I had the great opportunity to design and paint this mural for the Compound Gallery in Oakland, CA. This is the first time I documented my process with a time lapse video, but I had so much fun making it, I'm sure I'll be doing it with future projects.
The Pixies' song "Oh My Golly!" from the album Surfer Rosa was the inspiration for the quote. But I'm also a huge fan of tamed down expletives, and I use them all the time. ( I love how nonsensical they are.)
The design for the mural was first painted at a much smaller scale than the actual wall. I wanted the lettering for mural to be a casual script. Casual script is a style of script where the letterforms are completely shaped by the brush strokes. I felt the best way to do this was to actually paint it, rather than draw it and estimate the shapes the brush would make. The smaller painted version was then scanned, and blown up to make a pattern for the mural.
And now for your listening pleasure...