Who painted the giant Burberry Christmas murals in New York City?

Who painted the giant Burberry Christmas murals in New York City?

Brush boy

Text: Andrea Sim

Introducing the talented 20-year-old Blondey McCoy

Blondey McCoy is one of those kids who make the adults feel small. Not technically legal yet, McCoy is already a wizard on the skateboard, who just so happens to design a streetwear and jewellery brand named Thames. Oh, he is also a bonafide artist with solo exhibitions and a collaboration with Damien Hirst under his belt. NBD? He's Burberry's latest fixation.

Blondey McCoy for Burberry Christmas 2017

Featured in Burberry’s rainwear campaign prior — not to mention Palace and Adidas ads too, plus an Alasdair McLellan-directed music video for The XX — McCoy has gone on to bigger things: Creating campaigns for the brand. First, a large-scale wall art piece near Burberry's September show venue this year in Clerkenwell, London, and now, three towering murals in New York City depicting a British Christmas. 

McCoy's distinct style, one uniting the disparate, is seen in his personal pieces as well his latest artwork for Burberry that draws upon his Yuletude memories and a sense of nostalgia — represented by objects hand-painted on buildings in Manhattan's Soho and Flatiron districts.

See the artist's work above, and get to know the wonder boy below.