Personal Messages (Tiny Art)

How great are these packs of “Personal Messages” from Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier?! There are now 4 volumes of “Personal Messages”, each signed and numbered. According to their bio, “Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier began working together in 1996 as founding members of The Royal Art Lodge collective (of which Marcel Dzama was also…

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Better Than Secret Santa?

If you think Secret Santa is rubbish, take a look at this ‘ungifted‘ green solution courtesy of Pentagram. Ungifted Secret Santa is a free platform where you and your workmates can gift each other nice surprises instead of stuff that’s destined for landfill – it could be anything from a month of memes to a surprise…

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Look at This. Look at It!

Check out these stunning photos of Cormorant fisherman Lao Huang by photographer Peter Yan. His last name is Huang, and he is 86 years old. The locals call him Lao Huang (meaning old Huang in Chinese). He told me he’s been a fisherman ever since he was a kid, and both he and his brother…

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Handmade Work Apron

That’s it! As soon as I’m up and out of bed, I’m getting myself a handmade work apron from Lisa Bennett. I mean, just look at them! I design and make workwear for artists, makers, home and garden – in my sunny studio, in hilly-leafy South-East London. ‘In The Making- Aprons’ are worn by printmakers,…

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In Bed with Jess Smart Smiley

“In Bed with Jess Smart Smiley” is a series of video interviews with authors, artists, musicians, and more.

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Teaching Comics Workshops at the Charles M. Schulz Museum

When I was given the opportunity to teach a set of week-long comics workshops at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA, I had no idea it would be such an important week in my life. This summer has been packed with teaching comics workshops for children and teenagers in my home state…

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Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers

This year marks the 15th anniversary of WIFYR–Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers. Organized by author Carol Lynch Williams, the conference (June 15-19) offers workshops and presentations on writing, drawing, and publishing books for young readers. I’ve been invited to speak on the roles of writing and artwork in telling a story, and I invite you…

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HOW TO AVOID DISTRACTIONS

(via Design for Mankind) Miranda July does it again with this video on dealing with distractions. At first glance, she’s illustrating what we all struggle with: distraction. Beeps and pings, wandering eyes and lingering thoughts until – suddenly – the day has grown dark and our stomachs are growling, with little actual work accomplished. (Guilty.)…

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TIME-TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHY

(via viralnova) This series of photos that Japanese London-based photographer Chino Otsuka created is so nostalgic and heartwarming, it left me breathless. In “Imagine Finding Me,” Chino does something unique that I frankly have never seen before: she digitally inserts herself into old photos, so that she is standing next to her younger self. The concept is…

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