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Inspiration

A page of links to other interesting sites. Some are self-explanatory others I’ve tried to give a short description of.

Found– “… We collect found stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, doodles– anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life. Anything goes. http://www.foundmagazine.com

Steampunk http://steampunkworkshop.com/ Think The Wild Wild West, H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Kind of Mad Max meets Victorian England. An amazing conceptual exercise.

BoingBoing– A directory of wonderful things.http://www.boingboing.net/

Cross Dressing Jimmy Olsen, a site that must be seen to be believed

Jib Jab– Animated thought provoking political and social humor

Issues/ Thought Provoking

Obey Plagiarist Shepard Fairey: A critique by artist Mark Vallen

Illegal Art

Political art:

Macarenses

On Research and Developing ideas

This is a link to Radiolab: Detective Stories (episodes/2006/04/14) “…In this hour, we hear surprising stories of playing detective and finding that what really happened in the past is not at all what you’d expected. ”

Illustrators/Artists/interesting people

Ruth Gwily– conceptual illustrator whose work invokes theatre and dance

James Jean

Anita Kunz

Dave Mckean

Thomas Hart Benton

Lynd Ward

Matt Madden, author of “99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style”

Alex Trochut– Graphic designer/Illustrator from Barcelona

Sue Coe

Nathan Fox

Shepard Fairey

Istvan Banyai

3-D Work

Polly Becker

Thomas Allen (cut out figures in book jackets)

Clayton Baily– A fabricator of Robots, rayguns etc. out of junque.

http://www.claytonbailey.com/gallery.htm

http://www.claytonbailey.com/galleryrayguns.htm

Toys, Crafts etc.

Felt Mistress

Robert Sabuda– Pop-up book/paper engineer artiste extraordinaire. His site with info on how to create simple pop-ups

tour of pop-up books “The University of North Texas has prepared a virtual tour of pop-up books from the nineteenth century to present. There are many wonderful illustrations, including a few animations that give you an idea of how the movements would appear in the book” (text from cyberbee.com)

Puppets, stop animation…

Kathi Zung “Do It Yourself! Foam Latex Puppetmaking 101” is a one hour instructional video that shows the entire process of turning an original sculpt into a camera-ready, foam latex puppet that is specifically designed for animating.

Experiments creating a stop motion figure by Sven at Scarlet Star Studios

Artists Books/Book Jackets/Book Arts

Otis Collections online (Otis College of Art and Design)
Artists Books Collection

Armin Abmeier, “…literature fiend, collector of printed matter, and a leading advocate of illustration in Germany” as described by Lisa Zeitz for the AIGA. Armin paid a visit to th illustration dept. in 2007

Book-by-it’s-Cover Julia Rothman’s blog about book covers, interior illustrations, sketchbooks

Public Art/Graffiti/Murals/Sculpture

Banksy- pseudonym of a British graffiti artist www.banksy.co.uk/

Tom Otterness-sculptor, a number of his creatures can be seen around NYC

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