as the very texture of the graphics. While the large murals have been made handlable for installation by breaking the foam panels down to 2’x2′ squares, the whels have been created through mosaic cladding using 1″x1″ glass tiles.