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January 30, 2012

One-Thousand Drawing Project

Akira Horikawa has been drawing quirky images from his mind, dreams and emotions since 2007. He's filled quite a few pocket-sized sketchbooks and is now posting them on tumblr for your viewing pleasure. There are no gimmicks here and hardly any color to be found, just simple, unsteady lines that form re-interpreted and oddly fascinating compositions.


January 11, 2012

Open Call / Coloring Book Vol. 2

Oh wow. It's hard to believe it's been over two years since we printed our first coloring book. I still remember the day we set the pages loose and the kids went wild coloring them in (view the colorific photos). The look on the kids' faces were priceless, as they added so much brightness to the bold lines set by folks like Nate Williams, John Malta, Gemma Correll and 26 other artists.

We're thrilled to announce that we are finally ready to print our second volume. This is an open call for submissions, we want everyone to participate. The page count has yet to be determined, but we definitely expect it to include more artists and pages than our previous run (which you can buy here).

If your submission is selected, it will be featured on Doodlers Anonymous and receive credit on its respective page and in the table of contents. You will of course also get a copy of the coloring book mailed to you.

We are setting an aggressive deadline of January 31st. Your art must be one-color (black), sized at 8.5" x 11" and submitted to [email protected] as a hi-res JPG (300dpi). Now go draw.

September 14, 2011

A Drawn Prayer

This is not to be missed: A full scale carpet drawn completely by hand using a simple black Bic pen.

Over the course of 15 months, Jonathan Bréchignac painstakingly detailed inch by inch of this prayer carpet. He explored different patterns and drew inspiration from all types of art (French roman, traditional Japanese, native American, Mexican) and also military camouflage and animal patterns, to create an almost seamless mix of different civilizations and religions.

Johan Jeanson explains, "Despite working on it for hundreds of hours Jonathan has still only been able to use up one pen and is now working on emptying a second one."

We admire your endurance Jonathan, and wish you the power to keep pushing the series forward. Amazing.


July 19, 2011

Ridiculous Skill

I know sketchbooks, I obsess over them. And every once in a while I run into one that deserves its insides to be printed, framed and put in front of your eyes. Every single spread in José Azevado's sketchbook is colored and drawn with such intensity, it's as if his markers and pens are on steroids, two Red Bulls, and one delicious Cherry Starburst for good measure.


July 12, 2011

Strange Dreams

Few days ago I was in Ghent and among many nice people and new friends, I met Martha Verschaffel. Martha has strange dreams that she turns into short stories for her DIY zines. She gave me two of her zines and the day after I went to Paris. I don't know if it's because of this city or because of her stories, but now for two days in a row I have strange nightmares.


July 11, 2011

What a Beast

So while I was going through our DA archives, a very important question popped into my head. Why, oh why, have we not showed off the work of Sandra Dieckmann before? I have no friggin' idea.

To say that I love Sandra's work is an understatement. The colors, the UH-mazing detail in her pencil marks, it's pure greatness.

Sandra, let's be friends.


June 15, 2011

Good Bye Dinosaurs!

I love simple ideas with great effect. Well, dans le ciel tout va bien (in heaven everything is fine) made that great effect on me the other day when I found his post-it drawings, especially his "Good bye dinosaurs!" series. His combination of strong, dramatic scenes with the fragility of little post-it papers made me remember something I heard a few years ago about how big formats are more intimate than the little ones, because your whole body can fit in them. It's a nice theory, but today, I prefer these post-its more.

One more thing: dans le ciel tout va bien will make a book out of his post-it collection for "fais le toi même", a french festival of edition, music, etc. at Lille in September.





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