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Starwood Hotel mural

Environmental Graphics, Consumer

For the lobby of their new Washington, DC, location, Starwood Hotels envisioned a large mural containing the names of all the countries along Embassy Row. Oakland, California-based design collective Guts and Glory began by developing a custom typeface and setting each name by hand. They then wove the 60 embassy names together with a map of Washington DC to create an intricate mural that merges the local and the international.

Amalia Ramos, Starwood Hotels, art director; Faun Chapin/Meg Paradise, designers; Guts & Glory (Oakland, CA), design firm; Starwood Hotels, client.