British artist, designer and pro-skater Blondey McCoy has created three hand-painted murals in the Flatiron and Soho districts of Manhattan exclusively for Burberry. This collaboration resulted from the ever-evolving relationship between Burberry and Blondey – he created artwork for Burberry on the largest paintable wall in London situated near the brand’s show venue in Clerkenwell in September 2017. The artist also appeared recently in a portfolio of images for the brand captured by British photographer Alasdair McLellan.
The three murals are inspired by the dichotomy of modern life and the traditions of the holiday season. They feature Blondey’s signature mix of eclectic imagery and striking motifs alongside references to Burberry and British culture. These compositions mark the first time Blondey’s work will be showcased in New York and include his largest artwork to date.
Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer, explained how he was ‘blown away by the incredible artworks Blondey has created for us in New York.’ He then went on to say ‘The passion, energy and skill that go into everything he does are remarkable and his approach to design, from inception to the techniques he uses to bring them to life, transcends his years…He truly is one in a million, and I am so proud to be collaborating with him on this very special project.’