by Kirk Wallace
Kirk Wallace, BoneHaüs | Freelance Illustrator & Graphic Designer, Boston Massachusetts
Cmrcl. Illustration / Design studio of Kirk! Wallace & Sküllboy
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JP Morgan Chase

Chase commissioned me as the Boston artist to represent their expansion into New England for 2019 as they open 50+ banks in the greater Boston area. This illustration has been rolled out thoroughly throughout Massachusetts, most notably on the subway, public buses, billboards, and web.

Chase Bank South Station North End Boston illustration by Kirk Wallace
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Chase Bank Mural

Chase commissioned me as the Boston artist to represent their expansion into New England for 2019 as they open 50+ banks in the greater Boston area. This illustration has been rolled out thoroughly throughout Massachusetts, most notably on the subway, public buses, billboards, and web.

Agency: BaM Agency
Client: JP Morgan Chase

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Details

 

The request was to have 10+ cultural elements integrated into the large skyline of Boston. From summer running to winter running, there must be three times the amount requested in the piece. Below is a bunch of details of the alternative color way. Ultimately the blue sky made more sense for the Chase branding as well as the way they wanted their print materials to lock up with type.

I wanted this piece to feel friendly to the locals and lifetime livers of Boston, while feeling familiar to visitors and tourists in the area. A mix of ‘inside’ culture as well as the obvious landmarks.

 
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Process & Sketches

I kept my sketches tight on this project (and have been trying to make a habit of this lately in general). We started with a style test on a food truck and chase building, to get a wide range of security and confidence moving into the other five thousand things I had to draw for the full piece.

Colors kept getting pushed slowly more blue, as to fit the branding vision. I tried to get away with a warmer late summer/autumn sky but understandably for the sake of the lifespan of the piece (a multiyear marketing scope) this made more sense with the branding.

Chase bank food truck illustration by Kirk Wallace
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chase-boston-sketch-03-annotate Kirk Wallace illustration
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Chase step and repeat boston Kirk Wallace illustration