In a less-trafficked part of Midtown, there’s a block with a lot of colorful art. On 17th street, the Eclipse Mart (now closed) has a couple of murals and right off that is Prison Alley, which is filled with graffiti murals, as is the east side of Printer’s Press, around the corner on State Street. The south side of Printer’s Press has these two murals, a collaboration between Kevin Bongang, an Atlanta artist who signs his work @bongangart, and Brandon Donahue, a local artist and TSU art professor. Bongang is responsible for the colorful extended sign partially obscured by shrubbery (if you look on his site he has some angled close-ups that help you see what’s behind the bushes), while Donahue did the Legos and the boy climbing over the wall (see below). Both men were also part of the Off the Wall project, as well as they now painted over Impermanent installation once found on 57th Avenue North. (I do plan to put the two graffiti walls on this blog at some point.)
Located at 1618 State Street. Street parking is available.
December 29, 2019 at 9:36 pm
This is fabulous! Thank you so much! I think we were at The Goodlettsville mural at the same time! I was there on Oct.26, the date of your post. If you posted the same day you were there. I saw a man take a picture and go inside to grab a bite/coffee. He was driving a red (I think) sports car, parked in front? Does any of this sound familiar?
The Printers Press has a different LEGO mural since I was there. I was right there at it Dec. 20th and didn’t walk around to the front of the building. Man! I have seen a lot of what you posted, but there is still a lot I have not seen! Thank you, Joye Harman
December 29, 2019 at 9:38 pm
It possible, though I drive a red Fit! I don’t remember when I shot either. Sometimes I post the same day, sometimes months later.