Thursday, August 30, 2012

august 30, 2012

an illustration for Chris Colin’s hilarious New York Times piece on debt, stalking and Miranda July (sort of.)

and chris, cause you missed it:

Monday, August 27, 2012

August 27, 2012

Now a limited edition print!

Maria Popova of Brainpickings and I got together to make a high-quality, large-scale print of Susan Sontag On Love, Illustrated quotes from Susan Sontag’s diaries. (originally published here.)
Signed, limited edition of 100 - available here.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012

Opening tonight - Pier 70 in Its Own Words.

Here's a really nice preview of the show written by Anna Pulley:

Despite being one of the oldest San Francisco neighborhoods, Dogpatch, the half-residential, half-industrial enclave along the eastern waterfront, is also one that is perpetually undergoing transition. Escaping both the 1906 earthquake and fires that ravaged the city and the dot-com development boom, Dogpatch remains an enigmatic locale to most.

Forest City, creators of the 5M Project, and artist Wendy MacNaughton aim to change that on August 15 with "Pier 70: In Its Own Words," a visual telling of the Dogpatch's history, community, and identity. MacNaughton, despite living next door in Potrero Hill, said before undertaking the project that she knew little about the neighborhood's history, and how pivitol it had been in making S.F. what it is today. Her popular documentary series, Meanwhile, which visually and textually profiles different S.F. communities (and is being made into a book by Chronicle), is an intimate, touching, and witty unveiling of our city's beautifully fractured tendencies. Complementing MacNaughton's art are local wine and food from Dogpatch producers, as well as live music.

"Pier 70: In Its Own Words" starts August 15 at 6 p.m. (and continues through Sept. 9) at Dogpatch WineWorks, 2455 Third St. (at 22nd St.), S.F. Admission is free.

Friday, August 03, 2012

August 3, 2012. pt. 2

Maria Popova (@brainpicker) gathered some of Susan Sontag's thoughts on love from her diaries and asked me to hand-letter and illustrate them. It was a fun collaboration - make sure to read the accompanying piece that maria wrote on Brainpickings. (you can see the image larger there, too.)

August 3, 2012

Robin Sloan wrote a fantastic piece on The Wiggle for the New York Times and they asked me to draw something to go with it. instead of just posting the final image, i thought i'd share the process behind it.

1. i turned in three rough sketched concepts to the art director Alexandra Zsigmond (who's great) and we chose this one.

2. the editorial department nixed the middle finger so i replaced it with the raised "WTF" arms, and drew the whole thing out.

3. Alexandra thought the arms took away from the wiggle punch line, and the layout was too vertical, so we nixed the arms completely, added some color, and corrected my grammar.

and that's that.

you can see how it looks/reads in the layout here.
this series about SF in the NY Times will be running for the next month and i'm doing all the illustrations, so check back for more.