Blank Space Birmingham
The group began as a project of real estate developer Kyle Kruse with his wife Stephanie Guckenberger and Meghan McCollum. Kruse had an idea for a pop art-style mural depicting Vulcan in bright colors on the side of the Lichter's Building, which he owned, at 1818 3rd Avenue North.
Kruse followed that project with a more ambitious idea for the side of the adjacent Whitmire Lofts building, which he also owned. This time he collaborated with artist Andy Jordan to develop a design similar to the Vulcan mural but depicting performing artists in an overall composition alluding to color television test patterns. The idea was to convey a sense of the arts "coming into focus" with the completion of the renovations at the nearby Lyric Theatre contributing to the city's theater district.
- Whitley, Carla Jean (December 16, 2015) "Vulcan Mural Project brightens the city center." The Birmingham News
- Cook, Sarah (June 27, 2016) "Bringing Birmingham back to focus." Iron City Ink
- McClintock, Jamie (July 1, 2016) "New color on old walls." Weld for Birmingham
- Blank Space Bham website