In the past couple of weeks, we’ve been caught in the crossfire of a fiery brawl. Godzilla has invaded Sydney and is deeply embroiled in a battle with Skippy the Robot, leaving us paralysed to any action. Instead, we have to stand back and bear witness as they shoot fire and lasers at one-another.
Thankfully, the spectacle looks pretty fantastic:
All right, the jig is up – clearly Godzilla and Skippy aren’t invading our office! However, artist Miguel Gonzalez (aka M-lon) and 2and2 Art Director James Sutton did infiltrate our base in Chippendale and leave their mark in the form of a pretty spectacular mural.
Here at 2and2 we’ve had 4 Godzilla toys scattered around the office and 3 robots that find their way on people’s tables and workspaces. We love Japanese pop culture and are huge fans of amazing artwork. Clearly, it was only a matter of time before we decided to express this through an epic mural in our office.
We wanted something that was different – something energetic that would encapsulate the spirit of 2and2…and so Godzilla vs. Skippy was born.
The genesis of Godzilla vs. Skippy took form in an Adobe Photoshop Sketch with a backdrop of the Rising Sun.
After a bit of discussion, we decided to incorporate the beautiful Sydney skyline in the mural rather than the Rising Sun, and Miguel created a sketch study showing what this section would look like.
Miguel then created a final version in Photoshop and superimposed the mural onto a photo of 2and2:
From here it was game on! Miguel and James ruled up a grid on both our wall and on a print-out of the mural artwork, and used this grid to transfer the art from paper to wall.
And here’s the timelapse video on YouTube.
To see more of Miguel’s work, visit his website or check out our interview with him for RAC Wheels. To see more of James’ work, visit his website here – or just visit the 2and2 website and check out our previous work!