posted by noey
on 2013.03.27, under Art
ArtBridge is an NYC-based nonprofit organization that transforms unused urban spaces into large-scale canvases for emerging artists, connecting them to the public. Banner art is usually hung on construction scaffolding, but for ArtBridge’s first time outside NYC, artwork was displayed on the Greenkill Avenue Bridge in Kingston, NY.
Two large artworks were chosen from local (female!) artists Emily Gui and Adie Russell, each piece now adorns either side of the bridge. Gui’s work “Moon Phases” and Russell’s “Wide/way” (digital composite of vintage postcards) were picked out of nearly 100 submissions. Yeah, girl power!
It really brightens up the streets of Midtown and leaves everyone in the best mood. Their art will remain for six months until the fall when the exhibition material will be taken down and made into tote bags. More about Gui and Russell here.
Joy and I were excited about ArtBridge coming to Kingston, so we drew a fantastical representation of the town for our submission. Obviously the design was not one of the big winners, but we wanted to share it with you anyway.
Will the little train be eaten by the creek monster?
Yulie Cho is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Integrated Product Design, but loves animation. She’s taking a Computer Animation course and for one of her projects was assigned to interview professionals in the business. She contacted us.
I always giggle to myself when people call me a professional, which is silly because hell yes, we’re pros — but it’s just that I so vividly remember being in college with an assignment to interview a professional in the business. Like it was yesterday. But that was almost 7 years ago so get over it, Noelle. You’re a grown up.
Anyway, Yulie is the best. This week she sent us some doodles she did; she made a comic of an incident that happened one day, just for fun. I love it because her style is great and I think it’s wonderful to take a funny moment from life and draw it out. I have been wanting to do this more lately and Yulie has inspired me. Also, I TOTALLY RELATE to this story. If you went to Pratt, I bet you can too. Enjoy, kids!
No matter how clean we kept our dorm, there were at least 5 incidences where we were up on our desks screaming like cartoon elephants over a tiny mouse or cockroach scurrying across the floor. Good thing Yulie is tons more brave than I am, and she knows how to handle herself in this situation.
Thanks for sharing your work Yulie!
Joy + Noey
James Buran described himself as an executive daydreamer. Until now! His first independent animated film, completed in just 2.5 weeks, launched today. Perfect for this dreary Monday morning before the election.
A guy who had his story, James dove into production. After a couple of weeks, he created art. Something that does what it’s meant to do – to make people feel. To think. But he was careful not to allow thinking to get in the way of thought. Wink. His unconfined hand-drawn technique and slaphappy tone adds excellent contrast to the film’s topic.
Nobody is the right choice, because Nobody bakes apple pie better than mom and Nobody can take a joke.
For more info and entertainment, the commercial motion design work built by James lives here.
We did an illustration for Twaggies featured on Mashable today!
Twaggies brings us so many joys, like new funny people to follow on Twitter. Sometimes you just need a little giggle in 140 characters or less. I recommend the hilarious @MistookMistake.
sooo we’re super excited. we were invited to twag this tweet by the talented lena dunham. she’s brilliant, we’re obsessed with her show and she actually just looks adorable in diapers so, this was magical.
happy memorial day everyone,
Over at Twaggies, we were invited to create another visual — this one’s for @GuyEndoreKaiser
There’s another illustration for you over at Twaggies. This week, we were invited to draw a Kelly Oxford tweet:
The world won’t change until there’s a tampon commercial where the girls are all curled up on couches and angrily drinking wine. @kellyoxford
Let me explain.
Twaggies: A twag is a tag in the Twittersphere, obviously. Basically, funny tweets are chosen to be sketched by various illustrators. This past week, Joy and I were invited by the Twaggie people to illustrate a @JimGaffigan tweet. We LOOOOOVE Jim Gaffigan.
They were really happy with what we came up with, so we’ve been invited to sketch for them weekly. Be sure to check out Twins Are Weird Twaggies every Sunday!