Angus Young x Sid Tapia — Graffiti Mural
We recently teamed up with Sydney artist Sid Tapia to capture a small part of his process putting up a massive mural of Angus Young.
Angus Young is the lead guitarist from legendary Aussie rock band AC/DC.
SID TAPIA x ANGUS YOUNG
Sid had a quick chat with us about the project, and we asked the question that’s been popping up for a few of you … What’s with the squiggles on the wall??
MTN: Hey Sid! So what was the job for and why?
SID: It was a job painted for the new Sydney Manny’s Music store.
The lads that worked in the store are big AC/DC fans and really pushed for an Angus Young mural.
In knowing that, I needed to search for the coolest / strongest / clearest image of Angus Young that would sit nicely on the building area I had before me.
It was a bit of a challenge finding the right image as there’s a large strip that protrudes horizontally out of the middle of the wall.
MTN: We saw a bunch of squiggles on the wall and you’ve got people wondering, what’s that all about?
SID: Yep! It’s a squiggle method as opposed to a grid method. Same approach but easier as random squiggles are quicker and all different as opposed to squares looking the same and time consuming.
MTN: Did you face any challenges putting it up, if so how’d you get around it?
SID: The main challenge was working the clouds to come up the way I envisioned them. They’re way larger than what a Hardcore Fat cap can work with so I laid out the backdrop with Hardcore Fats then used a large fan spray gun to give them the fuller effect I needed.
Check out the video of SID putting together the Angus Young piece in the video below.
ABOUT SID TAPIA
Sid Tapia is a Sydney based artist. Currently, Sid is working as a full time artist, an ambassador / influencer for international brands RVCA, Adidas, Sony, G-Shock, Copic Markers & MTN Colors.