Craig and Karl Color the Carpark in SydneyJuxtapoz // Monday, 30 Jan 2012
Craig Redman and Karl Maier have teamed up to form the illustrative duo, Craig and Karl, and have designed what may be the most colorful car park the world has ever seen at the Marsh Cashman Koolloos (MCK) designed apartment complex in Sydney, Australia. The called the semi-public work, 72DP.
The duo states, "the objective of the project was to breathe new life into the space which, having been rendered in concrete with little inlet of natural light, felt quite dark and heavy. working closely with the owners, who possess a keen design sensibility, it was decided that the mural would cover all surfaces in a blanket of bright color. there was also a request that the larger wall surfaces be left blank with an eye towards potentially introducing additional, individually commissioned works at a future date. nevertheless it was vital that the installation feel and function as a complete work in its own right. the resulting design is a dynamic mix of overlapping geometric forms that mirror
and respond to the angularity of the architecture. the whole piece is tied together by a winding, ribbon-style device which, acting as a central axis, leads in from the driveway, through the space and out to the garden beyond." —Craig & Karl