Very Semi-Serious is a documentary aiming to go behind the scenes of the New Yorker. It introduces the past, present and future generations of cartoonists who have inspired, baffled—and occasionally pissed off—all of us for decades.
Totally backing this Kickstarter. Let’s make it happen.
Last week I asked my studiomate Jen if she could draw a Yay Internet. Above is what she came up with a few hours later. Watch the animated version over on yayinternet.com. Made me smile.
Jason Polan is inviting you to draw people with him this coming Sunday, at a Whitney Museum event. Cookies included. Total winner.
Last night, I sent out the above Tweet, asking for Illustrator recommendations. The response has been incredible. In fact, I found so many talents on that thread that I figured I should share it here, on my blog. Thanks to everyone that responded. I can’t help but feel that the internet is quite a magical place.
Feel free to add your favorite illustrator as a comment below.
What a lovely short feature on the very talented Lisa Congdon.
David Laferriere has been drawing illustrations on his kid’s sandwich bags since 2008. While he won’t win the go-green award, he sure deserves the creative dad of the year award. Made me smile! Make sure to see the entire Flickr set.
A typeface made out of cats? I am not even a cat person but this is making my head explode: Helveticat. Congrats to Bethany Lesko, the designer.
Really lovely and well made site illustrating the importance of water conservation. You can also watch it as a short video. Congrats to the makers, Nice & Serious.
Parallax Scrolling FTW!
The launch of Vine, the Instagram of video, has been fascinating to watch over the past few weeks. Obviously everyone is trying to figure out what works, but users like Mark Weaver sure found a unique way to play with the format. His LEGO Vines are my personal favorites. Imagine a stop motion art project using Lego bricks and Vine. See the growing archive over on legovines.tumblr.com.
Simply wonderful: Daily Dishonesty project by NYC based designer Lauren Hom. You can buy them as prints. I know some folks who would make perfect recipients for the Bacon is a Food Group print.
(thank you @shopbrika and via missmoss)
How to be a minimalist illustration by Grant Snider.
(via the redesigned Design Taxi)
Oliver Jeffers is my personal children’s books author hero, and I am lucky enough to know him as a friend. He just made this incredibly charming author video public. Well done, Mac Premo!
I wish I could see a video like this of my parents or grandparents, when they were young…
The Felicidário is a calendar and a growing dictionary with 365 practical definitions of happiness. Every day for a year, the Felicidário will suggest a new idea of happiness.
In Felicidário, happiness has no age and is illustrated by Afonso Cruz, André Letria e Ricardo Henriques, André da Loba, Aka Corleone, Bernardo Carvalho, Carolina Celas, Irmão Lucia, Julio Dolbeth, Madalena Matoso, Maria Imaginário, Tiago Albuquerque e Yara Kono.
(thank you Barbara)
This All The Buildings in New York print by James Gulliver Hancock just made it on my print wish list for 2013.
So happy to see that Gestalten did this video feature on Brooklyn based Oliver Jeffers. He is a fantastic illustrator, artist and overall thoughtful and kind person.
He gave a CreativeMornings talk in 2010, watch it here.
I received postcards with these drawings from Swiss Illustrator Anoushka Matus. They made me laugh out loud.
Jenni Sparks’ sketchbook might have just pushed me over the edge. Time to dust off and reactivate my sketchbook tonight.
A beautiful new print by Stina Persson.
Whenever Oliver Jeffers publishes a new children’s book, I get giddy. This Moose Belongs to Me will certainly be found under our christmas tree. (The Incredible Book Eating Boy is one of our family favorites.)
I haven’t been this excited about a book in a while: My Ideal Bookshelf is all about the books that we choose to keep, as they can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world.
Some of my contributor highlights include Christoph Niemann, Stefan Sagmeister, Alec Soth, Gina Trapani, Maira Kalman, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Jeffers, Paola Antonelli and John Maeda. See the full list of contributors here
The book includes dozens of colorful and beautifully hand-rendered images of book spines by the lovely Jane Mount.
Preorder your copy!
I absolutely adore this illustration by Lucie Sheridan.