When I was in Florence last month, I discovered the marvelous works of street painters who created chalk drawings on the street. I’m not talking about hopscotch kind of drawing (please); I’m talking about hugeee portrait paintings! So cool, my jaw almost dropped when I first saw it.
I’m not sure if we have this kind of street art in Malaysia, but I do know we have wall arts! The latest wall art I know is the one in Old Town Ipoh.
OLDTOWN White Coffee has teamed up with Ernest Zacharevic, a renowned Lithuanian artist to create the ‘Art of OLDTOWN’ as a celebration of the heritage and history shared between Ipoh, Old Town and OLDTOWN White Coffee. OLDTOWN is the leading white coffee manufacturer in Malaysia and in conjunction with this collaboration, Zacharevic will use his unique artistic creativity to paint 7 murals to celebrate Ipoh, Old Town, the birthplace of white coffee.
Zacharevic drew inspiration of each art piece from the elements from the birthplace of white coffee, OLDTOWN and their shared origins. And he has a month to complete everything!
Here are some of his amazing artwork so far…
Now this one is my favorite.
The other 3 murals have yet to be discovered. If you would like to witness and be part of this ‘Art of OLDTOWN’ journey, you can visit OLDTOWN’s official Facebook page at facebook.com/OldTownWhiteCoffeeMalaysia. This project started on 26th May 2014 and will end on the 26th June 2014.