In the Neighbourhood cafe decided to open up a hole in the wall ice cream bar, serving old school ice creams, milkshakes and sundaes. The vast wall screamed out for a mural that celebrated our kiwi icons, not just around ice cream but our childhood loves and memories. Neighbourhood is about celebrating nostalgia and what it means to be a kiwi. We wanted to share kiwi icons with our kids, those that hadn’t heard of Billy T James, Footrot Flats and Spaceman cigarettes to name a few.
Inspired by the street art in Melbourne we came up with the idea to create a collection of posters, each one illustrating kiwiana with our unique twist. We used a heavy vector based illustration style along with playful proportions and a big fat sense of humour. The vibrant colour palette really captures your eye, drawing people in to finding their favourites, taking selfies and of course buying ice cream.
The mural was part of the Kokomai Creative Festival through Marty Mural Walk, adding splashes of colour around Martinborough.