I’ve found that many businesses want to incorporate part of the community history in their murals. Sometimes it can be a challenge finding images that are unique to the area and are easily recognizable. However, Los Angeles is overflowing with landmarks so the challenge became which ones to include?
I started the process by creating 1″ x 1″ thumbnail sketches of famous buildings. This allowed me to see if it was discernible in a simplified state. Using symmetry helped to integrate multiple landmarks and office symbols into a cohesive image.
The overall shape naturally evolved into a heart which suited the message.