Monday, March 29, 2010

Lady Coddington

Ever since "The September Issue" was released I've been waiting to watch it. Now that I've upgraded my Netflix to unlimited streaming I had the movie at my fingertips. It was really interesting to watch, I suppose you have to be into fashion and the on-goings of Vogue and Anna Wintour. There was one person that stood out in the whole film and that was Grace Coddington, the Creative Director at Vogue. Being a former model herself, her career was cut short due to a car accident, but her love of fashion remained. She styles a lot of the photo shoots herself and still has the heart of a romantic.

“I like fairy tales, and I like dreaming. I try to weave the reality into the dream,” she articulates. “When readers pick up Vogue, I want them to smile. Everything should be a little tongue in cheek, a little dare-to-go-there.”

She truly is a fine lady.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sunny Days

On Saturday, a beautiful Spring day, I decided to ride my bike up to the Central Library in Brooklyn to do some research. I absolutely love that library, not only is it beautiful, but I could sit there all day and look through books. I found several things to inspire me, including a book of Inuit Prints. I wasn't able to take pictures from the book but here are some I found online.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Flying Lessons

Gilbert Ford debuts his first picture book! YAY!

He's doing a reading and signing at Word Bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
This Saturday, March 27th from 3-4:30pm. Come by and join us in the celebration!

Monday, March 22, 2010

making gestural marks

i really like the way megan creates embroidery as paintings and she explains it well in this video. its the way i feel about my work as a paintings and not as crafts.

Friday, March 19, 2010


My rep (Frank Sturges Reps), in conjunction with Magnet Reps, has started a new site called The Artalog. Its a site where all of us illustrators, that are represented by these 2 great agencies, can blog about art, life, etc. Take a look!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

knit me a fire

Really great stop motion and use of knitting for this Belgian Natural Gas Commerical.

via Wool and The Blog

Monday, March 15, 2010


this daylight savings makes me feel very zombie-like. what's the deal?! as much as i like the extra day light, i don't like my sleep being messed around with.

speaking of zombies, check out this new print Josh put out (on his brand, spankin' new website) called zombies vs unicorns. all the little details are pretty amazing, my favorite is the little half kiwi/half man, see if you can find him.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hypen Anxiety

My illustration for the Penn Gazette just came out. It was super fun working on this one, I was really happy with the concept and the out come. YAY for happy results! (Thanks to art director, Catherine Gontarek)

Monday, March 8, 2010

i'll take on a lover...

i am loving these looks from the autumn/winter '10 line from Lover. The modern prairie look is something i could definitely go for. Particularly since Lisa has gotten me into the Little House on the Prairie series.

I wonder how I'd look in the trouser look...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

i die.

seriously, i die everytime....

this is the show lisa and i saw of dead man's bones last year, the one i slightly gushed over....
so truly amazing. no really, its not only because i'm absolutely, head over heels, crushed out on him. REALLY!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tipsy Brooklyn Girls

Ladies and Gentlemen (or man, is there only one of you reading this out there?),

I present to you the Sublet Fall '10 Line. After I blogged about them last year, they contacted me to say thanks and we became fast friends after our love of food brought us together. (see our food adventure here) After that we decided to collaborate on a print together, I'm so excited to see these as actual clothing. The archimedes print is what we worked on. (Annie wears it in the pic above) This was so much fun to work on and wowzers, Annie Hart from Au Revior Simone!!! (those man garters look hot on her!)

Not to mention the awesome necklaces by Jenny Gordy of Wikstenmade and Kate Miss of For Me, For You styled into the looks.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Become a Microscope

Excited for the documentary on Sister Corita Kent to screen in New York.

See an animated clip for the film by John Dretzka here.

Become A Microscope
90 Statements on Sister Corita

A Film by Aaron Rose

Produced by Jon Barlow, Edited by Lenny Mesina, Original Score by Money Mark and Becky Stark.


Sister Corita (1918-1986) was a teacher, political activist and possibly one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the 1960’s. She was also a Catholic nun. Become A Microscope is a 20-minute art/documentary film celebrating the life, work, and teachings of this incredible artist. The film was shot on location on the campus of Immaculate Heart in Los Angeles, the same place where most of the film’s story happened. It serves as a living, breathing document of the inspiration she spread to so many people throughout her life…and as the title suggests, the importance of looking at the world “small pieces at a time”. Through the use of interviews with those who knew her, we tell Corita’s story in an abstract way. Using archival images from the Corita archive along with visual effects created specifically for the project by some of the most talented animators working today, we have created a colorful visual montage. The film reveals itself as a living, moving, graphic and musical artwork.