MR SUN by Chad Mize and Nikolas Kekllas
MR SUN was a character created by Griffin Advertising in the late 1940s to promote the city of St. Petersburg. Different variations of the image have been used throughout the decades. Compelled by the new life that St. Petersburg has acquired through the years, Mize decided to re-think this logo in a way that captures present day St. Pete. In vibrant hues of blue and yellow, the muralists, Mize and Nikolas Kekllas, create an image that remains vintage in essence, but also vibrant and refreshing all at once. The project took about 3 days to finish and the funds to cover expenses were raised by an online promotional campaign, "$$$ for Murals." The campaign raised about $1,000 in funds for MR SUN, as well as other current and future projects.