Monday, March 29, 2010

Movie Night

I think we have the subject for our next Illustration Movie Night (no, it's not Kick-Ass).

August 13!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cul de Sac, mapped

Some more Invisible Cities inspiration of a more whimsical sort from the always enjoyable blog of Richard Thompson.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Kong Wee Pang

Designer/Illustrator/Artists/MCA Alumna Kong Wee Pang is featured in this inspiring video from ArtsMemphisTV.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Brode Gallery Illustration Show Stuff

If you submitted something to the Illustration show in the Brode Gallery last month, it's in the bottom drawer of the flatfile in the Illustration room.

THANK YOU to those who submitted! No one from the other departments submitted anything, so it ended up being an Illustration Dept. show instead of Illustration/Computer Arts/Design Depts. show.


Bothering to scroll down a bit from the post just linked to, BLDGBLOG has revealed itself to be a great source of inspiration/blatant theft for the Invisible Cities project.


Paris, without Parisians.

Whatever this is.

Buildings on super-stilts!

Holy Wow! I could do this all day!


If you're in Illustration 2 and starting to think about Invisible Cities, you might find some interesting resonance with Will Insley's ONECITY project.

Here's a post that gives a nice overview of the project.

Here's the New York Times review of the original show of these peices at the Guggenheim, which includes this fun, Calvino-esque passage:
It's clear... that the city's inhabitants are segregated into day people, wholesome types who study at home with their children by means of electronic devices, and night people. "Tattered ghosts in phosphorescent clothing," the night people sound a lot like the more Felliniesque denizens of the Lower East Side, being given to masks and elaborate makeup; they "mutter a lot" and "often carry around personal abstract structures" that they exchange "according to mysterious rituals." And while they have homes in the Over-building, they frequently sleep in the cubby holes of the Under-building, ignored by day people going about their business.
And here's a post with lots more images to look at.

via Boing Boing

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gateways to Geekery

The A.V. Club presents a primer on the works on Winsor McKay, for those unsure where to dive in.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Female Illustrators in the mid-20th Century

All of the (male) artists were pleasant, many were helpful, but none ever asked me to join them for lunch... because I was a woman. It wasn’t until twenty years later that I got a little angry about it… in retrospect.

- Barbara Bradley, speaking about her early days working in a New York City commercial art studio

Female Illustrators in the mid-20th Century

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Clever Comics Page Layouts

...from the Gee-you-already-knew-he-was-brilliant Craig Thompson. Check'em out!

This should be of special interest to Illustrated Story 1, as these strips are not totally unrelated to the next assignment.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

90 Years

Happy Birthday to master cartoonist, Ronald Searle! Do yourself a favor and check out his amazing work!