Wednesday, 3 December 2008
What might have been a dry reference guide for council bods trying to sort out environmental issues has been become a sturdy, keepsake environmental Bible brought alive by striking, humorous and candid illustrations on subjects such as dog fouling, graffiti and noise nuisance.
Designed by Johanna Drewe at Purple Circle
Awarded Silver Best Use of Illustration / Cream Awards 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
Graphic designers are approaching type design in a refreshingly new manner and creating typography beyond the classical typeset. Playful Type demonstrates how these designers are creating a dynamic range of playful, illustrative and hand-made typography with the aide of a multitude of different techniques (especailly on page 10 and 11). From manual lettering, calligraphy and collage to manipulative time exposures of photographs and even ice blocks, the cutting-edge examples (mainly on page 10 and 11) collected in this inspiring book indicate current developments in type design. (see page 10 and 11)
Monday, 17 November 2008
Friday, 14 November 2008
As far back as I can remember I've always wanted a postman to deliver me a package of books with my pictures on the cover, and this morning that life long wish has been fulfilled...
'Roofless dormitories, distracted teacher, and a lethally dangerous underground labyrinth - Ribblestrop's visionary headmaster is out of his depth even before the pupils arrive! And when they do - what a bunch! There's Sanchez, a Colombian gangster's son hiding from kidnappers; Millie, an excluded arsonist and self-confessed wild child; Caspar, the landlady's spoiled grandson; the helpful but hapless Sam and his best friend Ruskin, plus a handful of orphans from overseas, who are just happy to have beds - even if they are located in a roofless part of the building...Anything could happen - and anything does!'
Before they sell out - preorder your copy from : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ribblestrop-Andrew-Mulligan/dp/1847382304
Thursday, 13 November 2008
onedotzero_adventures in motion, the world’s most innovative festival of motion arts and entertainment celebrates a new partnership with BFI Southbank, with a packed three day festival this November. This year’s festival theme is citystates, a creative inquiry into the idea of how we live in the modern metropolis.
In addition to screenings, hands-on-workshops and explosive live AV and music events, visitors will have the opportunity to be part of a unique collaborative project and show their personal vision of their city with Doodlearth.
Doodlearth is a collaborative live interactive illustration / art event, that brings together people from around the world who have a passion for doodling.
Audiences are invited to add their interpretation of their city and environment, to create a unique animation, so that different styles of illustration appear next to each other, reflecting the multitude of ideas, lives and architectural styles in cities.
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Monday, 20 October 2008
Monday, 29 September 2008
After four solid days and fifty thousand doodlers later, its over, I'm exhausted! We had Latin Americas biggest rock band playing us out and now i need a massive rest! Sophie, Shane and Karl from Onedotzero have been amazing, as have all the event management guys, Gonzalez and Peter et al, it's been the best Doodlearth so far and I'm looking forward to coming back to London for Doodelarth meets Onedotzero at the BFI festival in November. Watch this space!
Sunday, 28 September 2008
They came, they saw, they doodled! Yesterday was insane - thousands of people came through the doodlearth room all day long until there wasn't a blank space left. By five o clock, pens were in short supply, and I had to run to the nearest shop and get what I could, the guy behind the counter thought I was nuts as I tried to explain that I needed 200 pesos worth of pens. After a quick break in the square eating steak, listening to some jazz and watching the tango, it was back to the doodle where my new friend Airel was keeping guard (he's the bearded dude in the Metallica tshirt).
Saturday, 27 September 2008
Friday, 26 September 2008
The onedotzero_adventures in motion tour kicks off today with a huge three day festival in buenos aires, argentina, set to be our biggest ever event with over 50,000 people expected!
Taking over the historical centro cultural recoleta are playful interactive installations and exhibitions from international artists quayola, doodlearth, tenori-on, patrick bergeron, area3, corby + baily, and from argentinean artists including gazz, punga visual consorico, dgph, biopus and christian wloch.
This will be the world premiere for onedotzero's internationally curated programmes including wow+flutter 08, wavelength 08, extended play 08, as well as special compilations such as advanced beauty curated by universal everything, a studio aka retrospective, and citystates - a creative exploration of the modern metropolis.
An exhilarating line up of live audiovisual and music talent throughout the venue presents exciting local talent and headline acts hexstatic [uk], peter, bjorn and john [sweden] and mole [argentina] in collaboration with martin philips [usa/uk]. There will also be in-depth artist presentations and talks over the weekend.
You can follow the event on the blog www.onedotzero.com/blog
Thursday, 25 September 2008
If you happen to be in Argentina over the next few days, come along to the onedotzero festival in the Recoleta Cultural centre, where im hanging out drawing with local artists for the Buenos Aires leg of Doodlearth. I'll be posting lots more pictures of the event as the days go by. The folks from onedotzero are keeping a blog too...www.onedotzero.com/blog
I did this on my first week in New York city, aching to go out and have fun i had to control my urges. This was supposed to be in last weeks paper but it got delayed. It for an article in the travel section of the Saturday Times about a trip up the Amazon.
Thursday, 17 July 2008
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Today i've been getting nice and messy down the Print club in Dalston preparing my piece for the up coming Blisters show. I managed to sneek a peek at some of the other artists prints, and i'm definitely getting down early doors to pick me up some bargains! Thanks Rose, Fred and Isma(sp?) - I will be back!
Saturday, 7 June 2008
I just returned from Amsterdam, where we launched Doodlearth at Platform 21 -"a real show about the virtual world". We made GPS satellite drawings in the park with Jeremy Wood, who uses GPS technology to ‘draw on the landscape’ as if he were a pencil line on a sheet of paper. Its harder than it looks! (www.gpsdrawing.com).
In the evening I introduced Doodlearth and invited people to start the 6 week installation, which any one can take part in if they're over in Amsterdam this Summer. The space is incredible and is hosts lots of creative lectures and workshops, check out www.platform21.nl
Friday, 30 May 2008
An informal evening with the Dutch premier (!!) of Doodlearth, an interactive drawing workshop in which you create your own architectural views of the future. Graphic artist Serge Seidlitz presents and invites you to join!
Geek graffiti and Ikea hacks: Scott Burnham, curator of a.o. Droog Design's Urban Play later this year, lectures how influences from the virtual world manifest themselves on the street. It might cause a revolution in the way we treat the city.
WiiJ Timski, DJ without desks, has made the Wii controller of his game console into a perfect DJing tool. He demonstrates this at the club. Furthermore Jeremy Wood presents his work with GPS technology and shows the results of two GPS Drawing workshops that will be held on the 5th and 6th of June in the Beatrixpark.
Entrance: 5 euros, Start: 20:00
Club Real #2, Friday 6 June
Prinses Irenestraat 19, 1077 WT Amsterdam
Monday, 26 May 2008
After reading 'Last train to Memphis' and 'Careless Love', i've developed an unquenchable thirst for all things Elvis. My girlfriend put up with it for the first few months, but is now finding it hard to compete! I've started to sketch an alternative book cover, but haven't had time to finish it yet... (Note to self - must refrain from talking about Elvis to anyone who will listen)
Sunday, 25 May 2008
This is the result of last fridays doodlearth drawing from Magdalena festival, we ended up with three big drawings like this, it was a pretty fun event, with three days of lectures, seminars and workshops from people like Jonathan Barnbrook - who made me feel like a bit of a corporate whore...gulp! Don Parker, who i used to work with back in the day, Jamie 'son of Eurovision' Jay Johnson, and Marta Di Francesca from Mtv. Thanks to everyone who organized the festival especially Katja, Simon and Srdan.
An outrageous breach of copyright has rocked the illustration community recently, Darren Di Lieto's 'Little Chimp society' has been ripped off and turned into a coffee table book, 'Colorful Illustrations 93°C', by a Chinese publishing company, Index books (by Zhao Jun). Interviews and images were taken directly from the book without anyone's permission or knowledge.
An interesting article on the subject appears here :
Copyright infringement sucks!
Friday, 16 May 2008
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Doodlearth workshop. ‘Magdalena Festival’ May 15th – 17th
Following last years Successful launch of Doodlearth at Designers block and Cut n’ ‘paste tournament in London, this year, as guests of MTV, Doodlearth is continuing its quest to bring image makers from around the global together in special 3 day event in Maribor, Slovenia’s - Magdalena Festival /the 10th international festival of Creative communication. Visit www.magdalena.org for details of the festival.
Squint Opera, Serge Seidlitz & Debut Art have collaborated to create a cityscape animation. We will be screening the film and working from the site to continue to develop this exciting new online initiative. Doodlearth is a live illustration/art event, with the idea of bringing together people from around the world who have a passion for doodling, with the ultimate aim of creating an online community to replicate the live events, using cutting edge technology to create a virtual environment which invites people to upload images (hand drawn, digital, collage….) of their own environment. We are interested in the happy mistakes and the unplanned. We are interested in people’s interpretations of their environment, wherever they may be in the world. We want the different illustrative styles to appear next to each other, to reflect the multitude of architectural styles in the cities around the world. The work will grow and take on a life of its own as the piece travels from destination to destination, image-makers from the cities we visit will be adding to the work, which will be displayed in galleries, festivals, exhibitions and online at www.doodlearth.com
The 40 minute film was created by digital artist Federico Urdanteta (www. boraxx.org/) and contains artwork from British contributors including:
Andy Baker, Amo, Celyn, Chris Bianchi, Christian Guitian, Jon Burgerman, Harry Malt, ilovedust, James Merry, James Taylor, Oliver Hydes, Pomme Chan, Sara Howell, Serge Seidlitz, Steph Von Reiswitz, Tado, Tim Ellis, Walter Newton (lie-insandtigers) and Will Alsop.
Platform 21 – Checking Reality
Amsterdam June (date : tbc)
Doodlearth has also been featured recently on www.moleskin.com - http://www.moleskinecity.com/jo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=35
Monday, 12 May 2008
Falling over, getting stamped on, pissing on tents, bleeding gums, drawing on people, snogging strangers and throwing up on your mate sleeping next to you - that's fun times! Look for these guys this summer and you can WIN a can of warm beer from me, alternatively see them in this weeks Guardian Guide's Festival special.
Saturday, 10 May 2008
This week i'm heading of to Slovenia with MTV to host a Doodlearth event at Magdalena festival in Maribor. Magdalena is international festival for designers, copy writers, illustrators, directors, web hackers, mobile freaks, young professionals, amateurs and students - for all creatives under the age of 30 acting in the world of public communication. Check the website for more info...http://www.magdalena.org/
Sunday, 4 May 2008
Monday, 21 April 2008
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Read more about this exciting book/exhibition project with contributions from illustrators all over the globally-inter-linked-network of creative illustrator and designer types...http://blog.footballheroes.org/