A Portrait of Solar Paint
Solar Paint & Graphic DesignFrom the Artist:
“This piece is a portrait of solar paint illustrating the scientific make-up and application. I found it inspiring that these young scientists were being creative and innovative with something so prevalent in our society today, paint. To create the piece I researched the subject, sketched out ideas on paper, then chose various ideas to execute on the computer.”
— Shadrach Lindo
Cities, towns and villages across the world are covered in paint for aesthetic reasons. Texan scientists Alli Martin, Toluwani Soares and Shyam Raghavan asked what else could paint do? Their project addresses the world’s energy crisis with the invention of solar paint. The paint is the first of its kind that can be applied to a variety of surfaces and harvest energy from the sun’s rays. The scientists tested the paint on substances like concrete, metals and glass, and they envision a future where cities and roadways are covered in paint to help power the world.
Shadrach Lindo is a Brooklyn-based art director and graphic designer for music, fashion, advertising and art with 15 years of experience designing and creating. He attended the University of Colorado and later moved to Brooklyn, NY where his work has been published in Grafik, Dazed & Confused, Tokion, I-D, and Surface.
His personal work includes video art, curatorial, and other music related projects.