Camille Walala’s works might be instantly recognizable, but the London-based designer still creates them in unexpected places – as with this gas station in Arkansas’ Fort Smith.

The French designer has transformed a disused vintage petrol station into a public piece of art, created with the help of local volunteers who spent several days painting the structure with Walala’s dizzyingly colourful design.

Walala wrapped the 1950 structure in her signature black-and-white stripes and pastel shades, influenced by her love of the Memphis movement, ‘dazzle’ painting techniques and textiles by women of the Southern Ndebele tribe.

The Walala Pump & Go is commissioned by the creative studio JustKids and will remain in-situ for the foreseeable future.

An Arkansas gas station gets a colourful makeover courtesy of Camille Walala
Courtesy JustKids
An Arkansas gas station gets a colourful makeover courtesy of Camille Walala
Courtesy JustKids

Grand Avenue & 11th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA

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