I’m taking a processing class this fall. Drawing and animating via code has been both liberating and frustrating. Luckily, I’ve have enough little victories to keep me going.
Here is a data visualization chart I built this week, using polling data from the state of Florida. Much thanks goes out to my programming teacher, Kurt Ralske.
When we take the subway, we riders typically don’t use our commuting time enjoying the scenery. We read books, chat with a friend, or play a game of Angry Birds, but look around the station? Nah.
While on the Coney Island bound F train, I decided to look up while waiting on the platform. I discovered this:
After 7 years using my local station, I finally saw this sign, circa 1940’s by The Subway Sun.
Turns out the Subway Sun has been around since 1915, teaching riders proper subway etiquette. 12oz Prophet has a great collection of old ads, as well as Joe korner.
Another litter ad exists in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This one has a tear, but is a nicer photograph.
photo by Ephemeral New York
Sometimes we let modern devices keep us from taking in our physical environment. Don’t forget to keep your eye out for little gems!
Juggling teaching, filmmaking, and masters classes has taken me out of my web routine. I hardly ever go on Facebook, Vimeo, or even my blog! But I will be back soon, with more art and images.
For now, here is a rough concept image of my upcoming film.
I have never posted these photos. They were taken from my rooftop on 9/11/01, while living in the Lower East Side.
By this, I mean the REAL Lower East Side, which is below Houston. I lived on Henry and Montgomery Street, 1.3 miles from the World Trade Center. Land line and cell phone service were knocked out for two months, and the air was barely breathable. For weeks, all you could smell was burning electrical equipment, freshly laid tar, with a hint of death.
Here are the photos I took that morning.
One interesting piece I worked on this year was this one: a beautiful film made by the Rauch Brothers of Brooklyn, NY. It brings extra significance to me on this particular day:
The weeks after were unforgettable. I hope everyone has a thoughtful and creative day.
While much of the animation industry went to the San Diego Comic Con last week, I went to the EAA air show in Oshkosh. It’s the biggest air show in the world, and I have the sore legs to prove it! The weather was beautiful, and planes were amazing, and I saw some nice character art.
Much of these characters look better than anything you would see at a recent comic con!
Lastly, here is a gentleman painting in front of a crowd. World war II re-enactment is a big part of Oshkosh.
Okay, okay, one more thing! I thought the packaging of this breakfast roll was pretty cute.
I did this last winter, for a friend’s winter art project. I whipped it up quickly, but didn’t forget to scan before I sent it off in the mail.