About Batman, murals and 50-foot-tall beer
As opposed to me, you may not have liked The Dark Knight rises — and I’ll forgive you — but you have to love this hand-painted film poster for Christopher Nolan’s conclusion to his Batman trilogy. It’s 150 feet tall of craftsmanship; accurately bestowed upon the side of a building at 315 Park Avenue South, New York.
Irene Gallo, art director for Tor Books, had the chance to chat with Dan Cohen, a principle painter at ArtFX Murals and one of the fellows responsible for the giant-size advertisement above. She was told this particular mural took four guys about five days — from sunrise to sunset — to finish. Then after six weeks or so, the wall will be repainted with a playbill for another film. A pretty darn short lifespan, but that’s what makes one appreciate it even more.
Irene documented the painting process of the TDKR poster, including some in-progress photos, over here.
After the jump, you’ll find an amazing short documentary film about a fairly neat Stella Artois mural project and its admirable painters.