San Francisco’s 7th floor and Mountain View’s 2nd floor received a brand new piece of art this summer. Mozilla’s Rust logo was fabricated using COR-TEN® steel, is 42″ in diameter and given a nice rusty patina. These pieces weigh about 100 pounds each and are being mounted very carefully by expert art handlers.
This installation is part of a larger art program that was initiated late last year. John Slater, Sean Martell and Barry Munsterteiger on the creative side with Rob Middleton and Pauline Proffett from WPR, formed a team charged with pulling Mozilla’s art assets and photos into one location and selecting pieces to display in our San Francisco and Mountain View offices. Through that process we’ve established a core art program for Mozilla’s offices that includes the option to install MozSpace logo signage in office reception areas, framed Mozilla branded t-shirts in work spaces and conference rooms, along with a wide variety of Mozilla branded art and photos.
What’s next, you ask? First, we’re moving beyond San Francisco and Mountain View to other MozSpaces. So if you’re a Mozillian outside of California keep your eyes peeled, new art will likely be coming your way! Next, we’re looking to add local flavor and personality to each office where art is concerned:
- A Community Art Gallery is planned for the Mountain View office (look for more details in Q4)
- MozPDX is actively looking for the right artist to paint a mural in their kitchen
- MozVancouver will install pieces created by local photographers and artists that reflect the parks and landmarks YVR conference rooms are named for
- Vancouver is also mulling over having a local artist create a Firefox-themed totem for their office
- We’re looking at an opportunity to have MVers assemble a Firefox logo made out of Legos
Most of these awesome ideas came from you, our amazing Mozillians. Thanks for helping us shape our offices to reflect who you are!