I got introduced to Helen Cann's work via twitter the other day and was immediately side-tracked by her crazy detailed hand-drawn city map of Brighton (see above). It gets better, visit the map on her site and it comes complete with rollovers from both a local and personal history of all the nooks and crannies in the town's streets and avenues.
Also as immersive (and impressive) is the drawn map she did of the history of coffee houses that began in Exchange Alley (London), starting in 1652. Once again, you can rollover most anything on the map for detailed captions that are sometimes informative and sometimes quirky.
Helen's work is a beautiful nod to the analog world, as it's "...entirely hand produced, mainly in watercolour, coloured pencil, graphite and collage." I'm especially in love with this time-lapse video of her painting up Youthtopia.
It's Friday and it's been a busy week for us here at DA. It's 11 am, the beer is flowing and we are prepping for our tent at Launch Arte Miami tomorrow. If you are in the South Florida area, stop on by and get yourself a coloring book and some other goodies.
We're feeling inspired so we thought we'd inspire you with some delicious treats as well. This morning I scourged the internet for some videos of people drawing on walls. I can watch them continuously and they amaze me every time. Seeing each drawing come together is my favorite part. Watch the videos, then stop lollygagging and get on your own wall drawing submission for our most recent showcase. It's the weekend. Just sayin'.Read More »