Monday, December 7, 2009

Two animations

Posting this here instead of sending individual e-mails to all my friends that I said I would send it to. Really amazing stop-motion cut paper animation.



Here's another amazing cut-paper animation from Eleanor Stewart. Check out her blog too, it has some awesome work on it.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Book Covers

Another sweet book cover collection.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Eye Candy.

Cool site for your color needs.
"The Multicolr Search Lab is a part of Idée Labs—Idée’s technology playground for visual search. With the Multicolr Search Lab, you can browse through 10 million of Flickr’s most 'interesting' Creative Commons images, and find ones that share the same colours. Choose up to 10 colours from our palette of 120 different shades."

check it here!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Make the trip.

Kuroshio Sea at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan. Make the trip.

Kuroshio Sea

Thursday, August 6, 2009

What people can and will do.

I was video chatting with a friend when this came up. Needless to say, our video chat became much more fun.

watch me?

Friday, July 24, 2009


I decided a while back that i would scrap this blog. But oh well, i want to share. So some new things off the top of my head that i can remember seeing and thinking "hey, i should post that". These are in a really random order in terms of categories, but they all are under the "creative spirit of the human being" umbrella. word.


Tadahiro Uesugi - one of my new favorites, great color and compositions.


"Camouflage" by liu bolin


"45 Beautifully Designed Book Covers" from the always great


George Pratt's interview on sidebar. George was one of my teachers at the Illustration Academy, hes a really cool guy and has vast amounts of knowledge about everything.

Part 1
Part 2


I just ordered my copy of The Sartorialist's new book. His first i think. He posted the links to places you can pre-order on July 20th, 2009.


I also finally ordered my first PostSecret book, after months and months of people telling me to, and me saying i would. just in time for the new one.


One of my other teachers at Illustration Academy, Sterling Hundley, has been documenting the progress hes been making for his solo show this september. check it here.


For ideas on sandwiches. check Scanwiches.


The stop motion music video for Coldplay's song Strawberry Swing. All drawn with chalk, besides the guy of course. Check it here.


Eric Fortune
's latest stuff. by far far far far my favorite work from him. Check it here. Done for his show at Roq La Rue.

Friday, May 29, 2009


I've always loved this guys work, bad ass illustrator and animator.
His new thing Yuki 7 is coming out soon so i thought i would alert everyone who hasn't checked it already.

Kevin Dart

Monday, May 25, 2009


Some words from Sterling Hundley over on the illustration academy blog.
I think it's safe to say that everyone deals with this problem.


Monday, May 18, 2009


Two painters i've recently been looking at a lot.

Jeremy Lipking

Sean Cheetham

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I love it when I find these things.
The great Bobby Chiu on youtube, podcasts, demos, and great advice.
I think these clips are a little taste of his "Schoolism" program in which he teaches and gives advice to people who are in or want to be in the biz.

check it

his sidebar nation interview was a an interesting listen as well. listen here.

Monday, May 4, 2009

FOB parents.

For all us Asian kids with Fob parents.

My Mom is a Fob
My Dad is a Fob

Shawn Barber

Another interview with the great Shawn Barber.
i like reading his interviews because he is really genuine about the work. no bullshit. at all. hes also pretty darn knowledgeable!


also Fecal Face featured him in their Studio Visit section here.
be sure to check out FF's other Studio Visits, they go to some pretty cool studios of some pretty awesome artists.


Illustration Friday always has good interviews.
just read these.

Marcos Chin

Yuko Shimizu

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Havn't been here awhile
i'm in a rush so i'll just share few things i've been checking out.
features some great artists. be sure to check out their archives, seriously. inspiration overload.

i'll put more up when i have the time!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Hello, people have been asking me what blogs (not sites but blogs, artist blogs specifically) i follow...but since i follow way to many to actually list i decided to narrow it down for now...


artist blogs i always go back to, sometimes everyday.
and i might miss a few but i'll add more when i remember.
in no particular order:

Frank Stockton always a good blog to check, great work and great advice!
Yuko Shimizu recently found out that she has a blog...which is very good news for everyone.
Jillian Tamaki very refreshing! also once in a while posts about other good stuff too i wouldn't have found otherwise.
Francis Vallejo guy is crazy good! i have immense respect for him and his work.
Audrey Kawasaki always like to check out her work. her other blog is fun to check out to.
James Jean mr. jean, great artist and...great artist.
Gorilla Artfare a lot of artists i respect post here so...good show.
Irene Gallo's Art Department really great source for all things great!
Andrew Hem really admire his work.
Vincent Hui just discovered him, check his site, dig it!
Jeremy Enecio, blows my mind and only 3 years older than me? also check his old blog which i still always go back to for inspiration.
Chris Buzelli he teaches at my school, but i havn't had the great opportunity to take his class year!

These are like the top ones i check out of the mannnny that i have on my bookmarks list (doesn't include all the design, photography, fashion blogs i check either). so there it is guys, blogs are a really great source of inspiriation, information, and eye candy.


Also besides checking blogs and websites, I also go through all the American Illustrations and SI annuals. The library here has ones from way back...really interesting and great to see work of older generations. Gotta love it!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thru You

Guy takes bunch of youtube clips.
mixes them.
good stuff.

my favorite: #7

take a listen!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

see it

I saw this commercial on tv a while back.
thought it would be interesting for those of you interested in stop motion.
a lot of work.
seems fun!

making of commerical


Thanks to my friend Brian for showing me this.


"TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes)."

i am watching them non-stop.
so much knowledge and creativity.
and so many ideas.
it blows my mind.
but i love it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Some more words from Frank Stockton

f. stockton on how to get better

it was quite the interesting read.
i've been thinking about the same things.
not only on how to improve, move forward, and conduct myself when it comes to my work,
but also on how to improve, move forward, and conduct myself when it comes to everything else.

general i know...maybe we can go into depth over hot chocolate and cake sometime.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Joao Paulo

I've been following this guy for a while now.
i just checked up on him a few days ago and discovered he is the new Fables cover artist. There was a lot of speculation on who would replace James Jean, and i think they made a great choice.

the editors and creators said they basically just discovered him through the internet. Just shows you how the internet can help you out.
so start to put your work out there.
who knows what will happen.

congrats to him.

Joao Paulo

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I really like this guy's work.
he has a variety of stuff.
but my favorites definitely are his design pieces.
his movie posters are so awesome.
i like it Olly Moss!

Friday, January 16, 2009

see it

A few photo related things.
been looking at Gerald Slota.
i've seen his photos in different magazines and websites.
opened my eyes to a different world of photography.
but what i'm really drawn to is his editorial photo illustration work.
not just the aesthetics, but his concepts are just so perfect.


reynard li,
has inspired me to take more photos. check his journal.
i'll have my camera with me all the time now.

The Shepard Fairey

Another show to go to.
thanks to my brother for bringing this to my attention!
Shepard Fairey is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at ICA.
even if you don't know who he is, i guarantee you know his work.
his famous andre the giant is everywhere. i mean everywhere.
and i'm sure you have all seen his Obama posters everywhere as well.

he went to risd too!
(although supposedly he almost got expelled, funny story for another time)

Saturday, January 10, 2009


For those of you that don't know already, James Jean finally had his ridiculously anticipated opening at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (Chelsea) last night. MAN, what I would have done to have been able to be don't even want to know.

anyways the show is up through Feb 7.
(so if anyone wants to go down to NY with me to see it later tell me!!!)

if possible, go.

the gallery has the works on the site.

ALSO! don't forget!
Kenichi Hoshine also has work up at Jonathan LeVine along with Jean.

also, as a side note.
last time i was at Jonathan LeVine they had a Blek Le Rat show up.
most people when they see his work say he knocks off banksy.
what they don't know is, he came way before banksy.

banksy: "Every time I think I've painted something slightly original, I find out that Blek Le Rat has done it as well. Only twenty years earlier..."

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


A friend recently showed me a bunch of illustrators. (thanks jess!)
i think my favorite out of the bunch was someone who goes by Shout.
love the simplicity, shapes, colors and concepts.


Paper What?

I first saw this graffiti artist featured in GR.
he is known for his toys...made completely of paper.
he takes origami to the next level.
he is japanese.


Sunday, January 4, 2009


I've been looking at more and more photography lately.
i'll share that later.
anyways, i frequently come across polaroids.

dear polaroid,
bring instant film back.

photo from mr. coso

for ginormous amounts of polaroids.
and for those polaroid addicts.
support polanoid!


Sidebar has some rad interviews with some great peoples.
such as jon foster, frank stockton, james jean, jason manley,
and a bunch of others.