Our client Extole is a referral marketing company specializing in new customer acquisition for its clients. They recently moved their San Francisco office and asked us to propose a treatment for their lobby.
The men’s club vibe of their building on Sansome Street downtown is apparent in the marble and chandelier—which we decided to play against. We worked with Los Angeles illustrator Greg Clarke to create a series of Greco-Roman busts that are equal parts classical, modern (note the iPhone), and ridiculous (animal heads). Greg’s approach harmonizes with the formality of the architectural space while simultaneously creating a humorous (and therefore human) contrast.
Environmental photography by John Sutton.