In this series, we’ll look deeper into some of the projects on Behance.net that were especially admired in our community. This time, we spoke to Attila Szamosi & Lars Wunderlich (PEACHBEACH) an illustrator and graffiti artist living in Berlin, about their project, Colour in Forgotten Places. Szamosi says “there is too much gray in the world,” and, with the help of some collaborators, is filling Berlin’s out-of-the-way walls with unique, kickass illustrations.
What was your inspiration for this project?
First of all: This is not a commercial project. We have been Graffiti-writers for quite a long time. Lars has been doing signs on walls for 16 years now – he started in his early youth. So putting our creations on walls was always essential for us. This is not just a hobby, it’s the pure love to paint something big on places we love. We love to discover new spots, which mostly means to visit and explore old abandoned rotten dark cellars and creepy rooms, where the wind whistles on every corner. Sometimes, it is like an adventure holiday.
Can you describe your process in creating this project?
Mostly we walk around searching for the right spot. When we find it, we start sketching in front of the wall, then we move onto painting. Mostly, we use wall paint and spraycans.
Did you go through many versions and iterations before coming up with these final pieces?
No. Mostly we try to work freestyle at these spots, directly from mind to wall.
Do you feel that this project is “done,” or is there anything you’d like to improve on or change in the future?
No, this work will never be done. There is to much grey in the world.
Did anything interesting happen as a result of the success of this project? (fans contacting you, job opportunities, blogs picking it up, etc).
Yes, there were blogs who picked up this project, and a lot of fans commented on the project with their appreciation, which feels nice. Thank you all for that!