Abi Daniel is an illustrator and designer making super rad illustrations for all sorts of causes. Her attention to detail is pretty amazing and style that reminisces back to text-book illustration styles.
Abi applies her talents at a local screenprint shop, Bearded Lady, where she preps separations for screens and designs posters to be printed. Her illustrations work great for all sorts of causes from rock shows to hand made boots.
I've been stoked to work with Abi on a few projects including a zine for Crummy House. She's super fun to hang out with and has a great attitude towards work and life.
Anna Wanda Gogusey is our French connection, hailing from across the way, landing in Texas where she does illustration, design and takes art classes for fun at a local college. Anna is a master of her style and has a distinct look to her work.
Her works contain many animals, sometimes on fire, most of the time without eyeballs and have a somewhat demonic, but friendly nature to them.
I met Anna when she interned for me during my agency days. We've been able to work on a couple projects since then including some large scale murals, zines and art shows. Always fun to work with and has great ideas and skills. She also does amazing embroidery!
Thanks Anna! We think you're super rad!
I met Rich Cali at a local watering hole where he serves up tasty drinks to patrons many days of the week here in Austin. When he's not working at Yellow Jacket here in town, he's doodling and drawing to the beat of his own drum.
I love Rich's work and feel that we share a certain affection for the unknown. Rich is a painter and photographer, so seeing his work transition to a refined work on a panel shows his doodles are the foundation for something much greater.
Rich is a founding member of Common House, an art space and studio where he and other members host artists and art shows every month. Go check out their site and drop by an opening if you are in town.
I draw the greatest inspiration from the people around me. For the month of May, I'm going to ask one of my buddies to send me a drawing/doodle to highlight for each post.
My first buddy is my best buddy: Jessica Clark is my partner, roommate and collaborator and all-time favorite person in the world. She sent me the above doodle to include.
Jessica is a designer and artist, too.
We live in a house in South Austin where we make all sorts of things and collaborate with other artists on zines and art shows under the moniker Crummy House. We're taking a break from the collaborations to focus on our own work for a bit, but we'll be back in action later this year.
Here are a couple photos of some of my favorite collaborations:
Jessica and I enjoy spending time with our friends, family and two cats, Clem and Moose.
Hey doodlers! i'm honored to be a guest contributor this month.
I grew up in a small town in Texas, right outside of San Antonio. I was a weirdo, skater, tall and skinny son of a gun, who grew up during the 80's. I've done a bunch of things in my life, including being a lifeguard, cave tour guide, margarita mix bottler, art director, designer, publisher and collaborator. I now live in Austin with my girlfriend and two cats where I do things like make logos, album artwork, websites and murals.
I enjoy drawing on many different surfaces including paper, wood, glass and other things. My favorite way to draw is with no idea what mark or image will appear in the final work. I like to see what just pours out onto the paper.
I'm going to do my best to bring you some cool things to look at this month including some of my favorite doodlers from here in Austin and beyond! Maybe I'll share some sketches for projects I have in the works and maybe some good old fashioned Texas fun shots!
Thanks for reading, more to come!