Fast forward a decade or so and BMD has thrown off its illegal-painting-on-the-wall “bad boy” image and started making some legitimate money adding street cred to company offices, corporate brands, and even private houses.
Last year BMD worked with brands like I Love Ugly, Google and Microsoft. The pair appeared in a couple of videos to show off the capabilities of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and there was also a competition where fans got to suggest an idea for a big piece of graffiti art.
Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, 2013. Photo: Luke Shirlaw
Wellington, 2013. Photo: Blake Dunlop
Wellington, 2014. Photo: Blake Dunlop
BMD x Motel, Wellington, 2014. Photo: Brady Dyer
Hieroglyphics for Our Place, New Plymouth, 2014. Photo: Bianca Brons
BMD is also increasingly getting commissioned by New Zealanders prepared to pay to get their walls defaced. How much for a wall? No one’s giving anything away.