Cityscape Design and AlphaGraphics Downtown Kansas City Unveil a Mural in the Crossroads Arts District featuring Iconic Kansas City Landmarks
A new window graphic mural designed by Kansas City native Jessica Janasz now adorns the front of the AlphaGraphics Downtown Kansas City building. The history behind the JC Nichols fountain, the soul of the Jazz District, The Scout Native American statue standing watch on his horse, and the stadiums full of chants for Sporting KC, the Royals and the Chiefs are all some of the many icons that give Kansas City its unique culture and pride. These landmarks and many more were incorporated into the new skyline design for AlphaGraphics, located at 1717 Oak Street in Kansas City. The mural’s concept and design were developed by Cityscape Design founder and Kansas City native, Jessica Janasz.
“AlphaGraphics was looking for a creative way to filter the harsh sunlight coming through their windows into their offices. While searching for a local artist, they came across Cityscape Design. We worked together to develop a unique and striking mural that would embody the spirit of both their company and the city that they call home. The biggest challenge was making sure that all of the iconic pieces ‘peeked’ through the windows in the right places. The design was created as if you’re inside of a building looking out the windows at a view of the city.”
The team at AlphaGraphics Kansas City needed window graphics and was drawn to Janasz’s designs of Kansas City but wanted something custom for this project, resulting in a collaboration to add new landmarks of the city for the mural. The final product was printed on 3M Graphics window perforation film and installed by the AlphaGraphics Kansas City team, the mural covers the entire windowed facade of the two-story building and is the first mural for Cityscape Design.
Janasz experimented with different mediums to create her first cityscape in 2013. Blending color theory and proportion, she pieces together each design to ensure all buildings are balanced and layered. “I work through every design as though it is a puzzle to solve,” Janasz said. “My designs are not a literal representation of the city that you can compare to a photograph, but a composition of iconic and favorite landmarks through the eyes of the locals who live there.” The AlphaGraphics mural presented new opportunities and challenges because of the layout of the windows, and the goal was to create a unique and powerful representation of and for Kansas City.”
“The art by Jessica and final window graphics are amazing! We love seeing people slow down and stop to look and take photos,” said Haley Haar, Owner of AlphaGraphics Kansas City. “While they can’t see us inside the building because of the nature of the window graphics, we get a glimpse of their enjoyment as they pass!” Window graphics are a great way to showcase your brand while providing utility for things like privacy and energy conservation.
“We love to work with local artists; this collaboration was a perfect partnership for us!” – Haley Haar
Look for more great work from Cityscape Design and AlphaGraphics Downtown Kansas City in the future.
About Cityscape Design: Cityscape Design offers original landscapes and skylines of metro areas, displayed on prints, drinkware, cards, apparel, tote bags, ornaments, and woodcut designs. While the primary focus is Kansas City, Janasz has created designs for 24 other cities and is always looking for new opportunities for custom projects. Stay updated on new products and projects by liking Cityscape Design on Facebook or following Jessica for a look behind the scenes on Instagram.
About AlphaGraphics Downtown Kansas City: Located in the creative Crossroads Arts District, AlphaGraphics Kansas City is a certified Women-Owned business (WBENC, KCMO & MDOT) that specializes in helping their customers solve marketing problems. The printing company’s production specialties are in digital color and large format printing with a focus on the creative and unique. Check out our social channels and blog to learn the latest news and techniques.
Special thanks to The Roasterie Kansas City, The Boulevard Brewing Company, Sporting Kansas City and the Kansas City Chiefs for the use of your imagery to make this mural possible!