Friday, November 4, 2011

Nerd Alert!

Remember when I painted these doors at Strongbox West?

Well, they had me come back for some more work (and more door painting, but I'll get to that later) and it was really fun for a doodle-r like myself. Strongbox is a office center for startups that need a place to work other than home or Starbucks.

I drew (with chalk, on a chalkboard-paint wall) lots of old-school nerd cartoons and signage (a lot of the people that work at Strongbox do computer programming, internet based work, etc). Kayte (the designer) gave me some ideas to run with, and run with it, I did.

Check it out! Before:

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After:

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Nerd-talk.

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I'm a big fan of the phrase "talk nerdy to me." I added the winky-face for a little flair. This entire mural takes me back to my IM-ing days of college. Hilarious.

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Those are little video game dudes from the days of Atari (I think). I'm not so much of a nerd that I can actually pin-point what they are...anyone know?

Also, incase it's not blindingly obvious, a TV will go in the center where I labeled "TV"

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I do, however, know a lot about those Mario mushroom dudes. One up!

As a side story, when the first Nintendos came out, my brother got one. He was allowed to have a TV in his room to play it on (which was not fair, because we weren't allowed to have TVs in our rooms before we were teenagers), and even though cable was not hooked up to it, it got like one channel and I was SO mad that he had a TV in his room and I didn't. end of story. I was like 8. Brother got blisters on his fingers from playing Nintendo -- ULTIMATE NERD ALERT! Good story, huh?

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can you spot where I "signed" it?

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I hope the folks at Strongbox have as much fun looking at this as I did drawing it. Also, it's nice to know that my weird college degree (drawing) is being put to use.

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I also like the little paper airplane guys at the top - their faces make me smile.

Have a great weekend!





15 comments:

  1. So cute!
    I drove past the Nicholas House this AM and it looks like there is another big project going on today -- maybe landscaping? Do you know anything about that?
    I'm looking forward to seeing the changes, and it'd be nice to know who did the work.

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  2. thank you!

    nice! good for them. I don't know anything about it, but sounds lovely :) I live in the neighborhood, so I'll have to drive by...

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  3. Love it! Definitely brings back some memories for me as well :)

    Laura

    www.happyroost.blogspot.com

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  4. That is really, really fun to look at. I like the frenetic pace of all the pictures and words. Quite energizing.

    How are they going to protect it? Or, is it open for others to add drawings? If I owned the space, I'd be looking for some protectant spray to keep all this in tact.

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  5. What a great looking chalkboard!! Super fun. Janell

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  6. Awesome! I wish I could draw like that! It almost looks like it's coming at you! 3-dimensional! Great job Kristen!

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  7. I couldn't find where you signed it... but it looks great, and I know what the little video game guys are called. they're space invaders [:

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  8. WOW, so much fun! Do you use chalk paint pens or just good ole school chalk? I agree with above, I'd be looking for something to protect it :)

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  9. I was wondering about protecting it too. I bet there is some sort of spray sealer...

    It's AWESOMESAUCE.

    Also--saw the comment about Nicholas House. My agency (Digitas) does a community service day each year and we helped out at Nicholas House this year. 2 weeks ago, I think? It was very fun and they seem super appreciative of the volunteers.

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  10. thanks, guys!

    as far as a protector, yes, im pretty sure you could get a sealer for chalk drawings and use that.....i told them to go get some!

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  11. hOLy MoLey Kristen, that's crazy kewl. Looks like it was a blast.

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