Posts Tagged ‘Doodles’
Jon recently installed this burgerdoodle in a grassy patch outside the Nottingham Castle Museum. His agency, Début Art, writes:
A walking burger in bloom perhaps will remind us that everything is ‘grown’ from dirt, from colourful pigments, fast food packaging and the fast food itself. Here a veggie burger is having a delightful trawl through a garden, mindful to deposit himself (and his wrapper) into a bin or compost pile once he’s done.
I dunno, man, looks like a crop circle done by aliens to me…
For the second time in two years Deadgood have teamed up with leading British illustrator Jon Burgerman, this time to create the ‘Doodle Rug’ in which Jon’s distinctive doodle scrawls have been transformed into this bold and distinctive product.
The new rug was unveiled at Design Junction last week. It measures 2500mm x 1500mm and is made of 100% hand-tufted wool.
In an interview with Breaks of 10, Jon refers to the rug as “fuzzy and warm”. He further states:
It’s great to make works that people will hang on their walls but it’s just as cool to have stuff people can walk all over or park their bottoms on.
There you have it! Pick up a Doodle Rug (and then put it down and park your “bottom” on it) here now for £1487 or ~$2,312 USD.
Jon was recently in Newcastle to go big on a wall at Hoults Yard, “a funky and flexible office complex with character”. Unfortunately, rain appears to have made a more macabre mural than perhaps intended. The Hoults Yard team tweeted a promise to repair the project as soon as the “sun shines”.
Somewhere in the UK, lucky students get to eat lunch in a cafeteria adorned with GREEN doodles by Jon. Be cool. Stay in school.
Jon has joined the Renmen Project! Per their blog:
He’s very kindly filled up a book of blank postcards with a stack of hand-drawn one-off doodles, which we will be selling in our shop in the not-too-distant future.
Renmen’ is the Haitian word for Love, the bird in the logo is the Hispaniolan Trogon, the national bird of Haiti. ‘The Renmen Project‘ has been brought together by the team at Thunder Chunky and Ben The Illustrator in order to raise funds for UNICEF’s Haiti Appeal. Throughout 2010, they will be working with a selection of top artists and designers from around the world to create artwork to sell online. Every penny made from art sales will be going to UNICEF’s Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal.
The New Art Exchange in Nottingham is holding a free art workshop for children tomorrow, August 19th, and Jon is participating:
My Doodle World is an exhibition by Holgate school students at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham. They invite youu to verbalise your opinion about where you live and what is happening to the world and environment around you. Kids rarely get such a platform to express their views so come along to help create a unique doodle installation expressing your perspective of the world.
As part of the exhibition there will be a day of art workshops for children:
Thursday 19 August 2010, 1000 - 1630
1000 - 1300 Street Build. Lead by Jo Deighton / Tina Havill, Art Teachers from Holgate school.
Score, fold, join, rip and manipulate card to create a large 3D model of where you live. The chance to learn card construction skills, and to design and construct your house from card to create a large street installation.
1400 - 1630: JON BURGERMAN led workshop.
An amazing opportunity to meet and be inspired by the Nottingham based artist, famed for his doodling, drawing, scrawling and illustration. Art, animation and character design. Jon would like to invite you to illustrate your thoughts on where you live through doodles and help create a unique installation piece which will be exhibited alongside the workin the My Doodle World exhibition: 21 - 29 August.
Contact New Art Exchange for more info and to book you (or your child’s place on the workshop).
After nearly two years, Jon makes a triumphant return to sprucing up your sofa. With doodled cushions last seen here, Jon is now working with ClickForArt on a new range of pillows. Lovingly titled Trample and Scrum, the cushions are approximately 46×46cm / 18×18″, constructed of super-soft faux suede and printed with non-toxic waterbased inks. The pillows are printed with a graphic on one side and a plain black back. They feature a feather-filled inner. Only 250 of each pillow have been printed. They will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Each cushion is currently available and costs £39 or ~ $60 at Burgerplex.
Oh, but that’s not all. I clicked over to ClickForArt and saw some exciting teasers. I’ve seen the quality of their merch through US stockist, Neon Monster, and it’s really quite impressive. From this ad I snagged off the CFA site, it looks like we may be seeing another pillow, a zippered (iPad?) case and an eye mask.
Here’s a bit about Click For Art from their website if you’re not yet familiar with their products: Read the rest of this entry »
A pair of original hand-drawn, signed, framed and mounted works has made its way onto Burgerplex. At left we have, Coup De Vile and at right we have In The Coup. Each measures 52 x 68.5 cm / 20.5 x 27″ and was made with Posca pen and pencil crayon on archival paper. They are selling for £450 or ~ $700.
Jon’s definitely been exploring a new and musical chapter in his life recently, so it’s only fitting that he’d combine his love for music and doodles into one giant hybrid poster monster. The high quality print on 230gsm uncoated art paper is a massive format, portrait size 100×70 cm / 39.6×27.6″ beast sent rolled in a a strong card tube for £15 or ~ $23. I’ve learned via Jon’s Flickr that the above poster is being modeled by “the lovely Mel”. Check it out at Burgerplex here.
Above you see our heroes: the evening’s artist, Jon, flanked by Jeps and Evelien (of Darker and the Dutch Doodlesplatter posse) who made the trek from The Netherlands to the Lossy Botany Lab show at Hamburg’s heliumcowboy artspace. As with most of Jon’s shows, there is a ton of work, so here’s just a glimpse at some of the doodles (many of which were plant-based matter-themed) captured for us by J & E. Stay tuned (or look back) for a plethora of posts [click here for current tag archive], each concerning a separate element of the installation and exhibit. Click through for a gallery of images and price list from the event. Thanks to Jeps and Evelien for all the great visuals!