A few weeks ago, Tilt's half graffiti, half-pristine hotel room, aka the Panic Room, circulated blogs around the world as a visual stunner of a project. The room resides inside the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France. Today, Tilt just sent us a video of the process and story behind the Panic Room, a great chance to revisit the project.
As Tilt says of the project, "The hotel Au vieux panier asked me to design a room, I first told them that I wasn't interested doing just decoration in the room but I wanted to create something that will look more like an installation. I thought about it also as a huge canvas where I needed to think about the composition and play with the empty white part of the room to accentuate more the idea of Chaos on the other part. Then I asked my friend Tober who gat a great old school style for tags, Grizz who is also the man behind the camera and Don Cho who is a Hip Hop singer from Marseille but who used to be a tagger from my home town Toulouse. It took one week to do the whole thing cause the idea was to exaggerate what you can usually see in some abandoned places. Too much tags, too much drips, too much sentences, too much throw ups ... What I also wanted to show is that people can appreciate any type of graffiti, even the more basic, it's just a matter of point of view ..."