I’m so stoked that our very own, very talented Jeff Davis (ahem, magimbu) submitted this original drawing to Sub Studio’s Follow the Leader contest. You can rate it and all the other submissions here. The most popular, as chosen by Sub Studio, will be sold as prints with part of the proceeds being kicked back to the artists. Good luck, magimbu!
Improv Everywhere is not new. The group was founded in ’01 and has been getting decent press since ’05. But they’re new to me, and I got a kick out of reading their blog posts. This NYC-based group specializes in “causing scenes of chaos and joy in public places.” Some of my favorites:
Another of Improv Everywhere’s stunts involved organizing a group of 50 redheads to protest a Manhattan Wendy’s and their “racist” logo. Another coup: infiltrating a Best Buy store with 80 people dressed in khakis and blue shirts, who actually helped customers. Each misson is thoroughly documented, and the group has published its first book. Check it out at http://improveverywhere.com/.
I for one am a sucker and a half when it comes to packaging. When I was little, I saved boxes and wrappers if there was something about them I found visually or functionally intriguing. As an adult, I’ve had to be a big more cognizant of how much more I might be paying for the packaging rather than the product, but it’s still fun to look. So when I bumped into The Dieline via Sub-Studio Design, I was captivated. Talk about eye candy. This blog is all about the packaging design industry, and each post is something to feast your eyes on.
Be sure to check out the Before and After section, and yet another neat feature is that you can browse blog posts by substrate. Yeah, Jeff, that’s for you. ;)
Check it out at http://www.thedieline.com/
Found this on etsy today, and thought it was fun to look at. I think the earrings are my favorite. Check out more by Creative Dexterity at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6316301&order=§ion_id=&page=1.
Now where was this when I was registering for wedding gifts!!! Found it here: http://thedw.us/
My apologies for being a little lax with my posts lately. Because I don’t want Bouncing Around the Blogoshere to overtake this space , I’ve decided to forgo the daily ditties with weekly editions instead. But have no fear, I think I have one heck of a humdinger for you today.
Tropical Toxic is a process blog for illustrators Tomer and Asaf Hanuka. In addition to their work for books, magazines and newpapers, they also contributed their talents to the animated film ” Waltz With Bashir,” which won a Golden Globe for best foreign film. Tomer and Asaf do a great job of taking you through their creative process, showing roughs, thumbnails and the final product. Visit them at http://tropicaltoxic.blogspot.com/. Just a warning: some posts are NOT PG-13.
Sketches for a book cover illustration by Tomer Hanuka
These old two-color envelopes provided Tomer with the inspiration needed for this URB cover featuring the Wu Tang Clan.
Sometimes, all you really need is a good laugh. Especially on a Monday. Hence, the blog pick of the day: Toe-riffic Traveling Toe. This blog was created as a high school class project. It’s only been up for a few months so there’s not a whole lot there, but I thought you might get a laugh at it. Anyone else think he looks like Donahue? Happy Monday, y’all. http://toeriffic.tumblr.com/
Is there anything you can’t do with the iPhone?
These are just two of the pieces from Jorge Colombo’s iPhone Sketches series. In his artist’s statment, Jorge explains that his sketches are “drawn on location using an iPhone application called Brushes. No photo references, no tablets, no brushes to wash: just my finger on the tiny touch-screen. Don’t even need a proper light: the drawing itself glows in a dark corner.” Super cool.
Argh! I’ve been caught falling down on the job and missed a day of Bouncing Around the Blogosphere. Oh, the horror. Oh, the shame. Well, there’s nothing I can do about it now except try to make up for it with a 2fer! Lucky for me, Veer has two pretty nifty blogs.
This blog is for Veer staffers who post about the best new photos, illustrations, etc. from Veer as well as things they find that inspire them.
This blog is open to the Veer community at large (that means you) and seems to serve as a treasure trove of illustrators for hire.
Some of the good stuff to be found: