Adult Swim brings the weird and Williamsburg can’t get enough. The network’s absurdist artwork turns Colossal walls into whiplash inducers, local landmarks, and even backdrops for some very interesting wedding photos.
We’ve painted over 70 Adult Swim murals since we kicked off our partnership in 2011. Using our unique medium, they’re able to have conversation with the public — a conversation that’s full of bright colors, odd characters, and bizarre scenes.
“Adult Swim is the funnest,” says Jason Coatney, who’s been painting their murals for six years. “Once when I was painting a guy in a ski mask and underwear for Delocated, a tiny guy in a white suit stopped to ask me where he could find the Adult Swim. And when I painted nine witch faces in three days for The Heart, She Holler, I got the worst nightmares I’ve ever had.”
Adult Swim has owned several permanent locations in Brooklyn, including prominent spots on Bedford Avenue and Wythe Avenue. These perms mean that the network can change the artwork outside of strict show promotion deadlines, so artwork stays fresh and locals stay on the lookout for each new mural.