GraffitiMundo is Spanish for Graffiti World. And clearly, street art has become a worldwide phenomenon. When I took that fateful tour with GrafittiMundo in Argentina last February, I had no idea it would inspire an entirely new focus for Studio Hill Design. Now, after months of building MurosABQ.com, our website directory of Albuquerque’s high quality murals, the adventure continues. This year, my destination was San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. The local group Muros en Blanco has worked with international artists and Mexican government entities to create an entirely new mural scene in SMdA all since 2012, when murals first became legal.
The following images are a few samples of the hundreds of quality murals that can be seen in this beautiful city. (If you’re in the neighborhood, check out the walking tour offered by Muros en Blanco.) Clearly, Albuquerque has room for more great street art!
Here is a promo we put together for our little side project MurosAbq.
MurosABQ is Albuquerque’s Mural Directory.
A special thank you goes out to Maddox & Co. and Garcia Automotive Group who stepped up to help fund the ambitious effort to get MurosABQ.com started. Information and support for the website were provided by Downtown Albuquerque Arts & Cultural District, City of Albuquerque Public Art, 516 ARTS, Warehouse 508, Working Classroom, and “a biz by bre.”
Today, Studio Hill Design is supporting some deserving, less fortunate, fur covered friends. We’ll be delivering lunch and a donation to the hard working volunteers and staff at the Valencia County Animal Shelter. The VCAS has limited resources, yet takes in a stunning amount of homeless animals and does their best to make them comfortable and find them “furever“ homes. Thanks for all you do,VCAS.
New Mexico MEP’s brand new office needed a little customization to make it uniquely their own. Studio Hill designed and created manufacturing-themed wallpaper to coordinate with the paint and flooring we had chosen for the space. The splashy result cheers up everyone who passes by while simultaneously building the MEP brand.
On Sunday evening, the city’s first official mural trolley tour took to the streets. In spite of Albuquerque’s first cold snap of the season, a jolly band of locals and tourists boarded the open air deck on one of Albuquerque Trolley Co.’s newset and most exciting services.
Concepted by Studio HIll Design, Mural Fest and Albuquerque Trolley Co., the tour featured at least 50 murals painted throughout the Downtown and Nob Hill areas. Most of those murals can also be seen by visiting MurosABQ.com, Albuquerque’s first and best online mural directory.
View the video from news station KRQE above for the full scoop.
MurosABQ.com (developed by Studio Hill Design) is excited to partner with ABQ Trolley Co. to present the first ever Mural Tour. The narrated tour will feature 50+ murals and public artworks along the downtown, EDo, Barelas, South Broadway and Nob Hill corridors. Be sure to bring a camera!
WHEN IS IT? Sunday, October 14th 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Departs from Hyatt Regency downtown
Albuquerque’s Villa Myriam Coffee & Roastery at 573 Commercial St. NE just got a lot more visible. The new LED illuminated signage designed by Studio Hill Design and fabricated by SignArt is the proverbial “icing-on-the-cake” for the Villa Myriam building. The new sign really stands out, highlighted by the complimentary orange LED neon that now wraps the facade.
It would be well worth your effort to swing by Villa Myriam just for the smell of those roasting farm-to-cup beans lofting sweetly through the air. But now, even better, you can do it basking in the warmth of orange neon… looking just oh so cool.
19 years in one spot and we’re finally getting a proper sign! We feel so grown up now. Everything has been brightened up with a fresh coat of paint and custom cut vinyl along with the nifty 3-D arch over our door.