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[GALLERY] 9 Thai street artists reinvent a classic logo for the 21st century

And the results are all over Bangkok.

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By BK-PROMOTED | Jul 28, 2017

  • [GALLERY] 9 Thai street artists reinvent a classic logo for the 21st century

Nine Thai street artists have teamed up with Johnnie Walker to reinvent the Scotch whiskey brand’s iconic “walking man” logo. Under the campaign slogan #WEWILLKEEPWALKING, artists including Jayato, DEA. 1, Dale, Joker, October 29, Erth, Klone, Benzilla and Nev3R each put their own unique spin on the logo

Some of their work was even captured in a music video called “Unity” by hip-hop artist DaBoyWay (see below). Here’s a look at each collaborator and their artwork.

JAYOTO (Utit Prokum, 26)

Graphic designer, painter, illustrator and street artist, Jayoto studied mathematical sciences before deciding to pursue his passion for art at university.

Location: the building next to Big C, Rama 4 Rd.

 

DEA. 1 (Kijja Yamunsabidin, 38)

A street artist since 1996, he started with the tag name DEAONE, and even collaborated with Converse for their 100-year anniversary on graffiti designs in collaboration with telecoms company DTAC.

Location: Ekamai Store, Sukhumvit Rd. BTS Ekamai

 

Dale (Dale Horgan, 37)

Besides making his own street art, Dale also used to host TV shows like Art Venture and Wild Ride, before cofounding the underground streetwear brand Invisible Empire Clothing.

Location: Cubic Hostel, Banthat Thong Rd.

 

Joker (Chaiyaboon Bunlue, 27)

This is the same artist who’s work has appeared in many big Bangkok murals, including for a competition at Pullman G Hotel Silom in 2015.

Location : The building by Mahanakorn intersection.

 

October 29 (Takrit Krutphum, 30)

October 29’s graffiti ethos is to make people smile, and works hard to make sure anyone can read meaning into his work.

Location: Srinakarin Train Market.

 

Erth (Praphassorn Butphrom, 23)

One of the few female artists in Bangkok’s street art scene, Erth takes inspiration from her favorite cartoons and horror films.

Location: Soi Ladproa 46

 

Klone (Prakit Laemluang, 36)

The long list of local and international awards which this artist has racked up include the Wall Lord Graffiti Asia Final 2012 from Taiwan.

Location: Wan Ekamai (optic shop), Soi Ekamai 12.

 

Benzilla (Parinya Pichetsiriporn, 33)

The renowned artist and designer based in Bangkok, Benzilla’s work is meant to encourage viewers to make positive changes in their lives.

Location: W District (Sukhumvit Soi 69/1)

 

Nev3R (Mongkol ‘Yorch’ Ratanapakdee, 43)

Yorch’s art-light installation of a handshake surrounded by neon lights in the colors of Thailand’s flag colours appears in DaBoyWay’s music video “Unity.” The installation itself is a collaborative work between vocational college graduates.

Location: Changchui, 460/8, Srinakarin Rd.


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