A remarkable public restroom designed by @integradevelopment, featuring our Marmorea series in the Bianco Statuario decor. A beautiful marbleized collection bringing life to surfaces with great depth and luminosity.
Don’t laugh! A healthy bowel movement can be quite pleasurable, or at least relieving. This is excellent bathroom graffiti because everyone who reads it can relate. On top of that the blunt nature of a somewhat taboo statement that proves universally true evokes humour in the pooper. Bathroom graff that is light and a little funny is just as important than the darker, thought-provoking, philosophical and deeper work. It’s the presence of both and the juxtaposition between them that makes the stall a unique reflection of human experience, as well as such a beautiful, blank welcoming canvas for self expression of any tone.
This account will rarely leave the subjective world of art for the certainty of science but it is interesting to note something here!! According to Mike Mandel, a professional graphologist (handwriting analyst), lower zones like the descended of the “y” here that have a point, then lash to the left is referred to among graphologists as the felons claw. It appears in almost 80% of the handwriting of people in the American penitentiary system. It is a sign of manipulation, or a person with dangerous traits. (give it a google if you’re interested in graphology!) So, equipped with this knowledge, how do you interpret this piece of graffiti? It is possible that the public almost decorative nature of the setting caused the artist to stylize their writing, and perhaps their natural handwriting does not contain this trait? Alternatively, maybe the artist is literally a psychopath.
Visually pleasing colour scheme. Clear, all capital, printed lettering that ensures maximum legibility. This may be a personal mantra of the artist. One of the most common activities people partake in in the the bathroom is reflection. Here, the artist challenges the viewer to reflect on their own life and what may be threatening their positivity. The placement so high on the door is also interesting because it helps to associate the message with a higher self. The viewer has to tilt their head up to read it, and this head position is associated with confidence and willpower, positivity and looking forward into a brighter future. [photo by @interweb_crash spotted in NYC]