Saturday, November 12, 2011
Here's a film of Edgar Degas walking down a Paris Street with a woman in 1914.
One of Degas' sketchbooks (dated 1880) can be found on the Morgan Library website. Shown below is a page from the sketchbook showing sketches that almost look like costume designs for Charlie Chaplin's Tramp character (which was created in 1914). Interesting. I wonder if Chaplin could have seen this book. I also wonder if Degas could have seen Chaplin's film in 1914 even though his eyesite was terrible at the time.
CLICK TO ENLARGE IMAGE (Page from Degas' sketchbook)
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
This book would make a great gift. Mark Frauenfelder's gem of a book, Made by Hand, is now in paperback! I blogged about it when it first came out.
More information about the book and where to purchase it can be found here .
Mark is the founder of BOING BOING and the Editor in Chief of MAKE.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
NEW: Art by Amy Crehore (3-color silk-screen print, limited edition- click image to enlarge)
Oh boy, oh boy! The newest print set by Cloudy Collection has just been released and I am in it. In this set, there are 12 different 6"x 6" 3-color screen prints by 12 unique artists. It is a very special edition with only 50 sets available. That's right, you get 12 individual fine art prints suitable for framing in each set. This print set also happens to be a "2012 Calendar of the Impending Apocalypse". Each artist picked a month and interpreted the theme. Shown above: my own version of what would happen if a giant Krampus took over the earth (month of December).
Artists in this set include: Emory Allen, Joe Alterio, Ana Benaroya, Kali Ciesemier, Amy Crehore, David Huyck, Adam Koford, Joe Lambert, Phil McAndrew, Luke Pearson, Vincent Stall, Jaime Zollars.
To view each fine art print in this unique 2012 calendar set and to buy,
please follow this LINK
Cloudy Collection has been producing fine art print sets for a couple of years now and I was lucky enough to be part of the very first letterpress edition that they ever produced. (Thanks, David Huyck!)
The Art of Amy Crehore
(follow this link for more prints by Amy Crehore)
Also, be sure to CHECK out Amy Crehore's NEW BOING BOING MONKEY T-SHIRT!
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
January pin-up- Herman Melville
December pin-up - Leo Tolstoy
October pin-up - Lewis Carroll
My friend Lee Moyer's art calendar is finally available. This project has been in the works for more than a few years and it's a great thing.
Lee's 2012 calendar of beautiful literary pin-up girls is now exclusively available online at The Tinker's Packs (follow link to buy).
Worldbuilders is publishing the calendar and donating the proceeds to the charity Heifer International.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Enchanting illustrations by artist Harry Clarke (born in Dublin 1889)
from "The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault" (1922).
See more at 50 Watts .
See more at 50 Watts .
I'm going on a little trip tomorrow.
Please have a look at my blog archives while I'm gone.
I'll be back around Nov 7th. Stay tuned!