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Adam Fu & Dirty Bandits

75 Scott Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn

Artist Statement by Adam Fujita: Having lost several friends to suicide and depression, this cause is incredibly close and personal to me. My own personal mental health is tied directly to my emotional well being. Something that is often looked over in our overworked and over-monetized society. I was so drawn to this mural project as I am always striving to bring messages to the public that encourage and remind people that we are a global community. The ties that bind us to our neighbor across the hall are the same that bind us to people on the opposite side of the planet. We are all connected. This mural is intended to celebrate that.


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Photo Graham Burns @thebrothersbuoy

Photo Graham Burns @thebrothersbuoy

Adam Fu x DirtyBandits -- Timelapse

Adam Fujita (Adam Fu) is a Product Designer and artist living and working in Brooklyn New York. He holds an MFA in Product Design from the Products of Design department at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. As a product designer he is constantly investigating the role that products and services play in our personal and public lives. And the value of use these products hold to effect change and to solve problems.

Adam’s neon style work has been an exploration of protest and resistance through the use of the medium of street art and the internet. As a response to the election results of 2016 in the US Adam has been using the neon as a metaphor for "keeping the lights on " this volatile and dangerous Trump administration. Not willing to let them operate behind the shadows of Washington DC. Adam has been making political statements and protests with his neon street art and graffiti most of his adult life. He has addressed gender issues, police violence, women's rights, corporate greed, nativism and more with his neon style street art. Adam has a 25 year history writing graffiti starting in San Francisco in the early 1990s and has been working and living in NYC since 2001.

Annica Lydenberg (Dirty Bandits) is an art director, lettering artist, illustrator, and mural painter working with agencies and brands to create more authentic products, campaigns, and spaces. Work done by Dirty Bandits is fueled by Annica’s deep appreciation for type, her interest in storytelling, and dedication to brands and individuals working for social good. Projects include working with companies on campaigns, branding, books, lettering projects, and murals.