New York Loves the 80's

 
 
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Posted on June 03, 2013
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For my inspiration, I took myself to one of the most controversial and groundbreaking cities of the 80's; New York City. I thought a brick wall would be a great backdrop for some of the iconic images from the era, giving each piece a purpose. The images were carefully selected based on the year of popularity and their connection to NYC.

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Here are all the colors, products, and tools I used to create this look.

Here are all the colors, products, and tools I used to create this look.  

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I began with a base brick red all over color for my wall using acrylic paints.

I began with a base brick red all over color for my wall using acrylic paints.  

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Next, I began aging the brick with light and dark colors with a custom made sponge for size purposes.

Next, I began aging the brick with light and dark colors with a custom made sponge for size purposes.  

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Once dry, I painted in each brick with dark and light greys for depth.  I used the Azature Black Diamond polish to add texture and sparkle to the grout.

Once dry, I painted in each brick with dark and light greys for depth. I used the Azature Black Diamond polish to add texture and sparkle to the grout.  

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My first element was graffiti spelling RUN DMC, born in Queens, NY.  5 colors went into each word, creating depth and making the graffiti look shiny.

My first element was graffiti spelling RUN DMC, born in Queens, NY. 5 colors went into each word, creating depth and making the graffiti look shiny.  

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My second element was a movie poster from the most iconic film of the 80's: E.T.  Many colors were used for this image as well as glitter in the sky to represent stars.

My second element was a movie poster from the most iconic film of the 80's: E.T. Many colors were used for this image as well as glitter in the sky to represent stars.  

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I next added a sign directing passer-by's to the most iconic punk-rock bar in NYC, CBGB.

I next added a sign directing passer-by's to the most iconic punk-rock bar in NYC, CBGB.  

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For my final element, I added a drain pipe and grass to really make the design feel like you were on the streets of NYC.

For my final element, I added a drain pipe and grass to really make the design feel like you were on the streets of NYC.  

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Lastly, to ensure a feminine edge, I came back with several metallics and added them to the pipe, posters, bricks, and graffiti.

Lastly, to ensure a feminine edge, I came back with several metallics and added them to the pipe, posters, bricks, and graffiti.  

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The final look.  Can't you see yourself in1986 passing this spot on your way to CBGB's?

The final look. Can't you see yourself in1986 passing this spot on your way to CBGB's?  

 
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tinaalberino - Commented 8 years ago
High5 for ET inclusion!!! <3 Love it!
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carmen - Commented 8 years ago
Love it!!!!
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Agloskynails - Commented 7 years ago
Wowwww

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