My new book Sharpie Art Workshop is now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Co-designed with the very talented Daniel Blackman​, the book highlights 20 fun ideas and techniques you can use with a Sharpie marker. From making handmade gifts to creating murals to repurposing old objects to simply doodling in your notebook, we can bring a tremendous amount of creativity and joy to ourselves and those in our life.

The book also features some amazing artists from around the world such as Julia Rothman, Shantell Martin, Erik Marinovich, Jessica Walsh, Debbie Millman, Mikey Burton, Gemma O’Brien, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Mireia Ruiz, Jen Mussari, Carolyn Sewell, Arthur Jones, Joao Neves, Tato Tortosa, and many more.

Authored & curated: Timothy Goodman
Design: Daniel Blackman, Timothy Goodman
Original photography: Daniel Blackman
Original art & lettering: Timothy Goodman
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40 Days of Dating Book

January 7, 2015


Last month we announced that you can pre-order the 40 Days of Dating book! It officially comes out on January 20th. The number one question we had from fans was: What happened after day 40? That question is answered—and in addition to the entire blog—the book contains 304 pages, 60K new words, new art, essays by others, our own diary entries for up to a year after the experiment ended, and so much more. This was a real labor of love for us, working on and off on it for about 6 months. We really wanted to wrap ourselves in the context of today’s dating culture, and it was such an exciting process. Early pre-orderers got signed bookplates from us and custom cards we made and a dart to throw at our heads (we’ll be doing another round of those soon!) You can pre-order the book here: http://fortydaysofdating.com

Book design: Kevin Brainard and Raul Aguila
Art direction: Jessica Walsh, Timothy Goodman and Kevin Brainard
Illustrations and Lettering: Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman
Cover Photographs: Henry Leutwyler
Video animation: Santiago Carrasquilla and Zipeng Zhu
Website: Eric Jacobsen







Some new work

March 9, 2014

Wolf in White Van: Cover for FSG books. Read more here. Art director: Rodrigo Corral

Yeah!: Killed cover for W.W. Norton. Art Director: Ingsu Liu

Yeah!: Killed cover for W.W. Norton. Co-designed with Santiago Carrasquilla; Art Director: Ingsu Liu

Silver Screen Fiend: Killed cover for Scribner. Art Director: Tal Goretsky

Building: Cover for W.W. Norton. Co-designed with John J. Custer; Art Director: Ingsu Liu

Jump Soul: Cover for W.W. Norton. Art Director: Ingsu Liu

Killed cover for TIME. Art Director: Chrissy Dunleavy

Mural for AARP. Art Director: Joanna Foucheux; Photo Editor: Caitlin Peters; Photographer: Randal Ford

New Tattly design. Buy here.

New Tattly design. Buy here.

Airbnb installation

January 7, 2014

I recently completed a permanent 60-foot wall installation for Airbnb, the culmination of two months of preliminary work and almost two weeks on site. The team came to me with a blank canvas and the goal of illustrating their experiences together.The first step was to conceptualize what the wall would become, and how it would function. After an intensive discovery of ideas and execution options, we took plywood that was used for the construction of the new building, cut, painted, and hung 115 pieces in varying sizes.

Once the structure and layout was determined, we began exploring what the individual drawings would actually be. The Airbnb team wrote down hundreds of their “moments” that represent internal experiences that employees shared together over the year. I went through that text and picked things to illustrate. We went back and forth on revisions until all of the drawings were approved before any installation took place.

After spending 10 days working there, I was completely won over by their unparalleled culture and all the talented people who work there. Not to mention, the food is amazing. Big thanks to Alex Anderson!

Creative Director: Alexander Anderson
Assistant: Ashley Fundora
Art Hanger: Kevin Earl Taylor
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co:collective installation

September 27, 2013

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I partnered with co:collective, a storydoing firm here in NYC. I came up with a slew of ideas to transform their entrance space—which was an odd looking, poorly lit space that existed between the elevator and their office. We wanted heads to turn from the elevator.

With that in mind, it was important to not apologize for the space, but instead use the entire canvas to create an unexpected experience for the passerby. I designed 10 different neon word signs that represent co’s values about collaboration. Furthermore, we painted the wall with black magnetic paint and we created magnets to showcase their moving network of “co:conspirators.”

A huge thanks to Tania and the whole crew over there for letting me have so much fun with this!

Executive producer: Tania Staykova
Executive creative directors: Ty Montague & Tiffany Rolfe
Neon installation: Let There Be Neon
Magnets: New York Blackboard

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I’m excited to have six pieces in The New Yorker’s annual Summer Fiction Issue, entitled “Crimes & Misdemeanors.” The theme was noir fiction, and I was asked to come up with ‘title cards’ to represent each fiction piece.

We tried to cover an array of styles from Gothic to Western to 70’s Bollywood, depending on the premise of stories. Two of the pieces were laser cut, all of them were shot on top of textures or old photos to capture the noir vernacular. Also, a great video trailer was shot for the issue (featuring dry ice and fake cocaine).

Huge thanks goes out to Jordan and Wyatt! This was a ton of fun.

Art Director: Jordan Awan
Creative Director: Wyatt Mitchell
Photographer: Grant Cornett
Prop styling: Shane Klein and Theo Vamvounakis
Film editing: Ivan Hurzele
Laser cut: SOFTlab

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Branding and heartbreak are usually synonymous. I learned this sobering fact while working at Collins and at Apple. Work is generated quickly, and killed even faster. However, since I began working for myself, I’ve been fortunate to avoid this heartbreak. Until now.

I was hired to design a 25 foot banner for the awesome crew at the New York Public Library. They wanted a banner that could live between library exhibitions, something that communicated how multifaceted the library is. We felt this story had to be told in a fresh and lighthearted way. After many directions, sketches, revisions, approvals, and even more revisions over 5 months, it was sadly killed for internal reasons.

Big thanks to Katharina Seifert for trying her best to make this happen!

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Creative Director: Katharina Seifert, Heidi Singer

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Women’s Health magazine

January 6, 2013

I was asked to come up with a ideas for a story on the dangers of tanning beds. Indoor tanners are 74% more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors, and oncologists believe tanning beds are to blame for a huge spike among young women in melanoma cases.

Big thanks to Theresa Griggs for letting me go all out on this!

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Creative director: Theresa Griggs
Photographer: Lucas Zarebinski
Prop stylist: Ariana Salvato
Body make-up: Lauren Cole
Model: Marina Ingvarsson

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The Institute of Play is a fantastic New York City–based nonprofit reshaping the way we learn and engage. I was honored when the Institute commissioned me to design two posters that act as giant visual lesson plans. One instructs students to build their own water-filtration device from recycled materials, while the other asks them to explore their immediate surroundings and document what they find.

Early on, we decided that it was important that the posters feel DIY. The only direction was that I had to use all the copy you see, no matter what ideas I came up with. Since the posters act as a lesson plan, I really enjoyed the challenge.

Huge thanks to Criswell Lappin. And thanks to Print mag for the nice story on Imprint. Click here to read.

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Creative Director: Criswell Lappin
Photographer: Aaron Taylor

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FlexFit / 2Pac Mural

October 16, 2012

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I’m excited to share a wall mural I created for FlexFit Headwear at the MAGIC S.L.A.T.E. trade show in Las Vegas back in August. FlexFit is a headwear company located in Los Angeles that—like all the companies at the MAGIC show—appeals to the urban or ‘streetwear’ fashion community.

FlexFit challenged me to come up with an idea for a mural that I’d draw, real-time, during the first day of the show. While it was important that the mural was relative to the culture of both FlexFit and MAGIC, I also wanted to create an experience for the passersby that wasn’t too literal to the brand.

With those thoughts in mind, I hand-lettered Tupac Shakur lyrics on 500 square-feet of wall space. An avid West Coaster at the time of his death, he’s the top selling hip-hop artist of all time. Furthermore, he became equally infamous for his run-ins with the law, his outspokenness, his bandana, his ‘Thug Life’ tattoo, as well as his ability for writing compassionate songs on topics such as woman’s rights and poverty. In 1996 he was gun-downed in Las Vegas at the age of 25. All this has made him a mythological figure within that community (and a fave of mine).

Beginning at the top left corner, I went round and round for close to 9 hours, hand-lettering one of his most popular and heartfelt songs, Keep Ya Head Up. Without much time to prepare, I experimented on my studio walls during the days prior. I had to calculate the size of the words (5”), how many songs would work, as well as the style and arrangement of the letters. Ultimately, it became another act of obsessiveness that I always seem to enjoy. Thankfully, I met a million rad people during the time.

Huge thanks goes out to Andy Song, Andy Chang, and Daniel Rhie at FlexFit for all their amazing help! Much love to Corbin Cones at HY.GEN.IC, Sarina Saletta, and Matt Shackleford. Also, a big thanks to Tasha Bleu for co-existing with me and shooting dope pictures all day. Finally, props to my lovely friends at Sharpie markers for hooking me up with paint markers!

Make sure to check out the time-lapse (tim-lapse) below! High-five to Eric Kridle.

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