The Internet is permanent in many ways, yet ephemeral in others. Things sell out, pictures are removed, sites fade away, links get broken…There’s also a lot of art out there that’s not meant to last forever. Maybe it gets lost or worn out or removed or eaten up.
Doodlesplatter was born out of a desire to present a complete “artkive” of the work of prolific artist, Jon Burgerman. With just a few clicks, you’ll see Jon illustrate that any surface can be a canvas. Whether you’re sick on a plane (airplane vomit bag) or stuck in the rain (umbrella collab with SIZE?), Jon’s doodles are there to cheer and inspire you.
About Jon Burgerman
Jon creates vibrant, neo primitive scrawls of shapes and colour. He’s pushed his monster-like characters into compositions where cartoon-like forms are crammed on top of each other until they create a screaming mass of energy. Intensely prolific, he has pushed the character obsession of the late 90s back into fashion and to another level. Working across a variety of mediums that includes drawing, painting, print, animation, large scale murals and toy design, his art retains a hand-made, hand-drawn quality. A sense of British self-deprecation, dry humour and modern-day anxiety imbues his work.
He has exhibited internationally since 2001 and has work in the permanent collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum and The Science Museum in London. He lectures at Universities and presented his work at the prestigious Pictoplasma Character Design Conference (Berlin, 2006). He has received two D&AD Silver award nominations and has worked on many commercial projects for high profile organisations including: Cadbury, Pepsi, MTV, Levis and Rip Curl. In 2011, Jon relocated from Nottingham, UK to Brooklyn, NY.
About Jeremy Brautman
Jeremy Brautman has been called many names, and “Toy Maven” is the one that stuck. A prolific writer, he began writing about toy art professionally in 2008. Jeremy made his curatorial debut with an ongoing custom toy contest series called custoMONDAY and followed that with a Resin Toy Showcase. In 2010, he curated one of his proudest accomplishments, the LOVE MOVEMENT art show in San Francisco. He has written about toys, trends and pop culture for a variety of print and online publications including: Cool Hunting, Josh Spear, Heeb and Juxtapoz. He currently works as a consultant, maintains his own blog and a writes the column, Toys by Design, for Design Bureau magazine. As a lifelong neurotic, Jeremy finds terrific indescribable fulfillment in organizing (it’s own art form, really) the work of Jon Burgerman into tidy categories for Doodlesplatter.
About The Neon Hive
The Neon Hive is a creative agency. We have only one rule; to defy perception - in each capacity in which we trade. We are known for our considered and deliberate aesthetic. No inflated ego. No design for design’s sake. Our diversity in terms of clients, fascinations and the team defines our creative output. We like photography, surfing, neon all-in-ones and beer. We dream of living in La La Land. We think ”everything in moderation” (including moderation) - but this does not extend to our love of one of the UK’s super talented artists, Jon Burgerman… hell yeah!!!
Thanks go out to Amir and Jeps for photos and scans and bunnies.