Live drawing in Italy

October 28, 2015

Bye for now, Milan! I had a great time live freestyle drawing at the EXPO for Dalla Corte, an Italian espresso manufacturer. I drew the same mural 8 hours straight for three days in a row, every night painting it back to black. And I definitely had the best espresso of my life.

Mural for CuratorLA

September 23, 2015


I recently created a mural for a new fashion concept store in Beverly Hills, CA called CuratorLA. The writing is something I wrote for my girlfriend, which was pulled from my Memories of a Girl I Never Knew series that I started on Instagram last year. Thanks to the awesome Julia Parris for helping me for 13 hours straight on location! And check out the cool video Jeremy made of the process.

Photography & video: Jeremy Preimesberger
Assistant: Julia Parris
Client: CuratorLA
Materials: Matte house paint









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
Rockport Publishers














I recently finished a great project in London partnering with Ford Europe and the brand agency Bisqit. The Ford Focus was first unveiled in 1998, and quickly won the North American and European Car of the Year awards. Since then more than 12 million have been sold, so they wanted to celebrate that achievement with a big thank you to all those involved with the car.

Next, Ford asked Focus owners to share their favorite Focus memories with us via social media this summer. I then depicted some of the best stories on a brand new Focus. We worked for several weeks getting the illustrations approved, doing animations for the ‘Celebrate Focus’ video, and working out the logistics before I came out to draw on the car in Wimbledon. 

The car is being exhibited at the Paris Auto show at the beginning of October. Below is the video that was shot for the campaign, along with a behind the scenes video with me. Thanks to everyone at Ford and Bisqit for such a fun opportunity!

Agency: Bisqit
Design Director: Daniel Holmes
Photographer: Robert Wallis

 













We made a short video about the process of creating my installation at Airbnb’s new office in San Francisco last summer! Edited by Santiago Carrasquilla.

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
Photos: Courtesy Airbnb











I recently finished a van wrap illustration for CITGO’s “Fueling Good Road Trip”, which pro­motes CITGO through the good things they’re “fuel­ing” in com­mu­ni­ties around the coun­try. After working on credit cards for their Rewards campaign, it was a lot of fun taking it to a larger scale.

Big thanks to Casey Christian and BVK! Check out the video below to see the journey

Agency: BVK Milwaukee
Art Director: Casey Christian



Reader’s Digest

January 19, 2013

I had a blast hand-lettering a headline for a story called “How to Sound Smarter” in this month’s Reader’s Digest. It’s a language piece that teaches the right and wrong things to say. We made a time-lapse video for the iPad. Thanks to my pal Dana for her chalk blessings.

Creative director: Marti Golon
Photography: Joshua Scott

Smarter

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.

Institute of Play
Creative Director: Criswell Lappin
Photographer: Aaron Taylor

Water Filter
20-5-2-1
IOP
IOP
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FlexFit / 2Pac Mural

October 16, 2012

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Photo by Trashhand

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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Photo by Daniel Rhie
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Photo by Daniel Rhie
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Photo by Daniel Rhie
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Photo by Daniel Rhie
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Photo by Daniel Rhie
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Photo by Tasha Bleu
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Photo by Daniel Rhie
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Photos by Timothy Goodman
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Photos by Timothy Goodman
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Photo by Timothy Goodman
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Photo by Timothy Goodman