The illustrations on the wall.

December 13, 2010 at 8:13 pm Leave a comment

Here are some great words from artist Timothy Goodman (via designworklife) about his illustration work for the ACE Hotel in New York City:

I hand drew 99 pic­ture frames to cre­ate a dense wall of “dis­cov­ery” about NYC that could be passed to the com­mon tourist stay­ing in the room. Each frame con­tains a dif­fer­ent fact / love / tid­bit / thing of inter­est / or shout-out to a place I dig in the city. At roughly 120 square feet, the art was drawn impre­cisely to cap­ture the spon­tane­ity and grit of the city. I used paint mark­ers and opaque black paint to help this tech­nique excel. Consequently, it became a labor of love, an act of obses­sive­ness that was pleas­antly grueling.

After discovering Cleavland-born Goodman‘s work for the ACE, I couldn’t help but think back to a scenic design by Rita DeAngelo (a former classmate of mine) for the show Grease. The yearbook-like portraits she painted actually looked like the actors in the show, many of which were friends with Rita – also making this project a grueling labor of love.

December 13’s daily design idea is a personal connection is a great motivator for going above and beyond.


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