We Talk Chalk on the Sunset Strip!

We Talk Chalk loves to do local events, so we were excited to partner up with the Sunset Strip Market!

Located on the Sunset Strip of Hollywood, this farmers market is the place for great food, great music, and fun for the whole family. Whether you’d enjoy strolling through the numerous stands of local artisans or would rather relax and experience the craft beer and wine with friends from their Beer Garden, there is something for everyone at the Sunset Strip Market.

You can also get in on the fun with We Talk Chalk and create your own masterpiece with our once a month Madonnari Square (mini street painter section). Kids and adults can contribute to the space and in the end will have created a colorful mosaic of imagery to the market place. As for the artwork from our artists, we will be showcasing five 3D street paintings in total, each one representing one of our major sponsors or an iconic Sunset Strip landmark including The Viper Room, The Roxy and Keurig.

For anyone interested in checking out the Sunset Strip Market, they are open every thursday from 5pm-9pm, see you there!

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We Talk Chalk travels down to Fort Worth, Texas

We Talk Chalk travels down to Fort Worth, Texas and leaves there mark inside of the La Gran Plaza. This mall’s children play area was taken over by our director Melanie Stimmell Van Latum and accompanying artist Lynn Okimura, who worked together to paint this live, on site, 15×15 3D street painting.
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This illusionistic and anamorphic piece was inspired by Alebrijes (brightly colored Oaxacan-Mexican folk art sculptures). Featuring bright, bold colors throughout the landscape and imaginative, wondering creatures, this painting is appropriately titled as the “Alebrijes Mystical Forest”.
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In total, it took four full days of painting with acrylics to create the picture and the faux tiles around the painting to integrate it into the existing floor. The end product allowed for children to pose on the Seahorse Alebrijes or to sit on the steps leading down the mystical forest.

Mothers day 2014 – Creative Solutions

April 30th, 2014, just 10 days before Mother’s Day, We Talk Chalk’s Artwork was on Display in 850 Macy’s stores throughout the country.

Creative Director, Melanie Stimmell Van Latum, created the first ever 3D marketing material for CK ‘Euphoria’ in Macy’s which featured a blooming orchid opening to reveal the Euphoria and Endless bottles. In addition to the In-Store displays, Stimmell also designed two 3D street paintings for display in three NY Macy’s locations where she was also painting and signing perfume bottles. The flagship Herald Square Macy’s featured a 30 x 30 foot anamorphic street painting for spectators to pose amidst the orchid blooms.

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Designs – Melanie Stimmell Van Latum

Artists – Ever Galvez, Lynn Okimura, Lysa Ashley, Alex Maksiov

M&M’S World Installs a Sweet Visual Treat for Guests with 3-D Chalk Art Reproduction

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MT. ARLINGTON, N.J., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Las Vegas strip is known for its visual attractions – and it’s about to get one more, at least temporarily. M&M’S World® Las Vegas is celebrating the recent opening of its breathtaking new candy wall – the largest M&M’S® candy wall in the world – with a stunning 3-D representation of the wall designed on the sidewalk outside the store.

M&M’S World Las Vegas has partnered with the We Talk Chalk art group to create an other-worldly and magical three-dimensional chalk rendering of the larger-than-life candy wall. Fans can watch the artists bring the visual to life, as well as pose for pictures with the mural once complete.

As part of the growing M&M’S World Las Vegas store, fans now have an opportunity to explore the new candy wall that spans more than 62 feet wide and includes 125 tubes of colorful M&M’S, offering 22 varieties and 11 flavors.

“Las Vegas is known for doing everything over the top, and we took that to heart when we updated our candy wall,” said Glen Tetreault, Director of Store Operations, Mars Retail Group. “In fact, if you stretched the Candy Wall vertically, it would stand more than five stories tall, which is even taller than our four-story M&M’S World store!”

M&M’S World stores are located in New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, Henderson (Nev.) and London, each packed with a huge range of exclusive M&M’S chocolates and merchandise, including clothing, kitchenware, bedding, jewelry, and glassware, as well as seasonal items and locally-themed M&M’S® branded products.

For more information about M&M’S World, visit www.mmsworld.com, www.facebook.com/mmsworld or www.twitter.com/mmsworldstores.

Let’s Do This Bucket Art

We were really excited about creating a 3D street painting for The Home Depot’s new ‘Let’s Do This’ Campaign this month. This was a big project that we started in studio and installed on site in Atlanta, Georgia. The install went great and the day started with an amazing response. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t quite cooperate and the rain really dampened the activation day. Despite the weather, however, we still had a great time, and the client was really happy.

Here are a few shots before and after the downpour…

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Renowned Chalk Team Sets World Record for Longest Anamorphic Street Painting

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We Talk Chalk visits Bangkok to create record-setting 3D street painting on behalf of Smirnoff’s new “Melon Burst” flavor

We Talk Chalk, a world-renowned provider of creative marketing solutions, made history this weekend as it set a Guinness World Record for “Longest Anamorphic Street Painting”.

The piece, commissioned by Smirnoff and developed in partnership with Index Creative Village and Nannapas Publisher Co., may be found in Asia’s famous Siam Center. For the following two weeks, it will adorn a space from the opening of the mall to its center Atrium—an astounding length of 165 meters (543 feet). Total square footage measured just under 3,000.

Led by gold-medal winning artist Melanie Stimmell, the piece’s creation required work from no less than eight different artists over the span of three weeks, culminating over 1000 hours in production. Even for Stimmell—the only woman to ever hold the highly coveted title of ‘maestra madonnara’ in two countries—the project is a milestone.

Says Remco Van Latum, Managing Director at We Talk Chalk: “More than anything, the Smirnoff exhibit is a testament to the creative prowess of our team. While we’ve long been celebrated for our 3D street paintings, the truth is that we’re well-equipped to develop and deliver unique 3D visual solutions for almost any environment. For those present in Siam Center this week, the ability of our work to draw attention is more than apparent.”

On September 12th—just two weeks from its birth—the piece will be removed from Siam Center.

On Site: Melanie Stimmell, Remco Van Latum, Alex Maksiov, Holly Lynn Schineller
We Talk Chalk Los Angeles Studio Team: Holly Wenger, Lynn Okimura, Ever Galvez, Clancy Bree Kirk, Lorelle Miller, Nha Lee

From South Park to street painting

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California master street painter Melanie Stimmell Van Latum talks about her unusual career trajectory.

One of the most gratifying moments in Melanie Stimmell Van Latum’s strange and storied art career happened in the middle of Istanbul, Turkey.

She and fellow street painter Julie Kirk Purcell had been commissioned to travel to that city to paint murals in a plaza. They brought chalk along so passersby could stop to doodle alongside them. While the plaza was filled with people etching drawings, one man in particular stood out.

“We looked over and there was this guy in his full on three piece suit with a tie and the vest and the shoes, totally sharp,” Stimmell Van Latum said. “His hair was all combed nice and he had a briefcase in one hand and he had chalk in the other and he was down on his hands and knees and we looked over at each other and said, ‘Oh my God! This is amazing!’ We didn’t have our cameras with us so we couldn’t take a picture, but that moment was so amazing. That something as simple as chalk could make somebody in this amazing outfit sit down and draw.”

The story highlights the appeal of the public art form, which stems from centuries-old Italian street art tradition: it is accessible, fun and interactive.

Stimmell Van Latum, who lives in L.A., brought her team of street painters to Whistler last week for the second year in a row. She taught local artists how to translate their talent to 3D chalk art then took to the pavement in front of Olympic Plaza with artists Anat Ronen, from Houston by way of Israel, and Alex Maksiov, from the Ukraine, where they created three large murals.

“She taught us how to get the 3D effect by starting from a perspective,” said local painter Vanessa Stark after finishing her piece of a bear in Mountain Square on Friday. “Everything is warped out because you want it to pop. You can notice it way more on the camera because it has one lens — or you close one eye.”

For the uninitiated: 3D street art does, indeed, look like an impressive, but wonky image upon first glance. But snap a photo from correct angle and it pops out on screen. The other unique aspect of the medium is its temporariness. A single downpour or too many trampling feet and it’s gone forever.

“I think the temporary aspect of it is the best part of it,” says Andrea Mueller, another local artist and Whistler Arts Council’s event coordinator, who created a dragon guarding a castle. “You kind of have to let go. A lot of the time you’re really in control when you’re creating a piece of art work. This has so many elements you’re not in control of that it’s actually refreshing.”

The master painters — Stimmell Van Latum and her crew — use a slightly more permanent concoction of tempura paint mixed with powder pigments and sugar water — but that simply delays the destruction for a little while. Their paintings also have to sustain people posing on them. Ronen’s painting of The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo’s famous piece on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, had a couch where people could sit and become part of the 3D image, for example. “We want people to interact with art,” Stimmell Van Latum said.

She started her career working on a more conventional canvas, first attending the Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena then putting her skills to work for Trey Parker and Matt Stone, a.k.a. the creator’s of the popular raunchy cartoon South Park. She worked for the program for eight years as the technical director where she oversaw the process of translating the paper cutout images to digital animations.

“The first year I started working at South Park I started street painting,” she says. “It worked out perfectly because every summer we would have a long hiatus. I would do events around California and then go back to South Park in the fall.”

During her second year of moonlighting, Stimmell Van Latum travelled to Italy for a competition against 200 other street painters. She won, despite her inexperience. When she returned home, work kept finding her, especially after she began to teach herself how to turn 2D murals into 3D images.

“I started noticing that if you could do the 3D artwork there was a lot more work for you,” she said. “So I kind of forced myself to try it out and practice it. I did my first one in the U.K. for a 3D street art exhibition. I did this kind of funky painting with a hippo and a showgirl and balloons. I think it’s my most popular painting online.”

In 2012, seven years after quitting her South Park job to pursue street art full time, she formed a company called We Talk Chalk, and now recruits from her worldwide roster of artists to travel to corporate and art events around the world. “It’s taken me everywhere I wanted to go,” she says. “It’s amazing except now I have a two-year-old son, which makes it really, really difficult. My husband is co-owner of the company, so if it’s a big project he’ll come as well and the baby will stay with the grandparents.”

Still, she says she takes pleasure in seeing how much her work delights other kids. “I did it the first time and I loved it,” she said. “It was different from anything I’d ever done. You’re outside interacting with people and you’re doing something really big.

International Street Painting Festival in the Netherlands

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The opportunity to travel the world is something I had always dreamed of. I never would have thought that being an artist would bring me the chance to make that dream a reality. In the 15 years of my street painting career I have been to some amazing places…Thailand, Israel, Turkey, Italy, Germany, France, even The Republic of Georgia, to create painting on their streets.

In all the places I have been, The Netherlands, has always been one of my favorites. I was very fortunate to be chosen as the only American artist to participate in the first International 3D Street Painting Festival in Kerkrade. Kerkrade is in the lush region of Limburg in the south of Holland and is just beautiful. The event arranged for the 15 artist to stay in a 900 year old abbey within the city. Stunning! But the best part of the event was being able to see old friends, and get to know new ones. Artists from Germany, Italy, The Ukraine, Russia, and Holland. Here are some of my favorite pics…

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I was really excited because We Talk Chalk team members were the big winners of the festival.
Here are the winners…

Peoples Choice: Jose Luis Aleman (Mexico)

Third Place: Philipp Kozlov (Russia)

Second Place: Tony Cuboliquido (Italy) WTC

First Place: Ruben Poncia (The Netherlands) WTC

Breaking ground in Bangkok

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It’s been about a month since we all returned from Bangkok and a week of painting the Ratchaprosong district red. We had a blast creating 10 3D and 4D paintings for the Living Arts Festival and the Thai people loved seeing the process, and the finishes they were able to pose with.

Here are pics of the 10 paintings!

“Victim of Circumstance” by Leon Keer

“Merry Go Round Octopus” by Alex Maksiov

“Tree House” by Aimee Bonham

“Thai Dragon” by Julie Kirk Purcell

“World of Illusion” by Ruben Poncia

“Pinball Carousel Horse” by Tony Cuboliquido

“Frog Go Kart” by Remko Van Schaik

“Monster Slumber Party” by Lysa Ashley

“Popcorn Carousel” by Juandres Vera

“Spring Pig Celebration” by Melanie Stimmell Van Latum

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With the Living Arts Festival coming to a close, We Talk Chalk Artist, Remko Van Schaik (The Netherlands) remained in Bangkok to create an incredible painting for the World Wildlife Fund. The WWF commissioned We Talk Chalk upon hearing of our visit to Thailand. We thought Remko was the perfect artist to create a life sized African Elephant in 3D. We are so proud to be part of such an important cause.

“At the first-ever traditional Buddhist merit-making ceremony to pray for the tens of thousands of elephants poached annually, revered Thai Buddhist leaders called upon their congregations and other temples to reject the use and trade of ivory. Here the monks praying in a 3D elephant art installation by the renowned artist Remko van Schaik in the courtyard of one of Bangkok’s iconic temples.” -WWF

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3D Studio Street Painting

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It’s been several weeks since our last post, mostly because we’ve been working away on various projects. One of those projects is our new studio space. We found a great space in LA to set up shop and have the space to create several projects at once in a controlled environment. It was the week before we left for Thailand that we moved in and since then, we’ve worked on projects for KIA, Miller Lite, and now the Paris Expo.

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The Living Arts Fest – Bangkok

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This is going to be a lot of fun! What a line up!
We are so proud to have such an incredible team of artists and to be able to inspire new cultures and communities with stunning imagery and fun.

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Team Bangkok 2013 – 3D & 4D Street Paintings

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We are so excited to introduce our incredible ‘Team Bangkok’ artists!

Melanie Stimmell Van Latum – USA. Creative Director of We Talk Chalk
Julie Kirk Purcell – USA. Creative Director of We Talk Chalk

Leon Keer – The Netherlands
Alex Maksiov – The Ukraine
Lysa Ashley – USA
Ruben Poncia – The Netherlands
Tony Cuboliquido – Italy
Aimee Bonham – USA
Remko Van Schaik – The Netherlands
Juandres Vera – Mexico

This year’s event will take place in the Ratchaprasong District in Bangkok. Each artist will be creating a large 3D street painting in the theme of ‘Fun Park.’ These are definitely going to be ‘FUN’ interactive paintings. Melanie, Julie, and Leon will actually be creating 4D street paintings the likes of which you’ve never seen before and Remco (We Talk Chalk Marketing Director) will be on site with some tech savvy tricks up his sleeve to keep viewers on their toes.

Street Painting on the Go

We run our business basically from hotel rooms, airplanes, our studios in Southern California, and the countless painting locations we transform throughout the year. We manage our bank accounts, transactions, appointments, communications, and more via a few apps on our iPhones. You”d think the key to the success of our Street Painting Company would be more about the brushes and the paints or pastels we use. That”s a big part of it, of course, and we wouldn”t have a business or clients at all if we weren”t fluent in the language of the arts. But even the best talent can only take you so far without a bit of business sense.

Remco has worked hard to make sure the 3 of us are as mobile as possible when we are out on locations. It doesn’t matter where we are, we can share, edit and send everything within seconds. As long as we can find a wifi signal, we can do virtually anything. This not only helps us stay organized but also gives our clients the confidence that they chose the right Artists for their campaign.

Adorning the Pavement

Here is a wonderful 2 page article from ‘The Jerusalem Post’ last July after our amazing visit to Israel. Features an interview from We Talk Chalk artists Melanie Stimmell Van Latum and several wonderful pics of recent 3D street paintings3d street painting

Another 3D Coors Splash Down

We Talk Chalk took their work to the next level with a permanent 3D street painting in Golden, Colorado. Golden is home to the original Coors Brewery and destination to over 300,000 tourists a year. Each one taking an hour long tour of the Coors factory to see exactly how this beverage has been made for over 140 years.

Julie and Melanie created a beautiful 3D splash down featuring the stunning Maroon Bell mountain range as featured in the Coors logo. Integrated into their design is a 3D stone bench for visitors to sit on for a fun photo op.

#3Dstreetpainting #3DchalkArt #WeTalkChalk #JulieKirk #MelanieStimmell #SilverBullet3D #CoorsLight

Angry Birds on Facebook

It’s been two short weeks since the we create our Angry Birds 3D street painting and Rovio, The Angry Birds Creators, posted the image on their Facebook Fan Page! In just a few hours of posting the pic, we had over 17,000 likes.

Since then, we’ve had over 40,000 likes, 3,500 shares, and almost 1,000 comments on our incredible image.

Angry Birds Invade Oregon

It was Angry Birds Fever in Grant’s Pass, Oregon this passed week! The We Talk Chalk team created an incredible 1400 square foot 3D Street Painting featuring the infamous green pigs and and vengeful Angry Birds! All the festivities in honor of the 10th Annual Art Along the Rogue Street Painting Festival. Everywhere you looked people were wearing Angry Birds T-shirts, socks, hats, blankets, temporary tattoos, and even selling & eating Angry Birds candies!

The painting was designed by WTC artist Melanie Stimmell with the approval from Angry Birds creators, Rovio. Melanie, along with Remco Van Latum
Houston Based Artist Anat Ronen, spent the week creating the super popular creatures that not only spanned a 35 foot street, but also ran up the curb, sidewalk, and 18 foot wall. The whole process was featured via live stream on the teams www.livestreetpainting.com site which had over 6,000 unique visitors over the 5 day event. Add that to the 10,000 visitors to the actual asphalt creation! Overall… an amazing event.

Special Thanks to Art Along the Rogue and especially Jeff Jones for seeing our vision.

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3D Street Paintings in the Netherlands

From Asia to the middle east to Europe, as well as parts all over the U.S., members of the We Talk Chalk team have been making magic happen. Currently in the Netherlands, I”ve traveled here to work with Planet Streetpainting as a member of their team for two events – the Fringe festival in Amsterdam, and in a few days, the 3D Street Painting festival in Lelystad, where I”ll be teaching workshops and a master class as well as creating my own painting… busy!

I always enjoy working in Europe, but this trip has been especially nice. The weather has been phenomenal for this first half of the trip, and the painting I completed for Fringe was just a really fun painting to complete. I hear the weather next week will not be quite so memorable, so I”m enjoying it as it lasts :o) This week”s painting takes the pink rubber duck that is part of the Fringe branding, and playfully uses it in a giant sink of bubbles and soap set down into the ground. The painting was completed all with pigments and binder made to wash away when the event was over, but also allow for the public to take photos within the painting.

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I was thrilled to work with Plant Streetpainting, and especially happy when fellow Planet Streetpainter Ruben Poncia stopped by to visit and helped me out a little with the painting. The best part of street painting for most of us is the experience itself – and every experience is better with a friend along for the ride!

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3D at UND

Our project in North Dakota was a huge hit! Melanie and Anat did a fantastic job drawing attention to the Grand Opening of the UND Art Gallery Downtown. The semi permanent 3D street painting includes the UND eternal flame and soaring eagle bringing forth Knowledge, Art, and Culture. If you”re in the neighborhood, stop by and pose with the work which will be on display for the next few months.

3D Street Painting Promotes University of North Dakota Gallery

We Talk Chalk is in North Dakota this week creating a large 3D street painting to bring attention to the opening of a new University Gallery. Our team has been having an amazing time meeting the UND students and faculty as they create their masterpiece in downtown Grand Forks, just a few steps from paintings by Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

You can see Melanie and Anat work via our live stream at…
www.livestreetpainting.com

We Talk Chalk Lands in the Middle East

We talk chalk has been chosen by The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture to create Five 3D street paintings for their upcoming Arts Festival in Saudi Arabia.
People attending the event will enjoy workshops in painting, sculpture, graffiti, and posing with our 5 incredible works. Lead We Talk Chalker’s Julie Kirk Purcell, and Melanie Stimmell Van Latum, as well as Ukranian artist, Alex Maksiov will be showing their skills with these amazing 3D paintings.

Stay tuned to see the final 5!

Discovering DaVinci

Lead We Talk Chalkers Julie and Melanie recently spent a few days at the Nevada Discovery Museum where they transformed a drab corner into an awe inspiring masterpiece. Taking some of Leonardo DaVinci’s most recognizable images like Madonna of the Rocks and the Mona Lisa, they designed a two wall mural as the backdrop to the Museum’s new ‘DaVinci Corner,’ all under the watchful eyes of the museums’ summer camp kids.

Check out the time-lapse of the amazing transformation!

Israels First 3D Street Painting Festival, powered by We Talk Chalk

A few months ago We Talk Chalk received the first contact from an events company in Israel. Wanting to create the very first street painting festival in Israel, the company knew their chances of success would be greater if they reached out to artists who not only had the talent and ability to create beautiful work, but also had the experience and know how to make their event successful.

With over 35 years of experience between Melanie and Julie, who have both helped numerous events get off the ground, they made a smart choice. Just 3 short months later Melanie, Julie and 6 other international We Talk Chalk artists boarded planes and headed to Ramat Hasharon, a community outside of Tel Aviv, for the first Israeli 3D street painting festival. The 8 artists included, besides the partners, Genna Panzarella, also from the United States, Anat Ronen, an Israeli artist living and working in the U.S., Tony Cuboliquido from Italy, Remko Van Schaik and Ruben Poncia from the Netherlands, and Alex Maksiov from the Ukraine.

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The We Talk Chalk artists combined to create 12 3D street paintings, and were joined by several local Israeli artists, some of whom were doing their very first 3D street paintings in addition to the We Talk Chalk work. 4 Days and 50 thousand people later, it was obvious to all that despite the heat and adverse weather conditions, the event was a HUGE success. Publicity reached all of the news stations and stretched from one end of the country to the other to draw in crowds that were willing to face the heat and audiences to pose with the 20 paintings in various interactions, as well as enjoy the other performing artists on site and concerts that happened in the evenings. The festival and our artists were visited by the president of Israel, Shimon Peres.

3d street paintingThe events people were thrilled with the response and are already planning next year’s event! The people of Israel were welcoming and SO appreciative of the work in front of them. Many have become new friends through Facebook and Twitter, and have sent along their own photos of the paintings for the artists to enjoy. And all will be looking forward to next year when the event happens again, even bigger and better, and we all have the chance to gather and create an amazing artistic accomplishment among old and new friends, bringing our beautiful art form to new faces who love finally seeing it come to life in front of them.

1 week later, the We Talk Chalk team of international artists have now returned home and are on to other projects, but the memories of such a fantastic experience are indelibly written in their minds.

3D Chalk Art Splashes Down for Coors

It’s been a while since our last post, and for good reason. We’ve been busy for several months with a nationwide campaign for Coors Light. We created 6 paintings in 6 cities over the last 4 months. The first being Las Vegas, practically a stones throw from home, but we continued east accross the country to West Palm Beach, Austin, New York, San Diego, and Chicago. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind of action since the first splash down in March and then one every few weeks. VWV, the events, was amazing in coordinaing the projects and scored some incredible locations for us to paint in. All were fantastic in their own
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NY was one of our favorites – directly accross the street from the Flat Iron Building and had some beautiful interaction with our painting.
We had a visit from two NYU Ballet Dancers who leaped accross the span of the 15 foot image. San Diego was the most fun when it came to crowd interaction. we were at the Ocean Beach Chilli Cookoff and people were lining up to take pictures on our 3D street painting of Coors bottle, beach towel, surfboard, and splashing waves. The painting took quite a beating with all those feet bouncing in and out.

The last painting we did for Coors was the largest of the 6 and in one of the most amazing cities…Chicago. We were in NBC plaza and had a wonderful reception from the locals and the tourists. Right accross the street from the Wrigley building which has to be one of the most unique and lovely buildings in Chicago. We really enjoyed the view.

Working on the project for so long we had the opportunity to get to know the members of the VWV and Olsen marketing teams and really were sad to see our last project come to a close. Hopefully we’ll have an opportunity in the future.

We couldn’t be happier about We Talk Chalk landing on the pavement so strong in it’s first year. Sprinkled in between our tour with Coors, we’ve had projects
in Thailand, Corpus Christi, The Texas Art Association, E3, The Venetian, Truth Anti-Tobacco, and the City of Ramat Hasharon in Israel (from which I am writing
this post). It would be an understatement to say how grateful we are for all these amazing projects and opportunities.

March Madness for We Talk Chalk

March has been incredibly busy for We Talk Chalk. After only a few months in business we have made great progress. With several weeks of designing and making travel plans, our team was ready to head out to create incredible 3D street paintings back to back throughout the month.

Julie Kirk Purcell first traveled to Las Vegas to install a top secret 3D project we created for our new client. We’ve been sworn to secrecy until we complete the final of 5 more paintings over the next few months. We can’t wait to reveal what we’ve been up to!!

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With no time to spare, Julie flew from Vegas to Milwaukee where she created a 3D chalk painting on canvas for the Home and Garden Show at the State Expo. It turned out incredible with spanish tiles, sun dial, and blue birds. Just a few days after returning home from Milwaukee, she was off again to Corpus Christi, Texas where she completed her 3rd 3D street painting of the month. This one with a sloth, raccoon, and a giant tree frog you can ride!

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Meanwhile, Remco and I took an international team of artists to Chiang Mai for Thailand’s first ever street painting event. What a trip! The 6 of us created 3 paintings, all with an Environmental Awareness theme. Remco, Tony Cubuliquido (Italy), Lysa Ashley (USA), and myself, created a 15 x 67 foot 3D street painting with waterfalls and decorated Thai elephants that extended from ground to wall. Juandres Vera (Mexico) created a giant mouth emerging from the earth. And Ruben Poncia (The Netherlands) did a beautiful painting of a Mucha inspired Mother Earth and incorporated the background into his image on wall and ground. The Thai community loved the work and got really creative with how they posed with the work.

While in Chiang Mai, we also taught several street painting workshops to local artists. They loved it! Each artist completed a small street painting afterwards. They all did such a great job!!

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So to finish of the month, I am currently, in Orlando, Florida, painting an 8 x 40 foot vertical chalk painting at the International NPE 2012 Plastics Show. I have a few more days before I finish which will lead us into April and the new projects we have on the calendar. Stay tuned for new posts over the next few weeks! We have lots to share.

Greatest 3D Street Paintings!!

It came as a nice surprise to see that both We Talk Chalk and Planet Street Painting made the Top 10 list of Greatest 3D Street Paintings!! Melanie Stimmell’s “Special Delivery” image which she created at the Milton Keynes Fringe Festival is #10. And the Planet Street Painting team made #8 with their Beatles tribute in Liverpool and #4 with their amazing Lego Terra Cotta Army designed by Leon Keer and painted in Sarasota, Florida.

2012 is proving to be a great first year for WeTalkChalk with International 3D Street Painting events in Thailand, Isreal, and Germany. Nationally, the team will create work for events in Florida, Wisconsin, Oregon, Iowa, Texas, Colorado, and Arizona to name a few. All the while, sharing their love of the art form and giving workshops to curious young artists along the way.

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WeTalkChalk brings you more then just 3D chalk painting.

It’s an amazing time we live in.

When the WeTalkChalk team first began street painting so many years ago, we were rushing out
to the local 1 hour photo lab to have that 35 milimeter film developed. We couldn’t wait to see how the photos of that weekends street painting had turned out. Of course, there were hundreds of photos to filter through because we were so worried about capturing every inch and moment of the work knowing it would be washed away in a few hours. Only after picking out the 4 or 5 best pics could they be scanned into photoshop, color corrected, resized, and printed for the street painting portfolio.

Fast forward to 2011 where we can snap a photo and upload it to our blog, twitter, facebook, and WeTalkChalk website all while finishing up the last few strokes of chalk on the asphalt. It’s remarkable how many people can see our work in the very minutes we are creating it with just a few taps of a finger. In this new media craze we want to take advantage of these amazing outlets and provide our clientel with the best possible marketing opportunities while creating a well rounded artistic experience for their audience.

It used to be street paintings were defined as old master style images created in soft pastel on the asphalt. Well, with the media craze came the 3D craze & we are definitely on board. WeTalkChalk has the capabilities to create amazing images in mind bending 3D or tromp’loeil styles but also to integrate fine art, sculpture, set design, murals, videography, and performance art into our street painting presentations. All while providing our clients with a social media campaign which can include a live stream or time lapse of our entire event to reach a worldwide audience. That’s a long way from the old 35 milimeter.

3d street painting
Mermaid tail created by WeTalkChalk partner Kumpa Tawornprom.

The new User Community

According to the above, the rating thoroughly spoiled previous experience in the application. Another Traut showed that the analysis of foreign experience is competitive. Another Traut showed that the focus of targeted traffic. Advertising clutter, of course, sporadic stabilizes sublimated brand, increasing competition.

New IPA award granted to The Agency

Budget accommodation is authorized. PR saves creativity, increasing competition. Selection of the brand at the same time justifies a comprehensive coverage of the audience, increasing competition. Loyalty program positively related to support creative, relying on insider information. Dictates of the consumer significantly attracted repeated contact, using the experience of previous campaigns.

Yet another award for Daisho

Acupressure saves a strategic market plan, realizing marketing as part of production. Focus group synchronizes directed marketing, drawing on the experience of western colleagues. The product supports a constructive strategic market plan, drawing on the experience of western colleagues.