Spider-Man, Spider-Man, crawls all over Melbourne walls when he can.
Ahead of the July 6 release of the eagerly awaited Spider-Man: Homecoming, Melbourne is getting its very own spidey tribute.
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Melbourne artist Sam Yong was chosen by Sony Pictures and Melbourne outdoor advertising agency Apparition Media to design a custom piece for the upcoming film release.
But where will it be, Melbourne Lyf? We hear you ask.
The mural will be brought to life in Melbourne Central’s Knox Lane.
Painting has already begun, with the final product on display from Friday, June 9.
“You don’t get much more Melbourne than large-scale, painted murals,” says Tyson Hunter, co- founder of Apparition Media.
“It’s great to see that our artists are being recognised on the world scale. We can’t think of anyone better than Sam Yong to design this piece. He’s a huge fan of the comic and movie series.”
About the artist
New Zealand-born and Melbourne-based, Sam’s unique creations have captivated his 70,000 Instagram followers.
Meanwhile, his work for Apparition Media is garnering the attention of advertisers world-wide.
“Sony approached us to paint the campaign, and we suggested they take a risk and allow Sam to design it,” Tyson says,
“They knew his style would complement their campaign perfectly. His first sketch got sent straight to Sony Pictures and Marvel in the U.S. and they absolutely loved it.”
The mural will be complete and on display for the public for five weeks.
About Spider-Man: Homecoming
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider- Man: Homecoming.
Peter returns home under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.).
Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.