Fire Safety Mural

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We recently completed our mural for the Fire Service.

The mural was designed to promote Kitchen Fire Safety and can be found on the wall of Grimsby Fire Station on Cromwell Road.

The design was inspired by Vintage advertising. We wanted to recreate a Vintage Advertising Billboard using Kitchen Fire as a product. It would be a reverse advertising campaign showing the dangers of Kitchen Fire.

The product which we called ‘Kitchen Inferno’ was inspired by the ‘Campbells Soup’ can design, made famous by Artist and leading figure of the pop art movement ‘Andy Warhol’.

The mural measures 30 x 18 ft. It was completely hand painted in both masonry, acrylic paint and varnish.

The mural project was part of our ‘Mural aid’ structure, designed to create artwork directly influenced by the community. Our team included CREATivE stART art mentors, volunteers and members in recovery.

The First stage is to clean the wall and prepare the surface to receive paint.
The First stage is to clean the wall and prepare the surface to receive paint.

 

Once hosed down the is scrubbed clean with brooms and wire brushes. The area to be painted is then masked up.
Once hosed down the wall is scrubbed clean with brooms and wire brushes. The area to be painted is then masked up.

 

The wall is then painted in 2 coats of masonry paint. Masonry colours are limited so always plan your colours before you work with masonry paint. If you use acrylic paint there are more colour options but you will need to use varnish to weatherproof it.
Once the wall is prepared you can begin painting. The wall in this case was undercoated in 2 coats of masonry paint. Masonry colours are limited so always plan your colours before you work with it. If you use acrylic paint there are more colour options but you will need to use varnish to weatherproof it.

 

For this Mural we made a decision to paint the Can design first and work the design around this.
For this Mural we made a decision to paint the can design first and work the design around this.

 

Making progress on the can design that was influenced by the Campbells soup design made famous by Andy Warhol
Making progress on the can design that was influenced by the Campbells soup design made famous by Andy Warhol.

 

The 'Kitchen Inferno' can design almost complete.
The ‘Kitchen Inferno’ can design almost complete.

 

Here you can see where we have begun work on the 2nd stage of the mural
Here you can see where we have begun work on the 2nd stage of the mural.

 

 

 

On the left side of the mural we begin work on the Family artwork. The artwork is a representation of the stereotypical family designs you would see in vintage advertising.
On the left side of the mural we begin work on the Family artwork. The artwork is a representation of the stereotypical family designs you would often see in vintage advertising.

 

 

 

We begin to put in the vintage style lines. that will go throughout the artwork
We begin to put in the vintage style lines, that will go throughout the artwork.

 

 

Our CREATivE stART logo is also added.
Our CREATivE stART logo is also added.

 

Once the Vintage lines are on, we add our first slogan as well as a warning sign that can be seen bottom right.
Once the Vintage lines are on, we add our first slogan as well as a warning sign that can be seen bottom right.

 

Here you can see the mural almost completed with a Fire Engine in the background. The aim of the mural is to help promote Fire safety in the kitchen.
Here you can see the mural almost completed with a Fire Engine in the background. The aim of the mural is to help promote Fire safety in the kitchen.

 

Work begins on the final slogan in the top left corner. We wanted the mural to be a recreation of vintage style advertising.
Work begins on the final slogan on the top left corner. The mural design was inspired by vintage style advertising and was painted using traditional methods.

 

The finishing touches are put on to the mural. It is now complete and can be viewed by the passing public. The completed artwork is a reverse advertising campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of kitchen fire and fires in the home.
The finishing touches are put on to the mural. It is now complete and can be viewed by the passing public. The completed artwork is a reverse advertising campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of kitchen fire and fires in the home.