American Express is showcasing the work of visual artists on hand-painted billboards in their local cities with the goal of taking their art and careers to the next level.
The first billboard is up in East London London highlighting the art of Jo Hicks, who characterizes her work as “a playful exploration in the way we think about space, color, textures and everyday objects.”
Additional murals will launch in New York and Los Angeles in the coming weeks from artists including Tiffany Alfonseca @yungtifff, Hashim @softcircle, Dave Singley [email protected], Sylvia Ji @Sylviaji, Josie Portillo @josie_portillo, and Leah Tinari @leahtinari.
In related news, American Express plans to offer the first credit card ever made with ocean plastic in a collaboration with Parley for the Oceans.
“Our oceans play a vital role in our lives, the health of our planet and the health of travel and tourism, which American Express has long supported. It’s important that we raise awareness and do our part to keep our oceans blue,” says Doug Buckminster, Group President of Global Consumer Services, American Express. “Partnering with Parley is the right next step as we pursue our larger vision of backing our communities and sustaining the planet we share.”