Aquarium of the Bay
Murals, Illustration, Placards,Posters and Displays
It all started with Underwater World located in San Francisco at Pier 39 and
built in the early 1990's.Tessler did themed attractions, painted murals and
designed displays. This all led to similar projects around the world in places
like Guam and Minnesota.
Later, the name was changed to the Aquarium of the Bay and Tessler continued to several themed attractions, murals and displays including
detailed species cards, note cards, posters and in 2016 John Painted the entire exterior of the building.
After painting the building, Pier 39 invited John to produce concepts and layouts to paint over the faded Wyland mural on The Hard Rock Cafe which are currently being reviewed and considered. Below are some more of those concepts.
Pier 39, San Francisco
Painting Over the Wyland Mural
Originally Tessler was going to paint a couple of whales to replace the Wyland whale but the Pier 39 staff wanted to see something with sea lions and fish. The large shark was a little too aggressive and so John did the less-threatening example below.