Posts Tagged ‘muradoodles’
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”.
Jon doodles on clothes and also on skin, so it only was a matter of time before he pulled a Gallagher and painted on what appear to be rain-slicker-like-coveralls. Actually, come to think of it, don’t these folks look a bit like Woody Allen’s sperm in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask? And I mean that in the politest way possible…
If you’re reading this, you’re probably not at the The Winchester Discovery Centre, where Jon’s latest solo show, Brain Drain, is currently commencing. Not wanting his overseas friends to be left out of the fun, Jon sent over some snaps of the almost-complete show. You can view the finished product live at the Winchester or over at his site here. Brain Drain looks great, and it’s full of new mixed media, muradoodles and collaborative work. The show runs through July 11th. If you’re in the area, Jon will be there for a talk on May 26th. RSVP for the 5/26 chat here.
Thanks to Twitter and Flickr, we were practically right there to see Jon doodling for charity at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Photos gratefully “borrowed” from @FatAmpNadia and Uniball/Posca’s Flickr Set. I love how the little girl below is going straight for the heart.
This just in from Sam Summerskill:
WE NEED YOU to help the Birmingham Children’s Hospital raise £2 million pounds to create the most advanced cardiac unit for children in the UK.
Début Art have teamed up with the hospital to put on a week-long Family Art Festival starting April 12 at the Bullring in Birmingham city centre, and finishing Sunday 18th April. With 4 Début Art illustrators doodling all week.
The new ‘hybrid’ theatre will allow different procedures to be carried out on the same patient, in the same room, at the same time. Meaning more patients/children can be treated.
In addition to increasing the number of patients that can be cared for, the new hybrid theatre will cut down the number of operations children often face. This means less stress on them and their families and less time in hospital, freeing up capacity for others.
With some of the money raised also being used to increase the number of intensive care unit beds available in the hospital from the current 20 to 31. Which in turn will reduce the need to send children to other hospitals. A good thing for sure right?
Celyn, Harry Malt, Jon Burgerman and Serge Seidlitz will be creating giant, heart-themed canvases live. Each artist will be drawing the outlines with visitors to the Festival getting involved colouring it in and maybe even getting to draw on a fireman or two.
Our buddies at POSCA have very very kindly donated all the pens. The POSCA water-based marker range gives vibrant colours that are perfect for eye-catching designs that hog the limelight without fading in it. POSCA pens produce opaque, vibrant colour and can write on paper, plastic, glass and fabric. Used by artists all over the world they are perfect for creating unique attention-grabbing designs, illustrations and posters.
You can also donate now at this link: Birmingham Children’s Hospital direct donations. By my count, this is Jon’s second act of muradoodling for a children’s hospital. The first in the artkive is the Queens Medical Centre. Keep up the good work, Jon!
P.S. Sam, Jon: The Oakland Children’s Hospital in California is pretty famous and I hear the walls are quite drab. Just sayin’.
Wondering what the heck Jon was doing in Bangalore? Doodling all over the world for AOL, which, despite what anyone under 20 might think, actually still exists! Even my super-stalking, um, sleuthing skills couldn’t get me into India, so I had to wait for the downlow from this press release by Sam Summerskill of Jon’s agency, Debut Art.
Jon Burgerman has been flying all over the world for the past couple of weeks painting huge murals for the guys at Aol. He’s been to New York, Dulles, back to the UK and then…. Bangalore where he is today.
So, i guess, gadzoiks for Jon Burgerman day (apparently what today, the 10th February, is being called around the Aol. offices.)
Massive thanks to Malcolm and Alicianne again for their continued support and all of the guys in Aol headquarters in Bangalore and the US who have been looking after Jon and making his stay a good one.
The following photos were taken around the world for AOL, and I’ve borrowed them from Debut Art’s Flickr Set (where you can find several more). The final, coloring-in photos, were taken today, in Bangalore. Jon also took over the AOL website with some digital doodles. You can find Debut Art’s original press release here. Click through for more photos. [UPDATE: Wondering where Jon got his Burger sweatshirt? Look here.]
Jon sent us these snaps of the Bangalore Burgermania exclusively for Doodlesplatter. Wondering what we’re talking about? Please see this post. It will explain everything. (Including where babies come from.)