Nike has added a new garage to its Beaverton campus and it enlisted the help of worldwide graffiti legends to make the space much more interesting.
Nike’s new NYC Garage — each level of which celebrates one of New York’s professional sports franchises — adds 1,900 new parking spots to the campus. Additionally, basketball, futsal and handball courts fill the central courtyard for added utility.
The most interesting news about this facility are the seventeen stunning murals done by international street art and graffiti legends including Stash, SP One, CHINO BYI, FAUST, Grotesk, Felipe Pantone, GOREY, DAIM, Tones One, Gary Stranger, Yoon Hyup, SPETO, Claw Money, Nardstar*, Paola Delfin, Hueman and Ashley Montague (Mad C will be painting a mural in the coming weeks). The murals represent ten countries and honor the birthplace of graffiti, New York.
“Art is often a great way to bring soul into a building,” explained Todd Van Horne, VP and Creative Director, Nike Special Projects, in a statement. “With these murals, we want to celebrate New York City’s sport culture — with street basketball and hip-hop culture as inspiration.”
I’m a huge fan of Gary Stranger, FAUST (learned some of my best lettering from his work), Stash, Claw Money, CHINO BYI, and Tones One so it’s awesome seeing their work displayed at the Nike HQ.