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Pandr Murals Enliven Downtown Houston

"HEY y'all" mural by Pandr Design Co.
Posted: May 18, 2019 at 5:13 pm   /   by   /   comments (4)

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Anyone driving in downtown Houston in the 1300 block of McKinney is sure to notice the eye-catching Pandr Murals. The six paintings are spread out along one side of the building near the Shops at Houston Center.  The graphics murals scream hometown Houston as well as Texas pride!

"Made in TEXAS" graphic mural by Pandr Design Co.

“Made in TEXAS” graphic mural by Pandr Design Co.

Photographing Murals

My husband and I were on a mission to photograph many of the murals located in Houston’s downtown area. That is quite the lofty goal because there are many of them, and new ones keep cropping up in old as well as new places.

These bright and friendly murals have greeted passersby since early 2018.

Pandr Murals at 1301 McKinney St., Houston, Texas 77010

Pandr Murals at 1301 McKinney St., Houston, Texas 77010

Brookfield Properties

The largest owner of commercial real estate in downtown Houston is Brookfield Properties. They have been in business for over 120 years and operates globally, having over 600 properties worldwide according to their website.

They are the ones that commissioned these artful murals spurring on their name recognition as well as helping to beautify Houston. People from Brookfield Properties had made transformations in the Allen Center lobby plus the Shops at Houston Center. These murals were like putting a stamp on an envelope to complete the project.

"Smile y'all are in Houston" mural by Pandr Design Co.

“Smile y’all are in Houston” mural by Pandr Design Co.

Pandr Design Company

The company employed to create these murals is Pandr Design Co. located in San Diego, California.
Comprised of two co-founders, Roxy Prima, and Phoebe Cornog, as well as the person in charge of business development, Shanley Houk, their signage on each mural, undoubtedly propels them forward onto new projects. It is an excellent advertisement for them as well as Brookfield Properties.

Roxy and Phoebe host a weekly podcast titled Drunk on Lettering. These artists know what they are doing! The colors that they utilize as well as the wording packs a powerful punch!

"DREAM BIG" mural by Pandr Design Co.

“DREAM BIG” mural by Pandr Design Co.

Along with the six outdoor murals, there are two indoor ones in the underground food court space. The wording on those two are the following: “CHEERS HOUSTON” and “This IS the PLACE.” I was unaware of those two murals when photographing the exterior ones.

"HOUSTON Love" mural by Pandr Design Co.

“HOUSTON Love” mural by Pandr Design Co.

Hometown Pride

Those of us who live in Houston know it as an amiable city. Being able to enjoy the outside sunshine for most of the year probably helps.

Our parks, museums, restaurants, places of worship, tourist attractions, public art, and other amenities add to the joy of living here. Our downtown space is luring many suburbanites back into the city to live and be entertained.

These six Pandr murals speak for themselves!

"Downtown" with a heart shape around it is one of the six outdoor murals by Pandr Design Co. in Houston.

“Downtown” with a heart shape around it is one of the six outdoor murals by Pandr Design Co. in Houston.

Are you one of the many people who have noticed these murals and taken photos of them?  Many people have used this hashtag in their social media posts: #madeinHOU and I will be one of them!

I hope that you enjoyed learning about these colorful murals on and inside the Allen Center.


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  • May 21, 2019 at 3:15 am Peggy

    Hi Bruce,

    I agree with you. Public art does indeed enhance the beauty and vibrancy of our city.

  • May 21, 2019 at 2:32 am Bruce

    Love public art. It enhances the vibrant life of the city.

  • May 19, 2019 at 10:26 pm Christy B

    I like the “Houston Love” one the best! Great to see this public art 🙂

    • May 19, 2019 at 11:15 pm Peggy

      Hi Christy,

      I can imagine many graduation photos being taken in front of the mural with “Dream Big” on it. Nice to know which one was your favorite. They are all eye-catching particularly placed together on one side of the building.