Street artists Chris Stain and Billy Mode collaborated with a local youth organization to create a mural for the side of the six-story rental building rising at 267 Pacific Street in Cobble Hill. Instead of leaving an 80-foot-tall blank wall facing Smith Street, developer Tim Quinlan of Quinlan Development Group and Lonicera Partners invited youth arts group Cre8tive YouTH*ink to design an evocative, community-based work to fill the space. Stain and Mode helped 12 young, aspiring artists design and execute the 50′ by 50′ mural at the organization’s Industry City headquarters.
The result, “Sign Language,” depicts a little boy climbing on top of the street sign at Pacific and Smith. The spray painted and stenciled mural is based on a photograph taken by famous street photographer Martha Cooper as part of her “Street Play” series. It’s gradually being installed while the building finishes construction.
Click through the jump to see a rendering of what the piece will look like when it’s completed.