Spotted: El Mac on Adobe's Lehi, Utah Campus (VIDEO)
vimeo.com screenshot of El Mac's mural in Utah
International creatives at Rapt Studio teamed up with Adobe and commissioned El Mac (who, full disclosure, we'll always consider a local artist -- no matter where he moves) to paint a large scale in Adobe's main atrium in its Lehi, Utah campus.
Adobe describes the mural, which features a young girl drawing, as a representation of "the ideal that Adobe's employees and those who use Adobe's products approach creativity with the same childlike innocence." See also: - Paisley Owners Set Up New Spot on Grand Avenue ... and Paint Over a Mural by El Mac - 10 Favorite Street Art Sightings in Phoenix - David Quan on the Chocolate Factory
And if you can't make it out to Utah any time soon, here are three spots to check out an El Mac in Phoenix:
photos by Claire Lawton
1. The Chocolate Factory El Mac painted El Paisito on the Grand Avenue gallery's door in 2009. And while the building's exterior has had a few paint jobs since then, the artists are always careful to tape off the boy in the hat.
2. Circle 6 Studios The space on the corner of Fifth Street and Roosevelt Road in downtown Phoenix has seen a few phases (a flower shop, Pravus Gallery, and now Circle 6 Studios), but the exterior has been the same since Mac painted it with Kofie in 2009.
3. Por Vida Gallery Mac's most recent hometown gig is on the side of Por Vida Gallery on 16th Street (set to open in February. And while rumor has it that he might come back to paint a couple more, we'll be happy just soaking in the view.
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