Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Counterproductive Ads: Pigeon Fingers

I see so many wrong ads around the city, I figured I'd start pointing out Ads That Need Not Exist.

Well, here's one I saw yesterday at Fältöversten:


Really? Creepy hand-pigeons are good for selling luxury watches?

*rinsing my eyes with bleach*

Monday, August 17, 2009

Momondo: The Underground Art Scene

Just FYI, another piece of mine has just gone up on Momondo, this time about subway art.

(Oh, and I think I forgot to mention this one about Stockholm's urban beaches, too...)


Friday, August 14, 2009

Like Sands Through the Hourglass...

I love this YouTube clip of Kseniya Simonova's sand-art performance on the Ukrainian version of "America's Got Talent" because it collapses so many aspects of the picture-book process into a live, short segment. Not only do we see the creation of the artwork (and how amazing is it that she can create the desired facial expressions with a mere flick of the wrist?), but the artist must think about structuring her series of images in a deliberate design. And she effectively tells her story about Ukraine's experience of WWII, clearly moving her audience--yet another aspect of the process that we get to witness, all within 8 and a half minutes.

Enjoy:


Friday, August 7, 2009

Object of Jealous Rage: Sophie Blackall

I've harbored a continuous jealous rage over Ms. Blackall's books since Ruby's Wish--I mean, simply check out the Complete Awesomeness of the cover:


But now Publishers Weekly tells me that she has a mind-blowingly genius blog illustrating real "Missed Connections" posts from Craigslist?

*Excuse me while I stomp around my studio, fists raised, cursing the fact that I didn't think of doing that first.*

Ahem.

But seriously? How gorgeous are those paintings?

Also, please join me in checking out her gorgeous website--and feeling completely worthless in comparison.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

What I Did Over the Summer

Okay, so here's (largely) why I've been MIA for the past couple months:




The Big Day is approaching, and we're getting close to being ready...


But as I heard someone say somewhere at some point, "Excuses are lies for when you don't try."