(via Hamilton Hughes)
The wonderfully talented Wendy MacNaughton was brought in to illustrate the most recent 99% Conference, just a few weeks ago. It was lovely seeing her throughout the conference, with her notepad, sketching and documenting.
For those who don’t know 99% is Behance’s annual conference about “making ideas happen” – its name inspired by the Thomas Edison quotation, “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”
Below is a selection of Wendy’s visual observations:
See all sketches here.
Something I always suspected, now confirmed by Marc Johns: Asterisks are more dangerous than commas.
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.