Thursday, November 08, 2007

Jenkins Johnson Gallery SF

While driving home tonight I noticed the huge paintings by Ben Aronson hanging in the windows at the Jenkins Johnson Gallery. I'm going to have to go back soon to grab a second look. Great work.

Guided sketch books for kids

Maybe it's because of the baby on the way... but, I've had the idea to make a sketch book for kids that is more or less "guided". You could also call it an activity book, but it doesn't tell you how to do it, it just gets you started. Like drawing "games" you could play with two people where one person is telling the other what to draw, but not how to draw it. Anyway, I'm too late, because Taro Gomi has already done it. She has a few different books like this. And they all look like they'd be pretty fun to do (if I was a kid this is).


...a coffee table book.

While at Costco last night, by myself, I almost bought this amazing book. I was told not to splurge so I didn't get it, but it's really great. Here's one of the photos from the book. I was actually thinking it would be a great reference book to sketch from.

UPDATE: Even WIRED thinks this book is cool. They have tons of pics from the book here.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Brendon Monroe

So, Brendon Monroe just released a limited edition letterpressed print you can buy through his site. Amazing stuff on nice paper, only $60. I would have loved to have seen his latest show down in L.A.