Here is some of our recent tile mural work. Click here to see more of our public art.
 

   
     
  In This Issue:  
 

• New Tile Glazes
• Minneapolis St. Paul Project
• Process Video
• Ben Franklin Library

 
  Email: TitoDelgado@SBCGlobal.net

 
  Phone: (323) 273-3059    
  Mailing Address: 5684 Ash Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042  
Studio Address: 9050 E. Garvey Ave. Rosemead, CA 91770  
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  New Tile Glazes  
  Fresh out of the kiln!
We have recently been able to mix an even stronger, brighter glaze for the spray gradients used in the tile murals. We want the public to enjoy the art we install nice and bright in all its luster for years and years to come. Work never stops here in the studio! When we're not in the middle of major projects, we're developing and bettering our facilities, equipment and processes.
 
     
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  Minneapolis St. Paul Project  
 
 
 

Here's a short slideshow of the mural work we did for a few of the Minneapolis Rail Stations, along with the description of the work found on the Metropolitan Council website.

Central Corridor light rail station art concepts:
Snelling Avenue, Stadium Village, and 4th and Cedar Street Stations
Roberto Delgado


Delgado envisions using historic and current photographs

Fourth & Cedar Street Station
The theme is a unique canvas between tall buildings, capturing people and places around the station. The artist uses historic archival photographs and his own photo studies of the area to reflect the demographics of each station’s extended neighborhoods. Large cut-tiles of large photo silk-screened pictures – clearly visible from distances above, such as tall buildings – would be inserted into platform pavement. Communication and electrical cabinets would be clad in yellow brick with cut-tiles inserted into the cabinets in colors to be determined with input from community.

For all three stations, the artist will use a technique of photographs grouped together and applied to tiles via airbrush and photo silk-screen.

Snelling Avenue Station
A theme of capturing people and places around the Snelling area is inspired by historic archival photographs and the artist’s own photo studies of the area. The color scheme will be fairly bright, vibrant colors as expressed in a community meeting with the artist. The artist proposes cut-tiles inserted in platform pavement and/or concrete light columns, cut-tiles inserted into platform knee walls or communications/electrical cabinets.

Stadium Village Station
A theme of capturing people and places around Stadium Village is inspired by historic archival photographs and the artist’s own photo studies of the area. He proposes cut-tiles inserted in platform pavement and/or concrete light columns, and communication and/or electrical cabinets clad in brick with cut-tiles inserted into cabinets in colors of the Stadium Village Business Association and University of Minnesota.

 
     
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  Process Video  
     
This video shows our tile cutting and silkscreen process. Enjoy.
         
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  Benjamin Franklin Library - Painting Restored  
     
This outdoor work was recently restored & installed in the Ben Franklin Library in Mexico City.