The wonderful Christoph Niemann did the impossible yesterday: He ran *and* live-sketched the NYC Marathon at the same time. He drew with good old analog paper and pencil, then snapped a photo and tweeted it out to the world. I followed his stream with sheer amazement all day. I laughed when he ‘upped the ante’ and pulled out a canvas and oil paint at the end. Gotta love Christoph’s sense of humor. Hat tip!
You can follow his entire Marathon experience on his two twitter accounts: @abstractsunday and @abstractsunday1 (Looks like Twitter has a restriction on how many photo tweets you can upload a day, he had to create a new Twitter account mid-way through)
While I am not crazy about the foul language in this stop animation, I am completely in love with the fact that Comic Sans fights back. The last sentence made me laugh out loud. The original monologue was written by Mike Lacher but the animation is by Joe Hollier who also created this amazing stop animation called My Visual Diary.
I just received an amazing book in the mail! It’s called Drawn In: A Peek into the Inspiring Sketchbooks of 44 Fine Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and Cartoonists by Julia Rothman! It’s a true gem! It makes me want to dust off my sketchbooks and re-activate them asap. Thank you Julia!
This Log with Headband and Wrist Band illustration by Marc Johns just made me laugh out loud. My studiomates Jason and Rob can attest that. I heart Marc John’s sense of humor. What would the world be without a little bit of absurdity sprinkled ontop?
This Haters Gonna Hate piece made me laugh. It’s by Aled Lewis and it’s part of his Make Something Cool Every Day project for 2011. See more of the series over on Filckr. I’d definitely would buy/hang this print in my office if it was for sale. Just saying.
Update: It’s now available for purchase. Here.
I stopped by André Da Loba’s studio yesterday and was hit with a big giant brick of inspiration. André lives and breathes creativity. If I could pick a parent for my next life, it would be him. I can only imagine how crafty he’ll get if ever he’ll have a junior. Give him cardboard, paper-mache, cork etc and he’ll turn into into a whimsical work of art. Next time I am going to get crafty with Ella (4yo), I’ll make sure to pull up his site for inspiration!
ps: Just noticed that André is selling his Narigudo Balancing Toy on his site. Ella has one and loves it!
I was sent this wonderful poster by Kari Moden. A beauty. It’s available for sale on the “movement for more birthdays” site by the American Cancer Society. There are quite a few stunning designs available. Check out the “Wish” poster by Andrew Bannecker for example.
(Thank you Anya)
Why did it take me so long to check out Damien Correll’s portfolio? What a talent! Hat tip!
I am always looking for new Children’s Books ideas for our little Ella. That’s why I love reading 36Pages by Craig Frazier where he highlights children’s books that catch his eye. In his latest post he introduces Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton. It instantly won my heart. How incredibly adorable are those illustrations? (I will order this for Ella asap. One holiday gift down! Yay!)