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THE DROPBOX WALL MURAL

12.06.16

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This organic patterned wall mural sits at Dropbox’s 26,000 square foot Flatiron building in New York City. It was designed by Aaron Robbs and Alex Proba of Studio Proba. Aaron explains his concept for the wall mural as:

“I wanted it to feel unique to New York City,” explains Robbs. “As a jumping-off point I took inspiration from the walls that surround building sites all over the city, the posters in the subways, flyer-covered telephone poles, and the general patina that is pervasive throughout Manhattan. Specifically I was interested in the rips, tears and gaps in the posters that revealed more posters underneath. The randomness of the tear lines often reveal beautiful unintentional moments. This idea of layering lent itself well to collaboration. I thought it would be a  great opportunity to work with my friend and former coworker Alex Proba. The idea was that each of us would design a version of the full mural. Upon completion we overlaid our designs and started erasing out areas of each of our compositions to reveal parts of the other.”

-via Sight Unseen

 

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Another thing I loved about this collaboration project was that Alex took this work and formatted it into poster designs that she could then take and sell in her shop. That versatility of a design to be successful in such a big and also small form is such a cool sight!

You can shop all of her poster designs here: Studio Proba / Poster Shop

All images by Julia Robbs

 

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