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If you missed it, Jessica & I released a new blog/social experiment in January called 12 Kinds of Kindness. We worked on it for over a year, and it all came to an end with our Trump protest outside of Trump Tower in NYC a couple weeks ago. It’s a 12-step program we created to work on our own selfishness and apathy. As two self-centered New Yorkers, we vowed to finish this resolution for 12 months and document the entire journey. We explored a lot of social issues and topics very personal to us such as bystander apathy, fatherlessness, and mental illness. We made 20 videos, and you can watch them on our YouTube.
Make sure to check out some of the microsites we created throughout the 12 steps: Trumpsults is an audio interaction of all the horrible insults Trump has made; Let’s Talk About Mental Health collects and shares stories to break down the stigma around mental illness; If Trump Wins asks one simple question; And My Dad Is takes a survey on fatherhood.
Happy holidays! On December 8th, I shared a show with the amazing and very talented Wasted Rita called LOVE & SEX at Tictail’s new holiday shop in the Lower East Side. We had a mix of new and old writings for sale, and most of them are still there all month. We also did this awesome wheat paste wrap of our work just outside the store, which is up all month, too.
I have these and other new prints on my online store now.
After many requests, you can now buy prints from my Instagram writing I’ve done over the past year, including select pieces from my Memories of a Girl I Never Knew series and my #instatherapy_tim writing. Thanks to Birk Nilson and my friends at Tictail for helping me get this up so fast!
Check it out and shop here!
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
A couple weeks ago I had an opening exhibition in Paris of my Instagram series “Memories of a Girl I Never Knew” at Colette. For those who don’t know Colette, it’s a very popular concept store that is a one-of-a-kind Parisian institution showcasing the latest fashion, gadgets, sneakers, books, fragrances, design, etc. I have 15 pieces from my “Memories” series exhibiting and selling online all of February, along with mugs, t-shirts, postcards, and lighters. I also wrote a couple of my stories on the walls in the store, and I had a 40 Days of Dating book signing at the opening, too. I was just in Paris a couple months ago, as my Ford car was displaying at the Paris Motor Show, and it was such an honor to come back to see my little writing series that I started last summer on my Instagram come to life in such an influential place like Colette.
Photos courtesy of my friend Elena Rossini and Colette.
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
This past summer, I began posting, on my Instagram, a series of handwritten stories called “Memories of a Girl I Never Knew.” I’ve written about 20 of them now. It’s been amazing to see how the stories have resonated with people, so Adobe asked me to contribute some of them to their “FAIL” column. So many of our personal experiences and failures are universal—and as designers, I believe we have a unique way of sharing our vulnerability with an audience.