Beastie Boy Mike D Brings Brooklyn Beat to Traditional Toile
Thursday, July 19th, 2012
The Beastie Boys' Mike D made waves earlier this year by curating the Transmission LA installation at MOCA, and now he's taking his interest in design back home to New York. The music icon decided he wanted Brooklyn-inspired wallpaper to line the walls of his brownstone, so he approached Vincent J. Ficarra and Adela Qersaqi of Revolver New York to help execute his vision artistically and Flavor Paper to produce the design as a wallpaper. The result of this collaboration is French Country toile reinvented: an authentic vignette of Brooklyn life represented as delicate, hand-drawn sketches. From far off, the print looks like traditional depictions of French pastoral scenes, but a closer look reveals illustrations of Coney Island and Notorious B.I.G. The images of Hasidic Jews and graffiti-laden subways poetically and candidly capture life in the King's borough.
Brooklyn Toile starts at $8 a square foot, available at Flavor Paper.