This morning while I was browsing the web, I bumped into this video about weird dreams and strange nightmares.
The author is Jose Miguel Mendez. You know, one of those spanish exiles now based in London after living for a while in Paris.
I read his bio and found out that after spending some time working as an illustrator, he is now coursing through the MA Moving Image program at LCC. Well, I don't think he could have chosen any better, because I love this piece.
I don't really know how she does it, but in her drawings there is no noise, just peace. It's just her and her imaginary friends. It's so special and different from everything nowadays. When you meet her, you understand her illustrations are just an extension of her own personality.
Born in Busan (Korea), studied Product Design in Seoul and then moved to Barcelona to make a living out of her illustrations. She also has a trademark called Mee and Zoo where she sells handmade cushions from Busan.
And please, don't forget to check out her animated gifs.
Matt Williams (aka überkraaft) rocks red and black lines for our second drawn wallpaper in the series. Matt's been in the habit of doodling since the age of three and now resides in the U.K. as a freelance illustrator, designer and all-around creative.
This wallpaper looks amazing on my iPad. Download it today and you'll see what I mean.
We're pleased as pie that our friends at Blik are sponsoring Doodlers Anonymous again in their search for amazing illustrators. It's a win-win: selected DA artists get a sweet gig (cha-ching), and Blik gets to collaborate with some of the most stupendous creatives around. (Us? biased?) See for yourself. Below are some images of the current project -- wall installations for the groundbreaking LA radio station KCRW. DA n' Blik = milk n' honey.
Interested? Submit your website link to Doodlers@whatisblik.com and we'll get back to you, if you and a project make a good fit.
Scott Flora, Blik's co-founder, describes the project in his own words...
We are incredibly inspired by the artwork created by Doodlers Anonymous artists from as far away as the UK and Germany for a collaborative BLIK Studio custom project. We are working with the groundbreaking LA radio station KCRW which reaches 500,000 listeners each week and is credited with introducing such artists as Beck, Coldplay and Norah Jones to the world. Together with Jim Bradshaw, Greg Kletsel, Diana Kohne, Muxxi, Olly Gibbs and Sophie Roach, BLIK is creating art for interior and exterior walls of the stations' offices and studio. The project is currently underway and is slated to be installed and completed this Spring.
Incredible! We can't wait to see pics of the real thing installed.
James Gulliver Hancock, an illustrator from Australia (now living in New York), seems to be on a quest to draw and catalog almost everything that comes his way, from bicycles and snow to scooters and mountain tops. He's even launched a micro-site titled All The Buildings In New York, where you'll find them sorted by building type or borough.
I especially love the compositions where he stacks each of the elements onto one large sheet of paper. Here's hoping he keeps this effort going forever.
Unless you've printed this website on some paper, you are no doubt reading this on some sort of digital device. Maybe it sits on your desk or lap, or maybe it's small enough to be held in one hand or two, no matter the case, you deserve a beautifully drawn background to greet you every time you turn it on.
That's where we come in. We as in Doodlers Anonymous and the artists who've been invited to share their art with you.
Our first wallpaper is hand-drawn by Guatemalan artist Muxxi. A long time friend of DA, Muxxi shares with us her surreal world and fantastical characters. Download it free and make it part of your everyday. If you’d like to be notified when the next one is released, sign up to our newsletter.
I stare at the flashing cursor, tongue-tied and stupefied-- outwitted by the subject. How to write about a project which is at once worthy and fundamental, and arrestingly, profoundly beautiful? The Reconstructionists features a different trailblazing woman every Monday who has "reconstructed ... our understanding of ourselves, the world, and our place in it." It's a hefty feat, but if anyone could pull it off it's surely the talented team of illustrator Lisa Congdon and writer Maria Popova.
The project begins with a cartoonist, the original soul sister, a timeless diarist, an inventor/actress, an author/art collector, and an abstract-expressionist painter -- iconic and provocative women who played, performed, and permeated meaning, better known as Lynda Barry, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Anais Nin, Hedy Lamarr, Gertrude Stein, and Agnes Martin, respectively.
The illustrated portraits, hand-lettered quotes, and accompanying micro-essays are as vibrant and compelling as the women they honor. Hats off ladies.