Check out this startup’s amazing office mural, created by the aerosol artist Weirdo

The new 8 foot by 6 foot mural at Evo Media's headquarters in Seattle

Some companies reward staffers with holiday parties. Others give a nice little bonus or extra time off.

Evo Media Group co-founder Mark Michael wanted to do something a little different, so he commissioned renowned Seattle graffiti artist Jeff “Weirdo” Jacobson to spice things up around the office. Weirdo’s work with spray paint can is truly striking, and you may have seen some of his amazing creations around the city.

Weirdo at work at Evo Media

The Evo Media piece follows Weirdo’s distinctive style, an eight foot tall by six foot wide face made entirely with spray paint.

“The basis of the work is that the girl as the everyday human being influenced by design and technology,” writes Weirdo in a blog post.  “I think this piece has an elegant light feel, and I absolutly want to pursue this direction of style more in 2012.”

Michael is thrilled with the piece, saying that he wanted to “add a little flair to the office before going into the New Year.”

Big tech companies already donate a portion of their funds to art work. Now, maybe we’ll see a new crop of startups turn to spray paint artists to decorate drab white walls.

Or, they could just continue to fill their windows with more Post-It note creations.

  • Anonymous

    Jeff is no joke when it comes to those cans.. Make sure to check out his mural on 2nd and Yesler, easily my favorite piece in the city.

    Mark ‘n Dan have great taste! :D

  • Anonymous

    Jeff is no joke when it comes to those cans.. Make sure to check out his mural on 2nd and Yesler, easily my favorite piece in the city.

    Mark ‘n Dan have great taste! :D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LMTZ5AKKTZJNBSFWQGAAQTO4FU George

    So…if “the girl” is the everyday human….how many women are on Evo’s management and engineering team? Go to their website and see.
    None.
    Really? This sort of thing begs the Saturday Night Live “Really???” treatment.

    • Guest

      “The basis of the work is that the girl as the everyday human being influenced by design and technology,” writes Weirdo in a blog post.

      Evo does not employ “everyday humans,” George. Evo employs extraordinary men.

      Think, George, before you quote some TV show I don’t watch.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LMTZ5AKKTZJNBSFWQGAAQTO4FU George

        Arrogance and ignorance in design is not good design. So, to believe that you are beyond everyday humans (and to believe there are no possible extraordinary women to employ in leadership in Seattle) puts you out of touch with living, breathing “everyday humans” who, after all, provide the coin in the marketplace.

        Evo’s men are not extraordinary if they can’t mix with women on the management level. “Everyday humans” are not a concept piece and it’s ironic that they can paint it on the wall as a cornerstone value, yet work as peers in management with no women. Frankly, it makes them look like douches.

        Yeah and by the way “everyday humans” watch Saturday Night Live. Ya might look into mixing with the “everyday humans.”  You know, everyday life where live women are. You know, those people who spend money and make choices. 

        • Guest

          I will not reduce myself to the level of the average man. The average man can continue to bag my groceries, to buy the goods that pay my way through life, and to paint the concept art that I may hang on my wall.

          I will not reduce myself to the level of the average man, George. You may respect me, but do not expect me to join you.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LMTZ5AKKTZJNBSFWQGAAQTO4FU George

            Dude, the average man (or woman) is the one most likely to commission work, to buy something, and to capture business, you can’t be a freaking snob. As much contempt as you have for “average,” I can’t blame your clients turning heel and walking away from you. Apparently you live on trust fund money. No, I won’t join you in your parent’s basement. 

        • Anonymous

          You make a lot of damning assumptions from your dark hole of the internet, George. The guys at Evo have employed the people that they felt were most fit for the position at the time they needed them, just so happens to be made up of the current bunch. 

          Stop blowing your seemingly uneducated philosophy out of proportion and soiling a wonderfully created work of art.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LMTZ5AKKTZJNBSFWQGAAQTO4FU George

            Yeah, and because I think that many readers on Geekwire are bright enough to get it, I continue. Let me walk you through this one, iamintricate or whoever.

            The company paints on the wall a symbol of “everyday people.” That image is of a woman.

            They work with no women as peers. Looking around the conference table at their pitch: no women. You know, as peers –  not coffee carrying interns. In fact, if you were a client or customer coming in to take their pitch for business, this would be an irony that wouldn’t escape many of them.  Well, at least the one who want to do serious competitive business in the “everyday land” where there are women. Their blind spot would be a strike against them.

            If, as a client, I mentioned this irony to them and they reacted as you did, I’d walk away from giving them business, because I can see, they appeal to  and understand a only very narrow market. Me, I want to sell to everybody.

            Clearly, they were in the land of “not getting it”  when they thought this was a great idea. It just goes to show you how much of an echo chamber your buddies can get into  if you don’t realize the irony of painting a woman on the wall as the cornerstone of your values, yet hire no women in leadership at all. Instead of an image, a concept of a woman on a wall, how about actually having one as a peer at the table?

  • Sexxikatt

    Mark was a drug dealer in college and watched Boiler Room religiously.

  • Weirdocult

    Wow, seriously? I sit possible to just enjoy the art I created instead of picking apart every  word I wrote about it?  I picked a woman because she is easy on the eyes. That makes it better to work around for long periods of time.  It really isn’t that serious.  NOW JOIN MY CULT! hahahaha!

    • http://www.appatic.com Avatar X

      The first time i saw the piece in this post as a thumbnail-photo i thought it was a Kat Von D related.

    • http://www.appatic.com Avatar X

      I also like the fish piece.

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