Man Thinking in Circles Mural

Man Thinking in Circles is made up entirely of circles.  All edges are extremely crisp.  The image is difficult to distinguish from close up, (although still has a good aesthetic feel) but becomes apparent upon stepping back.  This mural image and be compiled with any other image or background to create further interesting works.  This image would go very well with a caption applicable to the installation location.

The image is 14,400 pixels wide by 7,200 pixels tall.  Colors can be changed, as well as background, what the man is looking towards.

As always, LateralArt is happy to custom design to your dimensions and specific design needs.


Can I use a newspaper image for a mural?

Newspapers have 1000s of pages to print in every run, so, images are created in the most economical way possible, using the latest techniques available (but generally offset lithography). Images printed this way are comprised of a dots and shapes of varying sizes. With a small magnifier, you can easily see this pattern.

Early 20th Century Newspaper Clipping
Here you can see the dot pattern

There is very little that can be done to clean up this type of print/image for wide format, or mural printing.  For a recent project, I delivered the below.  I changed the color to a crisper, non-sepia tone color, I deleted the background and replaced it with a consistent dot pattern background that mimics the print dot size, and I adjusted dot color in the FULL black areas.  Optionally, I could have hired a portrait artist to paint over the image (I keep a plethora of designers with varied skills close by), but that was not an acceptable reproduction method for the customer.

Clean up the image and standardize the background

Unlikely places for murals to show up.

202-bigapple13 500x716Now I don’t look over the pond very often, but when I do, it’s usually for good reason. TEO JASMIN , a Paris interior design company, has set themselves apart from their regular competition with a unique twist on digital printing.

The interior design firms that I often work with go through the effort of matching this wall surface treatment, with that floor surface treatment, to that fabric, etc… but TEO JASMIN has made the effort to create their own surface treatment by usiing imagery USUALLY suited for wall murals as the surfaces of not simply wall art, but fabrics and furniture.

I do believe that their use of digital printing makes the objects that are found in a room, whether it be a chair, a pillow, or a throw, as something to be stared at.

Can’t you see having your next party and having your throw pillows be the topic of discussion? Ha!

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Mural Idea: Helix Planetary Nebula… Looking At Us


A spectacular “cosmic eye” has been photographed in space by a telescope in Chile, showing a distant nebula in which sunlike stars are burning themselves out.

The image of the Helix nebula, which lies 700 light years away in the constellation Aquarius, was captured with the Wide Field Imager instrument at the La Silla Observatory high above the Atacama Desert.

Already amazing in color and already resembling the human eye, when duplicated, it has an incredible resemblance to the human face.

This very high resolution image would be excellent for police stations, or anywhere else where big brother may be watching. Then again, maybe it’s better for a church. This image can be produced at up to 10′ high, by up to 40′ in width.

Measuring in the Round

The occasional wallcovering job will bring you face to face with a measurement nightmare.

  • What if you have to provide a mural that runs around all four sides of a room, and has to match up perfectly from starting edge to final edge?
  • What if you have to provide 4 sides of an interior wall and have the beginning and end of the mural match up?

This isn’t your momma’s dainty flower design that you can hack together in the corner above the door.  You have to be dead on to please the customer.

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