My friend Amy recently started a kid’s clothing line called Big Bad Wolf and they’ve just collaborated with artist James Jean. If you’ve got a little one, you can peep the tee here.
Heads up to everyone living in Vancouver and New York, the annual event known as A Good Book Drive is currently running until the end of the month in both cities. The project is a simple way to encourage a new generation of readers and to get good books into the hands of kids who need new ones.
All you have to do is buy a copy of your favourite kid’s book and drop it off at one of the drop-off sites. At each site they will give you a giant sticker to put inside the front cover, to be used to write a special note to the kid that will receive your book.
If you follow them on Instagram you’ll be able to see what book I donated when it gets shared there (should be soon).
See a full list of Vancouver and New York drop-off locations below!
Once again, this week our sponsor is Craftsy which provides video tutorials and downloadable eGuides for aspiring artists. The resources they provide are aimed at people who want to quickly brush up on some basics. This week they’re offering a free downloadable eGuide on the basics of watercolor.
The eGuide provides an introduction to things like paper types, color value, temperature, and intensity, as well as the proper technique for swatching new paints. If you didn’t go to art school, this is an easy way to pick up some fundamentals. The best part being it costs nothing.
If you want, you can download the Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor.
This week our sponsor is once again Craftsy which provides resources for aspiring artists via videos and tutorials. It’s been nice to find a sponsor that’s a good fit for what I’m trying to do with Booooooom; make art accessible.
Craftsy is offering an eGuide on Perspective Drawing that teaches you the basics of one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective. It also covers dividing space and drawing ellipses. If you didn’t go to art school, this is an easy way to pick up some fundamentals. The best part being it costs nothing.
If you want, you can download the free Perspective Drawing eGuide.
Mount Gay has launched a series called “The Original Spirits” highlighting artisans and craftsmen who make things the good old fashion way; with their bare hands. The videos celebrate these individuals and draw parallels to the brand’s own handcrafted history of rum-making in Barbados.
This episode features James Tucker, co-founder of the celebrated San Francisco-based letterpress studio, The Aesthetic Union. In the video Tucker works on a woodcut and makes a print on a hand fed, foot treadle operated, press from 1910. Watch the video below.
Heads up for all you artists and designers out there, The Space is looking for original, groundbreaking ideas for people to experience on mobiles and tablets. Any artist over 18 from anywhere in the world can apply.
The Space is a free public space, a not-for-profit public service for artists and audiences around the world, set up by the BBC and the Arts Council of England.
Successful ideas will be shortlisted and asked for more information via email. Not only will The Space offer winners a paid commission, as well as an online platform to publish their work, they will also receive training and mentoring support to help develop their expertise.
The Space’s Open Call #TheSpaceOC closes on November 14th 2014. If you’re interested head on over here: http://www.thespace.org/
Watch the video below!
Japanese designer Nigo is unloading a bunch of contemporary art, jewellery, and furniture from his personal collection through a Sotheby’s auction entitled NIGO® Only Lives Twice. The founder of Bape said “I wanted to have an estate sale of my own but obviously I couldn’t get any enjoyment from it myself if I was dead. So I decided to do it now.”
Take a look at the entire auction here.