Mural, Mural On the Wall, Who’s the Fairest?
Outdoor murals are an extension of a restaurant’s brand outside its four walls. They’re public art, but also a billboard for the service, values and attitude inside. And as one author on the subject mused in his online article on murals, if a picture’s worth a thousand words, how many words is a really big picture worth? Outdoor murals have a different set of rules than indoor ones, since they also belong to the public, and are therefore part of the neighborhood’s look and feel. Here are three of our favorite restaurant murals. We’ll keep driving the neighborhoods looking for more examples, but send us a picture of an unusual mural, the restaurant’s name and location, and we’ll share them either online or in a future issue. Email them to email@example.com.
Here’s one of two great murals on the patio wall at the Fuji Ya at Lyndale Avenue and Lake Street in Minneapolis.
Across the street from the Jungle Theater on Lyndale Ave. in Minneapolis
(which also has a cool mural facing the parking lot)
is our favorite mural on the Herkimer Pub & Brewery’s parking lot wall.
The artist cleverly incorporated the color and texture of the bricks into this mural depicting an African- American woman at J. Selby's in St. Paul.