Retail/Restaurants Shake Shack art

Published on August 25th, 2015 |

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Shake Shack commissions major art piece from local SCAD student

Shake Shack, the Buckhead Atlanta restaurant, recently collaborated with Savannah College of Art for a commission art piece by local SCAD student Jean-Pierre Villafañe

SCAD student Pierre  is shown with his art that was commission by Buckhead's Shake Shack restaurant.

SCAD student Pierre  Villafane  is shown with his art that was commission by Buckhead’s Shake Shack restaurant.

—a graffiti-style painting that now hangs on the wall of the popular burger, hot dog and frozen custard joint.

For the design, entitled “Eclectic Daze,” Villafañe incorporated elements from Shake Shack’s iconic logo and adapted a street art motif to represent the brand’s young and vibrant image.

Measuring 72- by 84-inches, the acrylic, ink and spray paint design on canvas features an orange graffiti circle representing a “Georgia Peach” and playful pattern in Shake Shack’s bright green color scheme on a black background.

Villafañe is currently studying architecture and industrial design at SCAD and is expected to graduate in spring 2016. The artist exhibits a passion for graffiti and urban art in his work. For more information about Villafañe and his work, visit www.jeanpierreskem.com.

Shake Shack’s commitment to the arts stems from its beginning, when the first outpost in New York City opened in 2001 to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation.

In Atlanta, the partnership between Shake Shack and SCAD upholds the restaurant’s mission to “Stand For Something Good” by embracing the local community and supporting the arts since opening its Buckhead location last September.

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