When I was looking for my old cartoon portraits, I ran across these. Ah! Nostalgia.
This is old news, as it has been squirreled away in my reader’s starred items for some time, but Yu Jinyoung’s work is still amazing and still online at the UNION gallery.
The Sketchbook Project 2013 is the most fabulous thing I have read about all year, maybe longer. A library in Brooklyn has a collection of artists sketchbooks. You can buy one of their specially made sketchbooks, fill it up, and they will keep it and tend it in true library tradition. It may even go on a gallery trip across the country. I finally have a terrible and driving reason to go to New York. I must see the sketchbooks. An article in the New York Times talks a little more about it.
There’s something that tickles me about bringing some fiction into reality, I want more of it. I want to live in the town where Fraley’s Robot Repair shop warms the window of a vacant store shop: Toby Atticus Fraley, Public Art Installation. And, of course, when I saw this I immediately thought of the Echo Park Time Travel Mart by 826LA — an equally fascinating idea by a non-profit writing and tutoring center.