Nothing brightens a Tile Addict’s day quite like a fabulously tiled mural. Whether it’s on a pavement, city wall, or in a train station, we love to see it, so we’ve collected a few of the marvellous murals we know about to highlight their diversity and beauty.
1. Underline by Giles Round
Created for the London Underground’s Victoria Line as part of the Art on the Underground project, Round and his design office Design Work London celebrates Arts & Crafts and Frank Pick (early 20th Century managing director of London Underground) in his creation. Partnering with Craven Dunnill Jackfield, a selection of vibrant blue, black, green, and yellow tiles for the project.
2. Myaamia by Santos Mendez
In Southern Florida’s Little Havana at TD Bank sits the fantastically colourful mosaic masterpiece Myaamia. Designed by Mendez but installed using hi-tech, state-of-the-art, robots, Myaamia was made to represent the culture of the local area, emphasising the Cuban roots of many of the locals. Read more about it here.
3. Escola Massana
Created in a collaboration between Reviglass and Escola Massana, this fantastic mural highlights the individual talents of the school’s students. These large scale mosaics were each made from 100% post consumer recycled glass tiles and designed by a group of fantastically gifted artists.. Read more about it here.
4. Queen’s Park Mural by Joanne Dawson
An intimate and personal small-scale mosaic, the mural at Queen’s Park, Glasgow highlights an abstracted celebration of what the park represents to its most frequent users. Created after artist Joanne Dawson spoke with local businessfolk and primary school children, the mural depicts wildlife and relaxed human figures complete with ice creams. Read more about it here.
5. Brunel Mural by Robert Dawson
In an unlikely underpass (beneath a 3.5-mile long elevated section of the A40 trunk road in west London) sits a fabulously blue mural celebrating the local region and its people (most notably, of course, being the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel). Somehow both striking and understated, this mural is definitely memorable. Read more about it here.
A new post by Hanna Simpson, Diary of a Tile Addict, July 2021.