If you didn't know the name David Choe, you probably do now. A few days ago, The New York Times reported that the San Jose, California-based graffiti artist was paid in stock for creating artwork at Facebook, meaning that when Facebook stock trades publicly later this year, he stands to make an astounding $200 million. Last year, we were lucky enough to tour one of Facebook's older buildings and we saw, first-hand, Choe's works all over the walls. He's since painted inside the new Facebook headquarters, which you can see on his blog.
Another artist name you may want to start getting familiar with is Jet Martinez. The Mexican born, San Francisco-based muralist and painter recently completely one of the prettiest pieces you'll find at the new Menlo Park campus. Called Bouquet, it's a bright, colorful mural that is sure to stop anyone in their tracks. As Sara Lent, one of Facebook's employees wrote, “Thanks for the gorgeous mural JET MARTINEZ! I work right by this and it brings a smile to my face every time I pass it!”
Update: Read our exclusive interview with Jet Martinez to find out the inspiration behind this mural.
FINAL BOUQUET MURAL: