Who We Are

Colossal Media is the largest hand paint mural and outdoor advertising company in the world. We paint large-scale photorealistic murals, art projects, advertising campaigns and more in New York City and nationwide with a level of efficiency and precision that is unmatched.

Capabilities

Painted advertising signs

We are the leader in the painted advertising sign industry. We hand paint over 300 advertising walls a year and have the know-how and experience to paint any size advertising sign in perfect photo realistic detail. View our gallery of painted advertising signs here.

Exterior mural painting

We are the nation's premier exterior mural painting company. We have been commissioned to paint exterior murals in every major U.S. market and have the in-house capability to handle even the largest projects at short notice.

Public art painting

We are also known for executing large scale, public art all over the US & Internationally. We have experience working with city beautification committees, acquiring necessary permits and assisting our clients through the Landmarks approval process.

Fine art painting

We work with many large museums and galleries. Some of our specialties are: Painted fine art canvases, reproducing artwork, repairing artwork and murals, gallery signage, and fine art advertising. View some of our recent work here.

 

Commercial painting

We are a licensed rigging company, fully insured to execute any size commercial painting job. We have the in-house capabilities and the experience to quickly and efficiently paint any size industrial and commercial painting project.

Interior mural painting

From high-end residential installations to museums, schools and stores, we have years of experience painting interior murals in a variety of settings. Please contact us for your next interior mural project.

Painted advertising signs

We are the leader in the painted advertising sign industry. We hand paint over 300 advertising walls a year and have the know-how and experience to paint any size advertising sign in perfect photo realistic detail. View our gallery of painted advertising signs here.

Exterior mural painting

We are the nation's premier exterior mural painting company. We have been commissioned to paint exterior murals in every major U.S. market and have the in-house capability to handle even the largest projects at short notice.

Public art painting

We are also known for executing large scale, public art all over the US & Internationally. We have experience working with city beautification committees, acquiring necessary permits and assisting our clients through the Landmarks approval process.

Fine art painting

We work with many large museums and galleries. Some of our specialties are: Painted fine art canvases, reproducing artwork, repairing artwork and murals, gallery signage, and fine art advertising. View some of our recent work here.

 

Commercial painting

We are a licensed rigging company, fully insured to execute any size commercial painting job. We have the in-house capabilities and the experience to quickly and efficiently paint any size industrial and commercial painting project.

Interior mural painting

From high-end residential installations to museums, schools and stores, we have years of experience painting interior murals in a variety of settings. Please contact us for your next interior mural project.

Painted advertising signs

We are the leader in the painted advertising sign industry. We hand paint over 300 advertising walls a year and have the know-how and experience to paint any size advertising sign in perfect photo realistic detail. View our gallery of painted advertising signs here.

Exterior mural painting

We are the nation's premier exterior mural painting company. We have been commissioned to paint exterior murals in every major U.S. market and have the in-house capability to handle even the largest projects at short notice.

Public art painting

We are also known for executing large scale, public art all over the US & Internationally. We have experience working with city beautification committees, acquiring necessary permits and assisting our clients through the Landmarks approval process.

Fine art painting

We work with many large museums and galleries. Some of our specialties are: Painted fine art canvases, reproducing artwork, repairing artwork and murals, gallery signage, and fine art advertising. View some of our recent work here.

 

Commercial painting

We are a licensed rigging company, fully insured to execute any size commercial painting job. We have the in-house capabilities and the experience to quickly and efficiently paint any size industrial and commercial painting project.

Interior mural painting

From high-end residential installations to museums, schools and stores, we have years of experience painting interior murals in a variety of settings. Please contact us for your next interior mural project.

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About Colossal

Our scope of work is virtually limitless. We’ve painted ceilings, stadium tarps, rooftops, and studios, 300 feet off the ground, on a variety of surfaces, in any weather, detailed, abstract, for elite fine arts clients and major commercial advertisers. Our hand paint work is a careful craft, a well-trained skill, and it’s our life. We take great pride in what we do and can say with confidence that there’s no one who does it better.

Our Approach

To those who describe hand painted outdoor advertising as a dying art, we respectfully disagree.  In fact, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times credit us singularly for its resurgence.  Our professionalism and painstaking attention to detail has earned the trust of today's most reputable media agencies, brands, artists and cultural organizations looking for outdoor advertising.

Like the wall dogs who graced New York City's facades during the 1920's -1940's, the peak years of hand painted outdoor advertising, our painters use the same traditional hand paint methods and block-and-tackle rigging system of manual pulleys to maneuver scaffolding around on the wall. We have taken this tradition and modernized it with a fresh new footprint in the outdoor market. By constantly innovating and developing our process, we are able to paint over 300 walls a year, making Colossal Media the industry leader in hand painted outdoor advertising and large painted murals.

 

Our Painters

Wall dogs, the moniker of the muralists who spend their lives suspended above the city streets, creating larger than life images on building walls, are no longer just relics of the past. Through our apprenticeship program, we are keeping the art of hand painted outdoor advertising alive.

By tapping into the 165 years of cumulative sign painting experience, including a direct lineage of painters going back over 50 years, we have been able to teach an entirely new generation of painters. Our apprenticeship program places young muralists in the hands of lifelong wall dogs, instructing them in every aspect of painting, rigging and color matching. No matter how detailed or abstract, our painters have specialized training and a unique eye that allows them to reproduce any image at the highest consistent quality for any hand-painted wall mural or project.

In Memory

Patrick Elasik

Co-Founder

Patrick Elasik (1979-2005) Was born in Langley, Virginia. He spent the majority of his years traveling the world riding his surf board and becoming an unshakeable memory to everyone he met along the way. He had a unforgettably spirited personality. In Pat's time away from the water, he co-founded Colossal Media and Mass Appeal Magazine. Pat died in a tragic subway accident on March 9th, 2005. You can read more about Pat at his memorial board, and at New York Surf.