Artist: Hoxxoh, Photo: by Edel Mohr

Noirs One

About Noirs One

Based out of: St. Petersburg
Mitch Cook, known as Noirs One, is a recent St. Petersburg transfer by way of North Carolina. He has worked
as a graphic designer and muralist for eight years. Noirs One is best known for juxtaposing patterns found in
urban environments, from geometric and structural, to floral and organic. His work aims to bring attention to the
beauty that can exist in monotony.

About the Mural

This colorful, brash abstract work brightens the I-175 South branch of the freeway. But the cars merging onto the interstate miss it. This mural by Noirs One (pronounced “Norse”) decorates the outside of the overpass, facing the buildings just north of the freeway – at 500 Delmar Terrace South. The curves of All Children’s Hospital rise up behind the mural, just across the interstate.

The address is a little tricky. Delmar Terrace is sandwiched between 5th Avenue South and 4th Avenue South. The mural is on that street, between 5th Street and 6th Street South, before Delmar Terrace dead-ends into 4th Street.

The interstate spreads out above you, at the top of a grassy embankment. Aqua, gold, rich red and orange, white and blues and pink. Straight lines and diagonals and zig zags, arcs and interlocking circles. It’s a bold celebration of colors and shapes, only 6 feet high but a sprawling hundred and 20 feet long.

Starting on the left, the wall is bare grey concrete – until a coil of dark blue painted-on barbed wire reaches out into the grey. Just to the right, a fat white line curves out onto the concrete and down to the grass – then arcs up and toward the right, across blues, blacks, pinks and sparks of gold – an overlapping puzzle of abstract shapes that keep on changing patterns – straight and angles, rectangles and squares and curves, thick lines and thin. And here and there, obscured, cut off and hard to make out, the lower-case words, “noirs” and “one.”

The blue painted barbed wire arcs across the mural, like a coil unspooling.

One of the most colorful sections finds squares in many shades of blue piled like blocks at the base of the mural, interrupted by a square of orange, a triangle of red and a triangle of pink.

A thick, bright blue band swirls across the wall in knots, pulsing with movement.

Mitch Cook, who paints using the name Noirs One, moved to St. Pete from North Carolina. He painted this stretch of wall by himself in 6 days. He planned to paint a straight-across design, but after seeing the subtle rise of the wall as the freeway entrance heads toward I-275, he changed the images so they rise along the wall.

He explains that the mural, “was inspired by my day-to-day experiences in the city— things that most people look over. Chain link fences, sewer grates, and barbed wire fences – things we see everyday, that may seem mundane. But with the right perspective, they can be beautiful.

“It’s a call for people to notice the little things because perhaps they aren’t so little after all. I choose to view these things as art and through my piece, I implore other people to do the same.

Other patterns in the piece are abstractions of his daily life. He points out, “the staircase of my apartment that I walk up every night and the graffiti I see on my walk to the corner store every morning. I used the colors of the St. Petersburg flag as the personality of the city— colorful and bright.”

The sun radiating at the center of the mural is his tribute to the Sunshine City.

Title: Untitled

Address: 500 Delmar Terrace S

Building: Freeway wall

Installation Date: 2018

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Sarah Sheppard2023

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Hannah Eddy2023

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Marina Capdevila2022


Reginald O'Neal 2022

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Jeff Williams2022

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Ashley Cantero2022

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Amy Ilic-Volpe2022

Jason Harvin2022

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Chad Mize2022

The Happy Mural Project2022

Greg Mike2021

Mwanel Pierre-Louis2021

Jenipher Chandley2021

Case Maclaim2021

Jared Wright2021

Bakpak Durden2021

Nicole Salgar2021

Ricky Watts2021


Woes Martin2021

Jason Harvin2021

Miss Crit2021

Michael Fatutoa2021

Emily Ding2021

Reid Jenkins2021

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Leo Gomez2021

Ya La'Ford2021


Chad Mize 2021

Brain Storm2020

Brian Butler2020

Lili Yuan2020

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Tatiana Suarez2020

Elle LeBlanc2020

Mason Schwacke2020

Alex Yanes2020

Kenny Coil and Marc Berenguer2020

Nneka Jones and Bianca Burrows2020


Cecilia Lueza2019

George Rose2019

Morning Breath2019

Vitale Brothers2019

Cory Robinson-CLEAN Campaign2019


Taylor White2019


Princess Smith2019

Brian McAlister, Gibbs High Mural Club and Boys & Girls Club Members2019

JR-Inside Out2019

Paola Delfin2019

Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese2019

Drew Merritt2019

Low Bros2019

Jay Hoff2019

Taj Tenfold2019

Leo Gomez2019


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David Charlton2019

Todd Frain and Creative Clay2019

Haider Ali2018

Ya La Ford2018

Gibbs Rounsavall2018

Angela Faustina2018

Bekky Beukes2018

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Melanie Posner2018


J and S Signs2018

Sarah Page2018

Nomad Clan2018


Cecilia Lueza2018

Matt Kress2018

Michael Vahl2018

Noirs One2018


Justin Wagher2018


Matthew Hoffman2018


Joram Roukes2017

Jose Mertz2017

Stephen Palladino2017

Yok and Shero2017

Herbert Scott Davis2017


Lauren YS2017

Mikael B2017

ZuluPainter and Thirst2017

Axel Void and L.E.O.2017

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Daniel "R5" Barojas2017

Sam Yong2017

Ali Vasquez and Todd Frain2016

Angela Delaplane2016


Arlin Graff2016

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Daniel Mrgan2016

Pixel Pancho2016

Michael Reeder2016

Alex Pardee2016

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Mark Gmehling2016

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Andrew Spear2015

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Carrie Jadus2015


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