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A statement. An art form. A movement. You Are Not Alone Murals is a community-based art project that offers a message of hope, and aims to spark dialogue around mental health. For the third year in a row, the project, which features murals from local artists, has returned to the Seaport in honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month.
This year, 10 murals from 10 artists cover more than 160 feet and are designed by some of New York City’s best mural artists. You can discover these murals along the East River Esplanade and bike path, north of the Tin Building, located on South & Beekman Streets.
Share on Social: When you share your photos of the murals, make sure you use #YouAreNotAloneArt and #SeaportArts and tag your photo @youarenotalonemurals and @theseaportnyc.
Now on view
East River Esplanade
South & Beekman Streets
Meet the Artists
Adam Fujita is a Product Designer and Artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He holds an MFA in Product Design from the Products of Design department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He has been making artwork with spray paint since his youth in San Francisco starting actively writing graffiti in 1992. Transitioning to design by accident after many years in NYC Adam has merged the concepts of product design and public art through the medium of letter based murals and illustrations to send signals and to support disenfranchised communities. Adam’s blinding neon style work has been an exploration of protest and activism pushing social justice to the forefront of his themed work all the while bringing a nostalgic and whimsical vibe with it.Learn More
Alanna Flowers is a freelance lettering artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY where she runs AGF Design Studio. She creates work using bold, playful lettering in a range of styles for brands like Adobe, The Los Angeles Times, Little Brown Young Readers, American Greetings, and more. In addition to working with a variety of clients, she enjoys sharing what she knows about lettering, digital art, and freelance through weekly YouTube videos, and tutorials with other artists.Learn More
Cristina Pagnoncelli, aka CRISPA, is a visual artist, designer and muralist from Brazil. She has also lived and worked in Barcelona and NYC, and usually travels a lot working from anywhere she finds herself at the time. Acting as an independent professional for years, Cristina works with lettering and several different projects using type, illustration and letters as the main role creating unique visual brands, book covers, editorials and murals from medium to large scale and different finishes. Among exhibitions and international recognition she was a typography jury to the 2021’s ADC Annual Awards of The One Club for Creativity NY and to the 2019’s Bienal Brasileira de Design – ADG Brasil. Since 2015 she became reference in chalk murals – and also launched her own “school project” @oficinadegiz – sharing her knowledge through workshops and lectures in Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, Spain and Italy.Learn More
Jason is a NYC artist, known for bright colors and even brighter themes, commonly found on large scale murals around the world. His work explores the communication of human emotions using organic shapes, bold colors and a strong design aesthetic. Jason has worked with various brands like Coach, Pepsi, Toyota, and Microsoft. He has received global recognition for his work including a Golden Novum Design Award. In 2018, BUMBLE named Jason one of its 100 Most Inspiring New Yorkers. People love Jason for his unforgettable colors and the optimism woven into his work. His relentless positivity and kindness translate across many mediums and applications, and his technicolor murals capture the hearts of everyone who sees them.Learn More
Space Type is an NYC-based studio practice specializing in letterforms and generative typographic design in the form of large-format murals, limited-series risograph publishing, interactive digital experiences, and custom typefaces. They create and nurture diverse typographic experiences and regularly engage with communities and institutions through traditional and experimental workshops and classes. Building off of a decade’s worth of experience, their work has been installed in public galleries, exhibitions, and open-air sites, and they regularly engage with communities and institutions such as [email protected], Letterform Archive, and Parsons School of Design by building digital platforms, teaching workshops and classes, and offering accessible educational resources.Learn More
Marco Santini is an award-winning artist, mentor and inventor. Santini draws inspiration from inclusion, positivity, and language. His One Love logo, which features the word love in over 100 languages, symbolizes that there’s more that unites us than divides us. His artwork is on permanent display at the Museum of Art and Photography in Bangalore, India. His designs have been featured at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris and he notably live painted at the United Nations General Assembly in 2019. He has collaborated with Bloomingdale’s on over 20 art activations across the country with celebrity collectors including Ringo Starr (The Beatles), Matt Morrison (Glee) and Sarah Hughes (Olympic Gold Medalist) to name a few.Learn More
Rich Tu is a first generation Filipino-American and award-winning designer and artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. In addition, he hosts the Webby Honoree podcast First Generation Burden, which focuses on intersectionality and diversity within the creative industry, and is the co-founder of the COLORFUL grant with the One Club, dedicated to creating opportunities for early stage BIPOC creatives. Rich is a graduate of SVA’s Illustration as Visual Essay MFA program. He has previously won the ADC Young Guns award and recently received the prestigious Paul Manship Medallion for significant contributions to the Art Directors Club and creative industry. Creatively, his focus is on emerging audiences and energetic brands that benefit from an eclectic and unique point of view.Learn More
Sally is a multi-disciplinary creative and community builder. Her illustrative, graphic and mural art has been commissioned by the New York City Council, Masks for America and Ad Council. She’s been featured in Essence, Time Out, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and the MoMA Design Store. Sally studied industrial design at the University of Canberra. As an industrial designer, she worked for Smart Design, Built NY, Coach and Quirky and has spent over two decades using her creativity as an illustrator, industrial designer, community builder, anti-racism activist and social justice advocate in the United States. As a community builder and employee number three at CreativeMornings, she helped to build the largest face-to-face creative community in the world.Learn More
Visual artist Soraya Marquez aka Indie184 is a native New Yorker, from Dominican descent, has been active in the graffiti culture for over 2 decades. Determined to express herself to the world through art, she quit business college to teach herself how to sew, paint and produce graphic design. Also influenced by abstract expressionism and pop art, her paintings are raptures of color and textures. Fused with of her original graffiti and street art, imagery, and designs juxtaposed with personal messages. Indie’s art has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including El Museo del Barrio in New York City and Völklingen Ironworks Museum, in Saarbrücken Germany, Museo de Bellas Artes De Murcia in Spain as well as numerous solo and group gallery exhibtions. Her graffiti and mixed media murals can be found in the streets from the South Bronx to Paris.Learn More
Zipeng is a Chinese-born artist, designer, art director, illustrator, and animator in New York City who wants to make every day a razzle-dazzle musical. His clients include Apple, Adidas, Adobe, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Twitter, Netflix, New York Times, Harry’s, Viacom, The New Yorker, Fox, Away, CNN, MTV, Chobani, and Samsung. He was one of the Art Directors Club Young Guns 13 winners and has been recognized as Print magazine’s New Visual Artist and The One Show Young Ones. His work has been exhibited all over the world including New York, Barcelona, Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai, Beijing and other major museums and institutions. Now he runs his creative practice Dazzle Studio and gift shop Dazzle Supply to push dazzle to the next level.Learn More
About The Project S+6
Launched in New York City in 2019, You Are Not Alone Murals is a community-based art project that consists of 65+ murals globally. In order to participate, an artist paints a legal mural in their community with the phrase: You Are Not Alone (in any language; uses the the color palette of yellow, black, white, and gray; and then shares their work online. While these key elements are repeated for impact, each artist brings their unique style, story, and heart to the project.
You Are Not Alone Murals was founded by long-time friends Annica Lydenberg (Dirty Bandits), art director, lettering artist, illustrator, and mural painter, and Samantha Schutz, mental health advocate and the author of the critically-acclaimed anxiety disorder memoir, I Don’t Want to Be Crazy. Schutz says, “The murals and digital works remind viewers that no matter what challenges each of us is dealing with, our emotions are universal. No one is immune to anxiety, grief, anger, shame, and sadness. We are fundamentally connected through our humanity and, therefore, never alone.” “Repetition is an important component of the project,” says Lydenberg. “Whether people see the works digitally or in person, the goal is for viewers to feel seen and supported. The more often someone comes in contact with the message, the greater the impact and the more likely they will feel the message applies to them.”Learn More