just some little dreamy things…

Dallas_Clayton_PAGE_20 copyso i finally checked out Spike Jonze’s blog, we love you so. its sort of a influences database concerning Where the Wild Things Are (much excitement). its a pretty lovely collection of thoughts and references. Spike mentions a new kid’s book by Dallas Clayton, self-written/illustrated/and published wow wow. it makes me feel guilty about growing up. above is an image from the book, “An Awesome Book“…peruse the whole thing online heere.

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also enjoying the blog missed connections. Sophie Blackall illustrates craigslist missed connection posts as one would a romantic fairy tale. of course she chooses proper interesting posts, not those “we made eye contact at the library. if you think this is you, tell me what i was wearing.”
bs.
everyone makes eye contact no one remembers what you were wearing.
this is definitely the most interesting meme referenced art ive seen in a while. and it reminds me of Cardon Webb’s flier redesign project Cardon Copy
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img “borrowed” from The Daily What
he’s like a graphic design robin hood. he finds dismissable, generic fliers selling things, wanting things, lost cat etc, and replaces them with his own work.
i dunno, i just think its interesting to see artists responding to our current culture. missed connections and homemade fliers are all about getting the attention of other people; about selling yourself and your idea. Blackall has found the stand-out posts on missed connections and turned them into illustrated sonnets, into sentimental and intimate scenes worthy of a reply. Webb, meanwhile, reimagines dull, hastily created tear-offs as visually exciting, attention-getting posters.
both artists are reimagining the half-assed dreams of others, rendering them more sincere and complete.
i like it.

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