Graffiti Mural Marks History in York

Three of our best graffiti artists headed to York recently to help with an interesting stunt.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the UK’s premier heritage railways and one of the most historic lines in the North of England, taking visitors on picturesque journeys along an 18-mile railway line aboard steam and heritage diesel trains. To celebrate the opening of their 2017 season NYMR decided to do something a little bit different, which is where we came in!

Braving the cold temperatures our graffiti artists worked onto a 3m by 4m canvas attached to a wall next to York Art Gallery at Exhibition Square in York city centre. The design we worked from was a photo of a famous train – the Royal Scot arriving into Grosmont Station, which will soon be happening in real life, when the well-known loco travels along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway between March 25 and April 2.


We painted the wall mural in a realistic style, paying close attention to the intricate details of the piece. This was a challenging painting to make but our team absolutely nailed it, which was backed up by many of the local people that stopped by, chatted with the artists and took photos. The work has helped raise awareness of the Royal Scot’s arrival and the story was featured on the BBC as well as several local newspapers.


We were really proud to work on this project. The versatility of our graffiti artists shows that street art can take many different forms and can help create awareness of an event or cause. If you have an idea for a publicity stunt, or you simply want to create a piece of amazing graffiti art that will brighten up your community then drop us a line. Our project managers will help you realise your vision!