How far out of the box should we go?

outside the box from joseph Pelling on Vimeo.

I just saw this video on Pikaland and had to share. I laughed out loud at work while watching it because it reminded me so much of art school. The animation style is adorable as are these two pompous characters. It begs the personal question, what do you do with the box? Enjoy.


Parkdale Shopping Bag Submission

Oh La La UPDATE: Just received this email from the organizer of the Call for Entries:

"Below are listed the top 10 finalists in the competition. They are not listed in any particular order.

Havvy Ord – “Parkdale is People”
Erin Candela – “Parkdale Beauty”
John Fernandes – “The World On Your Corner”
Brad Emsley – (Untitled)
Crystal Bretschger – “People of Parkdale”
Ginnie Chin – “Parkdale”
Andrea Stajan-Ferkul – “Everyting Old Is New Again II”
Tricia Johnson – “A Look”
Millie Knaff – “Parkdale Beauty”
Alec Dempster – “Growing Together”

We will announce the Grand Prize Winner at the Parkdale Shopping Bag Design Unveiling – Wine & Cheese Reception to take place on Weds., June 16th at Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen St. West – just west of Cowan Ave., beside Green P parking lot) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

The top 10 designs will be exhibited at Gallery 1313 for 2 weeks after the opening reception."

Original Post: I just submitted a 1-colour illustration (see below) to the Parkdale Shopping Bag Call for Entries.

The chosen design will be printed on 5,000 re-usable shopping bags manufactured by Hey Jute and will be given out for FREE by PVBIA volunteers at local events including Nuit Blanche 2010 and Queen West Art Crawl 2010. On top of all this great publicity the winner is awarded 500 bucks! Pretty Sweet.

Inspiration: On my morning listen to Q on CBC radio, I learned of a new graphic novel based on the notorious Toronto bike thief, Igor Kenk. Sounds like an interesting read into the life and times of Kenk leading up to his arrest in 2008 for the theft of 3000 bikes. Check out KENK for more info.


Something "WORN"

Just finished these Button Illustrations for WORN Fashion Journal.

Assignment: Make a 1 inch button illustration of something "worn". I was supposed to make 1 illustration, but came up with 4 and like them as a series. I left it up to them to choose which they prefer. I think I'm leaning most towards my reddy pink loafers. Which in real life are black and white and my most comfortable shoes to walk to work in.

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