Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Toy, or Poster, or Art Card-A-Day

The web has spawned a number of blogging projects that impose the discipline of daily practice, including elenabella. A remarkable site in this regard is Toy-A-Day, by Joe – someone relatively anonymous who has created a downloadable template for making paper figures, like Pikachu, the Mario Bros., or anyone else you'd enjoy toying with.

I love the idea of Toy-A-Day, but was really impressed when I found that Joe also gives us a Poster-A-Day, such as the one here. He designs and uploads posters (not every single day, but regularly), based on a quote by a famous artist. The posters are created in hi-resolution and are available on the site for anyone to download and print. Each includes a little bio about the artist, such as this one:

Arne Emil Jacobsen (11 February 1902 – 24 March 1971) was a Danish architect and designer, exemplar of the 'Danish Modern' style. In addition to his architectural work he created a number of highly original chairs and other furniture. He received several international distinctions and medals.

Not only that, but Joe also makes art cards, over at 1000 ACEO, a new project. ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. These cards have one defining condition - they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches, the size of a trading card. Take a look at the creative challenges this guy has set for himself, and the gifts he's throwing out on the web. Hey, Joe – I'm a fan!

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