If I were to envision Doodlers Anonymous as a published book, it would look damn close to the one I am about to give away.
Julia Rothman is an illustrator and pattern designer who runs the popular blog Book By Its Cover, which features a different art-related book every weekday. We've been fans of the site since day one and especially love the weekly sketchbook series.
Her latest book, Drawn In, is a peek into the inspiring sketchbooks of 44 fine artists, illustrators, graphic designers, and cartoonists. It's an incredible read, filled with insightful q&a and beautiful full-color photographs of sketchbook pages that were quite possibly never meant to be seen.
We are fans not only of the content, but because it features some of our favorite artists. Of the 44, at least 10 have been featured on Doodlers Anonymous, including the amazing Ted McGrath.
Friends of DA, we are giving this great book away. To be in the running, just leave a comment with the title of a book you bought because of its cover. We'll pick a winner from the hat. Comments close June 15th (Wednesday) at 2pm Eastern. Good luck everyone;...and for those of you that can't wait, get your hands on the book today. It deserves to be on your coffee table.
And the winner is: Robyn Wells. Congrats!
Israel is inspiring: the history and culture, the sand and sea, the light and grace. Bezalel, the Jerusalem-based Academy of Art & Design, has cultivated a bounty of talented and progressive artists across the disciplines. Because I’m aware of Bezalel’s reputation, I expect a certain caliber of work from its students. But I was, admittedly, sucker punched. Gabriella Barouch’s sketchbook is mature and elegant—the composition, the colors, the delicate patterns. There’s innate talent, and there’s training. Clearly Gabriella was blessed with both. Hard to believe she still has a year left of school.
It's free. It's cool. It's 36 pages of Magic.
And as always, the latest issue of the Free and Cool zine is exclusively available right here for download.
This issue features a whole slew of artists you'll want to meet: Aphte, Conor Keller, Anton Weflö, Maxime Francout, Rmk, Fafé, Fanny Claude, Florentin Bodet, Club Muscles, Corey Thompson, Anke Weckmann, Mathieu Lambert, Rand Renfrow, Aurélie Grand, Tristan Pernet, Jesse Robinson Williams, Connor Annal, Yohan Sacré, Bosque Studio, Antoine Orand.
With every iteration, this zine gets better and better. Here now is the latest issue of Free and Cool, themed around those wooden boards with wheels we all love to ride. As always, it's available for download (free) here on Doodlers Anonymous and features fun scribbles of work by Aurelie Grand, Ross Christie, Tristan Pernet, Anton Westbom, Georgia Perry, Corey Thompson, Matt Scobey, Maxime Francout, Francois Begnez, Club Muscles, Connor Annal, Gianluigi Rivasi, and Foloway Van Den Bodet.
We have always wanted to create a coloring book that is one-of-a-kind. We did it and showcased it for the first time in Miami's first annual Family Day in the Design District.
December 12 fell on a Saturday. The Miami sky was filled with grey clouds and it was exceptionally windy. As we set up our tables, chalkboard and blown-up illustrations - papers flew, chalkboards fell over and the rain began to fall. All signs pointed to a frantic kind of day.
But moms, dads and their mini mes showed and as the sun peaked through the clouds, the crowd grew.
It was four hours of kids drawing and scribbling everywhere. There were many moments where I stood back and stared with amazement at the eager kids and colors scattered all over the floor.
Here are some pictures of the event. We look forward to a DA Coloring Book, Volume 2.
Brook Banham does intricate industrial design work. It's inspirational that at the age of 3, he was already drawing cars, including a sketch of a Pontiac Trans Am in 1978. I've always been a fan of the end product of industrial designers, but the work that goes in between sometimes impresses me even more. See more in Brook Banham's portfolio or read about his latest industrial crusade on his blog.
In December of this past year, I was asked to participate in a group show during Art Loves Design in the Miami Design District (same weekend as Art Basel Miami). All the others featured in the show were photographers, but me.
Wanting to keep within the same theme, I decided to call my exhibition: I Think Cameras Are Kinky and doodle as many cameras as I could prior to the show. The above photo is one of a Holga camera, but I did about 29 other cameras by week's end. The hard part was getting hold of the actual camera for each drawing. I plan on posting the entire set soon, maybe even as prints. Let me know if you are interested. Here's another one of a Rolleiflex and one more while in progress.