Designed on Surface, an artistic endeavor developed by Microsoft that highlights artists from around the world, showcased the work of local artists within 17 cities in 12 countries over a period of 5 weeks. Using Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 to create their concept – which “centers on young people being inspired to “do great things” – the murals were created simultaneously across the globe. Jasper Wong was brought on board to art direct and curate the entirety of the project.
More information, photos and videos: www.microsoft.com
In 2016, LAND Studio started the INTER|URBAN project which is a city-wide initiative to create an experience that connects public transit riders physically, socially, and culturally. The INTER|URBAN serves as a platform for creative expression, world-class expierences, and community programming. Jasper came on board as an art director, artist and consultant on the project.
The vision for the project was deeply rooted in Cleveland and is driven by award winning novels from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. Artists drew inspiration from themes inspired by the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, which celebrates authors of literary works dealing with social justice and the celebration of diversity and the people of all cultures and backgrounds.
Follow the journey with these photos by Brandon Shigeta.
More information: www.land-studio.org
To celebrate the opening of their new flagship in Hawaii, Versace wanted to paint a large scale mural on one of the key arteries in Honolulu, Hawaii. Located on the intersection of Ala Moana Boulevard and Keawe Street, curator Jasper Wong brought in world-renown artist Tristan Eaton to create his own interpretation of the iconic Medusa. Painted over a period of five days, Tristan Eaton employed his unique aesthetics to create a masterpiece that encompasses elements of classic Versace patterns and a variety of textures and styles. Creating a color filled mural that halts traffic in its tracks
Surfjack is a hip new boutique hotel in Waikiki, Hawaii. To add some color to their walls, Surfjack asked Jasper Wong to curate artists for their lobby. He reached out to Brendan Monroe, Wooden Wave and others to add their signature styles to their community spaces.
German brewery Warsteiner has unveiled its latest art collection curated by Jasper Wong and Andy Chiu. Featuring unique bottle art designed by some of the world’s most compelling and unique artists. On tap are new designs by the likes of Fafi, D*Face, Kevin Lyons, Ron English, James Jean and Roids, each of whom has applied their signature style of work across the entire bottle.
German brewer Warsteiner has enjoyed a link to the art world ever since pop art icon Andy Warhol immortalized the brewery’s signature tulip in a bespoke silk-screen trilogy back in 1984. Now, nearly three decades later, Warsteiner is set to celebrate its 260th year anniversary in grand fashion by inviting a series of artists to reinterpret its packaging. Art directed and curated by Jasper Wong and Andy Chiu, Warsteiner used the bottle as a canvas with Stefan Strumbel, 123Klan, Aaron De La Cruz, Brooke Reidt, INSA and Nychos.
In order to celebrate their 260th anniversary, Warsteiner made their bottle available to six select artists as a canvas including Stefan Strumbel, Aaron De La Cruz, Brooke Reidt, Nychos, 123KLAN and INSA, who have all applied their own unique designs. The artists then created a collaborative mural on the streets of Berlin, Germany. The project was curated and art directed by Jasper Wong and Andy Chiu.
In 2013, Warsteiner capped off a stellar bottle series that was curated and art directed by Jasper Wong and Andy Chiu. Through a concluding event, celebrating the most recent round of artists and collaborations for the Warsteiner Art Collection. Over 1,000 guests settled into the former department store of Jandorf as the works of Stefan Strumbel, 123Klan, INSA, Aaron De La Cruz, Nychos, and Brooke Reidt were put on display alongside attendance from Kim Ann Foxmann and Oliver Rath. In a lead-up to the event, the various artists were seen around the area, putting their touches on the landscape in their own unique aesthetic which was all captured from start to finish.
A collaborative illustration between Loren Purcell and Jasper Wong for Microsoft Surface Pro feature in Form magazine. A publication widely available in Europe.
For their first store in Hawaii, Urban Outfitters wanted an abstract interior mural that captured the essence of their brand. Jasper Wong was tasked as a curator and art director to make this a reality. Jasper reacher out to Kristin Farr who was the perfect artist to feature. Her aesthetics and colorful palette were a perfect match to the interior design of the store.
The Complete Ride is a collaborative project between Hypebeast, adidas, Solebox, and Bianchi. It involved the release of a new adidas shoe model called the Zeitfrei and two limited edition fixed gear bikes from Bianchi. Jasper Wong was integral on a creative level alongside Eugene Kan, Andy Chiu, Jason Chow, Season Chan, and Kevin Ma. The project was sold out in a matter of hours.
Kaka'ako Dining and Bar wanted to recreate the magic of the district that Jasper Wong and POW! WOW! helped develop in Hawaii. They tasked him to curated and art direct a project for their restaurant in Tokyo, Japan. Jasper facilitated the work of Brendan Monroe to develop a unique piece of artwork for their facade.
More information: www.pluspice.co.jp
In 2014, I project managed and art directed a project with famed artist Aaron De La Cruz for the CBRE offices. To goal was to create an interior mural that was visually arresting yet subtle. Aaron's unique aesthetic was perfect for the job.
Hypebeast reached out to Jasper Wong to art direct a project between themselves, 8Five2 and Qubic. Jasper worked with acclaimed illustrator, Loren Purcell, to create a slice of Hong Kong life in his signature style.
Environmental graphics and installations designed for the stairwell and elevator lobbies as part of the remodeling of a 5-story, 54-unit complex located in Honolulu, Hawai’i. 680 Ala Moana is a 2013 finalist for the Best Adaptive Reuse award from the National Association of Home Builders. The project was managed and art directed by Jasper Wong. Designs were created by Jordan Stark and Tony Martinez.
Kamehameha School approached the team with the idea of creating installs that were “positive, family-friendly, and sensitive to the neighborhood of Kaka’ako and Hawai’i.” The “Aloha Defined” concept began to materialize after briefly meeting John "Prime" Hina, a Native Hawaiian artist who generously shared a mixed bag of Hawaiian history, story and spirit. He shared the Hawaiian state law titled the “Aloha Spirit Law,” whose primary purpose is to remind public officials in Hawai’i of the values they should exercise while in service of the people. The words of Pilahi Paki, co-author of the Aloha Spirit law, rang true and articulated universal values of human compassion.
The concept for the “Aloha Defined” murals is based on Aunty Pilahi Paki’s recitation, and ancestral definition, of what Aloha means. These murals were created in honor of Aunty Pilahi Paki, and are intended to be a memorial to aloha spirit for locals and visitors alike.
In anticipation for the re-branding of DFS's flagship store in Waikiki. The exterior of the building was wrapped in a design that was customized by Jasper Wong. The artwork on the wrap was created digitally and printed on vinyl, stretch fabric and window film. The inspiration for the artwork was based on DFS Galleria’s 2013 fall season theme. Large scale canvases were also painted in the same vein of the design wrap.