Mural on a Book Return Box

Typically when you think of a “mural”, you think of something painted on a wall – but this recent project is an example of how a mural can liven up just about any surface!

As the first step of the murals I am doing for the Wellesley Free Library Fells Branch, they had me spruce up the book return box to hint at what is coming on the inside of the library.

In addition to including buildings of Wellesley, the mural will have a nature theme, including some cut-out silhouettes of leafless trees.  To make a bold but appealing design for the box, I decided to pick up on this theme, using the same colors that will be used inside.  My goal was to make the shapes organic and natural, while also keeping the overall design clean and graphical – with the trees almost making stripes.  I also wanted to make sure the final piece would be an eye-catcher from any angle!

Below are some before and after shots of the box showing the different angles.

Enjoy,

Jason

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After

 Back and top of box

Back and top of box