Curating the Map: Artists Behind Google Lens & Wescover

Curating the Map: The First Creators on Lens

 

If you’ve been following Wescover, you already know that we launched a unique augmented reality/visual search experience with Google Lens! This all started when our founder connected with the Google Lens team to let them know about our awesome, growing Creator community and that their works could be a perfect fit for a lens experience. From the beginning, it was clear that this will be a great collaboration since both Google Lens and Wescover are excited about our vision of “making the world a showroom.”

 

Wescover enables artists and designers to get credit for their work —anywhere it exists.  Especially in the Bay Area, there’s so much excitement over supporting unique and original Creators. Yet, consumers have trouble finding out who-made-what in design spaces they love like coffee shops and restaurants. By giving creators credit on Wescover, we hope to make the local design community more discoverable outside of niche markets and to connect them with new opportunities. 

 

We had a lot to consider when curating the first round of art to be revealed with Wescover and Google Lens! We wanted to curate unique local art and get Lens users excited about discovering our community of Creators. We wanted to create an experience that was less of a scavenger hunt and more of a taste for anyone who was interested in seeing it in action. We found art that we thought would resonate with the diverse people in San Francisco: from the in-the-know design hunter who loves going out to dinner to the excited art fan who wants the story behind the murals they pass by on their way to work.

 

Here’s a list of artists who made it into our first map! 

 

Il Dolce Far Niente and Tutto Finisce A Tarallucci E Vino by Melissa Wagner at Delarosa

Painting by Melissa Wagner   Photo by Melissa Wagner
Melissa Wagner, Creator on Wescover

More by Melissa Wagner >

 

French Bulldog and Backwards by Francois Bard at Spruce

 

French Bulldog by Francoise Bard at Spruce

 

Backwards by Francois Bard

Francois Bard

More by Francoise Bard >

 

Wire Feathers by Kristine Mays at The Boom Boom Room

Kristine Mays

 

More by Kristine Mays >

 

White Tile by Nicole Sweeney at Homage SF

White Tile by Nicole Sweeney at Homage SF

Nicole Sweeney

More by Nicole Sweeney >

 

Bird Song #3 by Joshua Coffy at Anchor Coworking Space

Joshua Coffy

More by Joshua Coffy >

 

Once Emerged From The New Night Fog by Annie Vought at 600 California

 Once Emerged From The New Night Fog by Annie Vought

Annie Vought

More by Annie Vought >

 

Self-Consuming Self Mural by BiP in the Tenderloin District

Self-Consuming Self by BiPMuralist BiP on Wescover

More by BiP >

 

 

Crack – White by Durwood Zedd at Spruce

Crack-White by Durwood Zedd

Durwood Zedd

 

More by Durwood Zedd >

 

Breathe by Amandalynn in the SOMA District

 Breathe by Amandalynn

Amandalynn

More by Amandalynn >

 

Mezcalito Mural by Brian Barneclo at Mezcalito

Mezcalito Mural by Brian Barneclo

Brian Barneclo

More by Brian Barneclo >

 

Young Girl Never Letting Go by Gary Ruddell at Spruce

Young Girl Never Letting Go by Gary Ruddell

Gary Ruddell

More by Gary Ruddell >

Wall Mural by Heather Day at Craftsman and Wolves

Wall Mural by Heather Day at Craftsman and Wolves Cafe

Heather Day

More by Heather Day >

 

 

Equinox Hanging Garden #32 by John DiPaolo at Spruce

Detail of Exquinox Hanging Harden Painting by John DiPaolo

John DiPaolo

 

More by John DiPaolo >

 

Artwork “Mamma” by Kelly Tunstall at A16

Artwork "Mamma" by Kelly Tunstall

Kelly Tunstall

 

More by Kelly Tunstall >

 

The Multicolored Wall Installation by Leah Rosenberg at Pinhole Coffee

 The Multicolored Wall Installation by Leah Rosenberg

Leah Rosenberg

 

More by Leah Rosenberg >

 

Buried Anchor by Delaine Hackney at Anchorage Square

 Buried Anchor by Delaine Hackney

Delaine Hackney

 

More by Delaine Hackney >

 

Peace by James Reka near the Civic Center

Peace Mural by James Reka

James Reka

More by James Reka >

 

 

All The Things Mural by Elliot C Nathan near Duboce Park

Mural by Elliot C Nathan

Elliot C Nathan

More by Elliot C Nathan >

 

What Dreams Are Made Of by Ursula Xanthe Young at the Grand Hyatt

 What Dreams Are Made Of by Ursula Xanthe Young

Ursula Xanthe Young

More by Ursula Xanthe Young >

 

 

Wescover is not just an invisible tag on sold products, but a network of connections that reveals more about the physical world and helps us trust new brands and spaces. We are really excited to make the world a showroom. This expands the ability for even local designers to get discovered authentically without having to pay for a dedicated retail space. For consumers, this means they can make meaningful connections to artists and designers directly from their authentic experiences. 

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