‘Keys To The City’ Mural

This past summer, our good friends at Vulcan Real Estate commissioned us to create one of the biggest jobs we’ve worked on to date – literally: A 100′ x 30′ mural that faces one of their new Amazon.com buildings in the ever-growing ‘city-within-a-city’, South Lake Union. Home to Amazon HQ, fine dining, upscale living & shopping, South Lake Union is full of life, culture and color. Our job was to reflect that with a vibrant and whimsical take on what ‘building a city’ could look like.

This project presented a fun challenge: Taking digital art, scaling it way up and painting it traditionally without compromising quality and its original style/intent. Finding the perfect partner to bridge the gap was important to us. To do that, we teamed up with artist (and mural pro) Don Rockwell and Foley Sign Company, which has served the Pacific Northwest sign industry for over 85 years. A huge thanks to Don, Mark Metcalf and the team at Foley for bringing our creation to life.

The process between IC and Foley was so fascinating to us, we had to document it. ‘Keys To The City: The Making Of A Mural‘ is embedded above for your viewing pleasure. Special thanks to Alex Goose and Jake Troth for supplying the instrumental version of their amazing song ‘Alexandra‘.

But c’mon … this is just the internet. See it in person on Thomas street between Boren and Terry. More specifically, here.

And of course, none of this would have happened without Josh Lackey and Vulcan. Thank you. We can’t wait for the next one.

16 Responses to “‘Keys To The City’ Mural”

  1. Katie Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Are you kidding me?! This is amazing sir!!

  2. Brett Says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Incredible! Very nice work!

  3. karl johnson Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Initial reaction: started searching for the Google.

  4. Aaron Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    This is awesome! Great job.

  5. seth roberts Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Epic.. bet it was so cool to see your design that big.

  6. darren Says:
    October 19th, 2012 at 6:45 am

    so so soo gooood!

  7. Angel Says:
    October 22nd, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Hi I am from Singapore~

    Your works are Awesome!

  8. Design Work Life » Invisible Creature: ‘Keys To The City’ Mural Says:
    October 22nd, 2012 at 6:00 am

    [...] out this awe­some mural that Invisible Creature recently designed for Vulcan Real Estate. They worked with artist Don [...]

  9. Jill Says:
    October 22nd, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Completely wonderful! Thanks so much for giving us a behind the scenes look. Sharing this fun inspiration with our fb people! http://facebook.com/thingswithwings Great job!

  10. Ronnie Says:
    October 22nd, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    That is awesome! Great job and thanks for the story begining to end.

  11. FormFiftyFive – Design inspiration from around the world » Blog Archive » IC “Keys To The City” Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 6:18 am

    [...] IC teamed up with artist (and mural pro) Don Rockwell and Foley Sign Company, which has served the Pacific Northwest sign industry for over 85 years. The result is a vibrant and whimsical take on what ‘building a city’ could look like. See more here. [...]

  12. IC “Keys To The City” « Tracing ∆'s – Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:54 am

    [...] IC teamed up with artist (and mural pro) Don Rockwell and Foley Sign Company, which has served the Pacific Northwest sign industry for over 85 years. The result is a vibrant and whimsical take on what ‘building a city’ could look like. See more here. [...]

  13. Gabriel Lopez Says:
    December 18th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I went to check out the mural today. It is really beautiful in person. Truthfully, it is an inspiration to a graphic design student like myself. Keep up the good work guys. Invisible Creature is amazing.

  14. Invisible Creature paints “Keys To The City” on wall of Amazon.com office - LooksLikeDesign Says:
    February 19th, 2013 at 2:47 am

    [...] asked Invisible Creature, mural pro Don Rockwell and Foley Sign Company,  to paint their new office at South Lake Union. [...]

  15. Rak Design Says:
    February 22nd, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Simple well executed! You’re hired!

  16. Keys To The City mural by Invisible Creature - Doobybrain.com Says:
    March 15th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    [...] what a bright and colorful mural done by Invisible Creature in Seattle, [...]

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