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Posts tagged "doodling"
Jan 31, 2013
Doodle by Wayne Coyne
scribbled in the lounge at the Embassy Suites hotel in Austin, Texas, during an interview at South By Southwest, which explains the beverage stains.
Dec 07, 2012
May 18, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
David Shrigley: The Art of the Doodle - Slide Show - NYTimes.com
In February, London’s Hayward Gallery will mount a major survey of his work. To stuﬀ the show with new art, he says, he had to trick himself into thinking he wasn’t actually making art at all.
In a spiral notebook, he jotted down 180 ideas for 180 pieces. Most consist of a few purposely cryptic words, intended as jumping- oﬀ points. No. 116 is ‘‘sea monster smiling’’; others are equally open-ended: ‘‘sword ﬁght,’’ ‘‘dog on its hind legs,’’ ‘‘William Shakespeare.’’ ‘‘I try not to think too hard about what I’m doing,’’ Shrigley says. ‘‘I’m just crossing things oﬀ a list and ﬁ lling a page, and the work gets made as a byproduct of that task.’’
…The overall eﬀect is like discovering the sketchbook of a boy who taught himself to draw while locked in a basement. ‘‘I’m not trying to draw badly,’’ says Shrigley, who graduated from the Glasgow School of Art. ‘‘I’m just trying to draw without any consideration of craft.’’
Filed under: David Shrigley
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Oct 15, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
» Google is hiring a doodler.
As a Doodler, you will join the small creative team responsible for the Google homepage logos (google.com/logos) that surprise and delight hundreds of millions of users worldwide.
Dare to dream.
Jul 19, 2011
Patterns That Connect: Social Symbolism in Ancient & Tribal Art
Via a post about the book by that name, from 1996, by Carl Schuster and Edmund Carter.
According to Schuster, tribal designs such as the ubiquitous zig-zag motif and artifacts such as “Y-posts” are really attempts to record family lineage, not meaningless doodles or objects meant for play. Of the continuous patterns generally used in ceremonial and even everyday garments Schuster remarks, “This is a graphic representation of the puzzle of procreation itself, in which there is neither beginning nor end.”
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