Posts Tagged ‘sketchbooks’

Mark Mulroney

Published May 27, 2010 by Molly

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Thank goodness for the web: it allows artists like Mark Mulroney to amass their high-concept weirdness into one viewing zone for home audiences to pore over. We dig the site’s surreal categorical distinctions almost as much as the work contained within: collages, drawings, scanned sketchbooks and more. Give it a look.

Dadu Shin

Published May 21, 2010 by Molly

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We’re fatally enchanted by Dadu Shin’s sketchbook pages, each scanned and documented online for voyeuristic sketchbook-snoopers to page through. Delightful!

Thomas Wellmann

Published April 20, 2010 by Molly

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Wish we knew how to say enthusiastic things in German, but alas! Gotta do it in English. Thomas Wellmann is a comics maestro who recently released Der Ziegensauger, a 100-page comicbook adventure in his signature style. (This is where the “wish-we-could-speak-German” urge kicks in really strongly; for now we’re gonna rely on a heavy visual exegesis plus basic dictionary for our reading strategy.)

Book aside, Wellmann makes nutty/awesome fantasy illustrations and game designs and more. His sketchbook/zine Schulheft is one of our all-time favorites: an intimate, prettily-produced pocket of sketchy joy.

Charlie Duck

Published April 13, 2010 by Molly

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Dust & Shadow is an exquisite art book published by Duke Press and crafted by Charlie Duck. Hand-stitched and digitally printed in a numbered edition of 100, the book features aerial views of chateau, drawings of interiors, still lifes and memento mori. “Initially they appear a celebration of wealth and immortality,” the publisher writes, “Yet there is disquiet to these images; an underlying emptiness which is explored and developed in each drawing.”

So much truth in that. Witness also the artist’s blog, which is chock full of sketchbook scans and gallery news and works in progress. Cheers to you, Mr. Duck!

Jean Jullien’s Journal

Published April 7, 2010 by Molly

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Jean Jullien’s work is joyous and wide-ranging. There’s the illustration, for one thing, not to mention the videos, costumes, installations, books and posters. This might be old news to you—the guy IS, after all, pretty famous— but what about his diary? Have you seen that?

If not, get on it! Jullien posts prodigious excerpts online from the notebook he fills with daily writings and drawings. Browsing the scans is like flipping through the sketchbook/journal of a 21st-century polymath. It’s an easy and efficient way to get your daily requirement of RAD.