Today’s daily drawing is a haiku by John Maeda, “All I want to be is, someone that makes, new things and, thinks about them.” I first read this in a really great piece by Clifton Burt. I really liked the quote so I decided to do my own interpretation of it.
My friend Clarence recently shared a Muhammad Ali tribute video with me. I’m a big fan of Ali and this video is great. One of the things I love about this edit is the inclusion of Ali’s quotes. I immediately thought that these would make a fun series of illustrations (like my Major Taylor series). This is the beginning.
Chris Piascik is a New England artist, graphic designer, and illustrator. With 8 years of professional experience at award-winning firms in New England, he is currently working as a freelance designer and illustrator, and just presented his 6th solo exhibition. He holds degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he has moonlighted as an instructor of design courses. In 2008, the American Institute of Graphic Arts selected his poster design as a winning entry for its Get Out the Vote campaign. His other recognitions include Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Excellence Awards, Judges Award and the Spirit of Creativity Award from the Connecticut Art Director’s Club as well as a BoNE award from the AIGA. In addition his work has been published in numerous books and publications including Print and Communication Arts, the Logo Lounge series, Typography Essentials and Lettering, Beyond Computer Graphics and Bike Art: Bicycles in Art Around the World. Previous clients include: Chronicle Books, Nike, Goodbyn, Mayer Hawthorne, Odyssey, Gnarls Barkley, Monolith Music Festival, Eat Boston, and Theaterworks.