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.
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.
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.