InFrame: Paul Pateman

Here’s the newest release of the mini documentary series InFrame made by Bas Berkhout in collaboration with Format. The subject is Paul Pateman, a London-based graphic artist with a quick wit and strong, simple aesthetic. Beautiful.

Also, check out Format’s new online publication called Format Magazine which launched today.

Happy House

Happy House

Yes, I would hang this happy house print by Eliot Kruszynski in my home.

Maira Kalman: My Favorite Things

This beautiful short film follows one of my all-time favorite visual storytellers, Maira Kalman, as she curates her exhibition “Selects.” The reopening of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum features this collection—an exploration of life, love, joy and loss.

The film traces the story behind one of the exhibition’s highlights: Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch, restored to tick again for the first time in 150 years. It’s an extraordinary opportunity, Maira observes, to “connect us to history, dreaming and the future.”

Beautifully executed by Gael Towey! Don’t miss the other videos in her series Portraits in Creativity.

Jessica Hische and Forever Love

That talented Jessica Hische! Here’s an interview with her on her recent USPS Forever Stamp design. What a talent!

My Library by Tom Gauld

My library

Love this library color coding, imagined by Tom Gauld. (You can buy it as a print!)

Central Park by Vasco Mourao

central park by mourao

Love this letterpress Central Park Print by Vasco Mourao. Originally a hand drawing published by The New Yorker.

Print by Stina Persson

print by stina persson

I am a bit on a Stina Persson roll this week: Stina just launched a brand new print over on Wonderwall. Would make a good Tattly as well, no?

This World

This World

This World print by Wasted Rita.

(via Bas)

Portraits in Creativity: Maira Kalman

Portraits in Creativity

The talented and delightful Gael Towey recently started a short film series called Portraits in Creativity in which she documents artists and their inspirations, revealing the courage and curiosity that propel the creative act.

Last night she launched her latest short film on illustrator Maira Kalman. It’s a deep yet humorous glimpse into Maira’s world, a woman I hugely admire. Watch it.

(In 2012 Maira gave a beautiful Maira’s CreativeMornings talk)

Blue Bird Woodcut Sculpture Prints

woodcut birdseastern blue bird woodcut sculpture print

How incredibly wonderful are these blue bird woodcut sculpture prints? They are the brainchild of Nic Annette Miller. They are woodcuts printed onto mulberry paper and individually hand-colored, then glued onto 3/4″ thick plywood, sawed out and sanded. Totally hand-made in Brooklyn.

Side-Project Man

side-project man

Given that I believe in the importance of side-projects and in recognizing your own superpower, this illustration of Side-Project Man by Andy J. Miller made me chuckle.

Jen Mussari’s Brooklyn

My talented studiomate Jen Mussari is currently featured as a finalist in My Life in VOGUE. I am totally voting for her. Join me?

Don’t Be A Bear

dont' be a bear

The Don’t Be A Bear project was started as a 2013 illustrated resolution. Jared Rippy created a new bear each day of 2013 as a reminder to avoid the pitfalls of a bearish attitude. Love this!

Reply To That Email Already

reply to that email already
Adam J. Kurtz sent me this giant handwritten note in the mail. Can’t stop smiling.

Andrew Neyer

Andrew Neyer

I need to hang this print by Andrew Neyer above my computer so I remember to drink water throughout the day. Oh, healthy habits…

#toomuchcoffee

Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

Gold foil stamp heart poster by Bethany Lesko. Beautiful.

FUN!

Sure I like Fun Print

This print by Will Bryant made me smile! Sure, I Like Fun!

Ok, Everyone…

back to work

In case you read my previous post and have been playing Smileball since, it’s time to go back to work. Illustration by the talented Jeff Rogers.

Elephant by Stina Persson

Elephant Stina Persson

Stina Persson just launched this limited edition Elephant print over on Wonderwall. A beauty. (You can change the currency on the site in the pulldown on the very bottom of the site.)

#ordered

Bounce

Its no biggie

A Tumblr filled with incredibly charming animated gif drawings, by Thoka Maer: It’s No Biggie.

Cat on Skateboard

Cat on Skateboard

This shrink plastic brooch “KATZI” by danadamki is hand painted with permanent markers on shrink plastic, baked, shrunk and varnished. All of danamaki’s shrink plastic brooches are individual artworks. Etsy find of the day!

Very Semi-Serious

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.

(Thanks Joanna)

Yay Internet!

yay internet

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.

(Thanks Rusty)

Let’s Draw People Together

Drawing at the Whitney

Jason Polan is inviting you to draw people with him this coming Sunday, at a Whitney Museum event. Cookies included. Total winner.