The Astor hostel group is one of the biggest in London, its a family run business with 4 hostels around London with over 40 years of experience.
We got asked to paint the biggest of the 4 hostels which was is the Victoria. Its very close to the river Thames and is in a huge old Victorian building.
The hostel itself has great staff from all over the world and the reception is always busy, it has a big basement kitchen, chillout reception area and a cinema room too.
We were asked to paint the cinema room with iconic images of the screen and give a generally better feeling to the room,
The room at first glance felt a bit empty with its high walls and blank walls. But that's why we were are here!
We had a brief from Alex (the owner) to cut out the following people on a scale of 1m x 1m:
- James Dean
- Marylin Monroe
- Scar Face - Tony Montana
- Charlie Chaplin
- Pulp Fiction
- Sound of Music
We set about to our work and this was the results...