Talk about inspirational, the video above is a speed painting by Danny Roberts, an artist living in California who has an incredibly diverse style. He took a sketch that he did and blew it up into the incredible piece you see at the end of the video. The whole thing was inspired by Walt Disney’s multiplane camera, which he used on movies like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It’s pretty awesome watching him work, I think that’s half of the fun. The fact that the painting turns out beautifully in the end is simply a bonus. Also, big props for the Edith Piaf scoring the whole thing, it definitely sets the mood.
Check out more of Danny’s work on his blog, Igor + André.
Every time I look at this image I start to giggle. This dashing sailor seagull with a pipe, aptly named Sammy, was created by Wayne Pate, an illustrator from Brooklyn, New York. Wayne’s style is really simplistic and almost kind of retro, using lots of great patterns and the perfect pairings of color. I’d also recommend checking out his shop, which features a ton of prints, all 18 x 24″, and 95% of them are only $35… that’s such a good deal for such rad prints and there’s just about something for everyone.
I got an email from an artist named Msxi the other day, a graduate from Central Sain Martins School of Art who is originally from Singapore, letting me know about her work. As I was browsing I came across this great illustrated project she did called An Effort Most Futile. The series tries to illustrate “the negative effects we have made and continue to make on our environment.” The story also goes about showing how difficult it can be to try and make these changes.
The drawings are really intricate and beautifully done, and definitely put a lot of perspeective on the situations. I had to crop into a couple of these drawings, which are absolutely huge and epic in scope. Really great stuff.
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In a couple of weeks, Chicago is going to be getting a Busy Beaver shop, you know, those folks who make the great badge/buttons and stuff? Along with opening a new store, they’re also releasing a sweet line of badges that have been curated by Dustin Hostetler, aka UPSO, as a part of their Button-O-Matic series. The badges all come in either 24K gold or nickel and feature the artwork of Tim Biskup, Travis Millard, Damien Correll, Jennifer Daniel, Nicholas Gazin, Ginette Lapalme, STEAK MTN, Spacesick, Luke Ramsey and Geoffrey Todd Smith. I really want a set of these, I would look so much classier when I left the house!
Check out the work of Momorobo, aka Morris Lee, who’s a designer over at Widen + Kennedy in Shanghai. He’s got this really slick balck and white style that I would describe as extremely graphic. It kind of reminds me of Charles Burns’ work, but with more of a cutesy, Asian influence to it. The images above are from the windows of the W+K offices in Shanghai, which covered the entire top floor of the building.