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I’m a little late to regurgitate this sweet bit of tertiary linkage thanks to Mr Bilton, but hurry up and check out Maira Kalman’s take on the pursuit of happiness. Two personal icons for me personally are Benjamin Franklin and the guy who sort of invented the safety pin.
Fantastic illustrationsâ€”attention to textures and muted colorsâ€”loved it! Check it here.
Posted on Monday, 16 Mar 2009
Dan McCarthy has quite a selection of posters. art prints, and T-shirts over at his site. This new one of his, While You Were Sleeping, caught my eye in particular. I think it’s really terrific. It also seems like it would make a really great book cover.
Art: Jimmy DiMarcellis
Owltooth is Porous Walker is Jimmy DiMarcellisâ€”and this trinity is rockin some entertaining sketchbook messaging, complete with blood, nudity, and animals, heh. Really nice work!
When a boy and girl find an idol in the stomach of a rabbit, great riches follow, but for how long?
Ok, so I’m getting a little icon-crazy lately. I’ve been thinking about how the whole DIY “movement” has surfaced to mainstream media lately. I remember using that term for the first time back in my “skateboard-every-hour-of-the-day” period, referring to the duct tape ollie guard on the modified Airwalk hightops. Now there’s an entire network on cable dedicated to Doin’ It Yo’self. What kinda gets my goat is how selling DIY kits for various things are often just as expensive as a finished product.
“Don’t shoot!” I cried. “Don’t copy!” exclaimed Mr. Rand. Unfortunately, they kept shooting and copying because evolution is a very slow process, you will most likely never see the benefits of it.
While most people in America “celebrate” Earth Day (think, neo-hippies in city parks, peace symbols, solar panels, and the color green), today I am celebrating the birthday of Charles Mingus. If it wasn’t for artists like him, as far as I’m concerned this planet just isn’t worth saving. I obviously never knew the man himself, but over the years have gotten to know him so to speak through his music and books. He seems to me one of those rare people who trancended his own discipline (a musician, a composer, a bandleader, etc.) and
was is first and foremost an artist. Mr. Mingus has without a doubt left an indelible mark on everyone around him as well as many generations too come. He spoke out about the many injustices he faced in his life, stood firm in what he believed, loved more than he hated, and so onâ€”a fantastic inspiration to anyone.
So, best wishes to you Charlie Mingusâ€¦happy birthday!
Posted on Thursday, 30 Mar 2006
My favorite new imageblog is from long-time favorite, pixel-by-pixel artistsâ€¦Eboy. Subscribe to their xml feed here or go directly to their site at www.eboy.com. Either way you’re in for a treatâ€”all of their work is so fun to look at, it’s humorous, imaginative and all of it is executed flawlessly!
There’s plenty of really nice posters at the Eboy store as well.
Saxton Moore held a Hey! Hey! Hey! Throwback Thursday contest where people submitted their Fat Albert art. There’s quite a few that are really amazing, check it!
Art: Brian Morris
â€¦and the skinny guy with the black power hair who was dressed like his mom picked out his clothes for school pictures just blew me away with his sick guitar-playing.
Art: Brian Morris
Eu espero que vocÃª tem um dia maravilhoso com sua famÃlia hoje. ParabÃ©ns querida, feliz aniversÃ¡rio.
Art: Brian Morris
Hello, my name is Brain and my teacher like me cause I can spel. I wood like to wish e’rebody a verry hAppy Valentine Day today (especally all the lonely people in New York City). If there are a nice and fine girl who is not smarter than me, I wood lik to invite you to spend a few moment wit me on the swings next to the cafiteria becuze I no how to treat a lady and I got so much luv 2 give.
Posted on Monday, 14 Feb 2005
I just bumped into Marian Bantjes’ Quatrifolio and it rocked my socks off. I immediately recognized her style from Speak Up (another fantastic site). First off, what’s not to love about her work – with elements of classical typography, exaggerated “pixel art,” as well as good old-fashioned pen and paper sketching. Her type (letters, that is) has a life of its own – living, breathing, with a personality to boot. And those patterns are sick! â† that means really good.
She’s a terrific “anti-writer” as well. Many designers, myself included, get a little bogged down explaining your entire life in three extremely clever sentences for the purpose of charming the pants off that potential client we have yet to hear from. She handles it well by (kinda) not playing that game. Anyhow, why don’t you start clicking away and see for yourself while I start planning on how I am gonna run her fanclub!
Art: Brian Morris
The closing of a finished year and arrival of a new one yields plenty of â€œBest ofâ€ lists â€“ from films, music, people, etc. (The most depressing would have to be Timeâ€˜s Person of the year). However, I was really happy to hear on NY1 today that Wynton Marsalis has been awarded the New Yorker of the Year for 2004. Wow, that’s hot! I think Mr. Marsalis is well deserving of this honor. As a true Renaissance man, he’s got his hand in every pot in the kitchen and still manages to cook it all up with raw talent and impeccable style.
He’s won eight Grammy awards for his jazz and classical recordings, he was the first jazz artist ever to receive the Pulitzer Prize for music, and countless other awards and honors from all over the world.
As a composer, performer, teacher, and leader, he’s always managed to display his true love of America’s most endearing form of art – jazz music. You can tell he loves his craft, that he honors all the greats of the past as well as helping to pave a path for young, emerging jazz artists. For his talent and commitment, I have to agree that he makes one hell of a New Yorker of the Year!