We all want to work in cool design offices, right? A dull environment that's no fun to work in is no good for creativity – you want to bring your workplace walls alive and inject some visual energy into your environment.
Check out these amazing examples of design office murals and maybe you'll be inspired to make-over your own office...
01. Leo Burnett, Chicago
This show-stopping office mural adorns the reception desk of global advertising agency Leo Burnett's hub in Chicago. The imagery celebrates two sources of pride for the team; creativity and their home. The mural combines Chicago's skyline and the agency’s own icons, such as Alpha 245 black pencils.
Inspired by an unexpected encounter with a great horned owl in Vancouver's Stanley Park, husband and wife team Steve and Sandy Pell completed this mural for Hootsuite's new boardroom in just two and a half days.
Key to their design is the owl's piercing golden eyes that caught their attention in Stanley Park. They hoped to evoke the perfect balance of intense singular passion, fear, excitement, unknown, and intensity.
London-based Graffiti Kings, headed up by pro graffiti artist Darren 'SER' Cullen who also painted the stage sets for the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, were contacted by Nokia who wanted their white office walls jazzed up with some magnificent and mind-blowing graffiti murals. So that's what Graffiti Kings did, including this fantastic Nokia logo created entirely out of tags.
Invisible Creature, aka Don and Ryan Clark, were responsible for this out-of-this-world offering for the folks at Facebook's Seattle offices. "They gave us a few keywords that represented the culture and atmosphere at Facebook.
'Making The World More Connected' and '‘Hacker' got the most votes internally, so we dug into those ideas as our direction," they explain.
05. Bank of China
Cyprus based illustrator Abi Daker created this gorgeously detailed wall mural for the Bank of China. "My attention to detail and strong drawing technique means that my work is ideally suited to creating illustrated maps, panoramic cityscapes and perspective drawings," she explains. We love the use of a singular colour with this one.
06. & Smith
This 7 x 10ft wall mural was created by artist Rob Lowe aka. Supermundane. Using black and blue paint pens, the mural for design agency &Smith was drawn over two days – one for each colour. Lowe has created a number of client murals but it was the intricacy of this one that really caught our eye.
Advertising agency Weiden+Kennedy has one of the most beautiful office spaces in the industry, with its staff contributing to the aesthetics. Decorated with artwork by the W+K employees, this pushpin mural highlights co-founder Dan Wieden's belief that creative success only comes to those willing to risk failure.
08. Twitter UK
This brilliant vinyl sticker was created by Tahgasa Bertram, otherwise known as his illustration alias Sweaty Eskimo. Bertram has worked with a number of clients to produce some pretty inspiring wall murals, and this creation perfectly captures the social media brand's colour scheme and services.
Design agency So Creative were responsible for this colourful office mural for stationary experts BIC. "We were commissioned by BIC to create a colourful, contemporary mural design to adorn the walls of their marketing suite. Inspired by the long and varied history of the company, we created a visual timeline with emphasis on their successful product launches and other key dates," they explain.
10. Leo Burnett
Ok, so we wouldn't usually put two designs from the same agency in one list, but we couldn't not include this eye-catching office wall mural. Singapore designers Ministry of Design completed this office interior for advertising agency Leo Burnett that features a drawing of the company's founder spread across the walls and floor, wielding a scaled-up model of a pencil. Incredible work.
One of the kings of doodle art, Jon Burgerman often produces huge arrays of colours within his works, so this simple black and white creation studio for ustwo is a bit of a departure. But we love it all the same. Check out more pics of the mural in this blog post, and take a peek behind the scenes of its creation in this video.
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