You Are Not Alone Murals

This project is conceived of and curated by myself (Dirty Bandits) and Samantha Schutz, mental health advocate and critically-acclaimed author of I Don’t Want To Be Crazy. It includes a series of murals that read You Are Not Alone.

Annica and Samantha in front of the first mural in the series. Photo by Jackson Cook

There is nothing that brings me more joy than collaborating with friends. I am happiest in life when I’m being either productive, creative or social – collaborating on personal projects affords me all of those things at once! Personal projects like this have been the pillar of my entire career, allowing me to share more about myself and my interests than just design and typography.

This series was launched in May 2019 for Mental Health Awareness Month. See and read about all the murals.

Mural by Dirty Bandits in Greenpoint | Photo by Graham Burns

The first three You Are Not Alone murals launched across New York City in May 2019, timed to coincide with Mental Health awareness month. Though inspired by a compassion for those struggling with mental health issues, the murals have broad appeal and offer support to anyone who feels misunderstood, victimized, or abandoned. Each artist works in the same color palette and illustrates the phrase: You Are Not Alone. While the murals are unified, each artist brings his or her unique visual and emotional interpretation to the project. The aim is to grow the project beyond New York to other cities across the country in the months and years to come.

Mural by Adam Fu and Dirty Bandits in Bushwick
Mural by Jason Naylor in Bushwick

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