Friday, April 29, 2011

2011 Walk for Animals - Last Chance!

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Just a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday April 30th, is the The Animal Humane Society's Walk for Animals! So this is your last chance to make a donation!

Remember! We're offering sweet, free artwork to those who make a donation to the Paper Bicycle Fund-Raising Team!

See the previous post for for information about the prizes and all the details!

Free art and getting to help animals? What could be better?!

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Reminder to anyone who donated and wants to claim their sweet reward! Once you make your donation, send me an email at chris[at]paperbicycle[dot]com with your choice of cat or dog, your address and what name you donated under!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Clement Valla

Clement Valla makes a lot of interesting art using unexpected digital tools.

In his project Bridges, he uses satellite photos and 3D landscape information from Google Earth to find bizarre photos that wrap man-made structures to the contour of the earth.

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The result is almost a little scary.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chris Garbutt

Hot dogs are a guilty pleasure for us at Paper Bicycle. Local hot dog hotspot Chris & Rob's sees us stop by more often than I should admit...


But a love of wienies isn't the only reason I love Pinky Malinky, an animation Chris Garbutt created for Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe.

Oh man, I would totally watch Pinky Malinky if it became a real TV show! The celebratory dance near the end is classic!

There's also a bunch of information, story boards and other cool behind-the-scenes stuff on his blog!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I wasn't able to find a lot of information about Typoe apart from a flickr page, but his piece, Confetti Death, is pretty damn awesome.




Monday, April 25, 2011

Things Organized Neatly

Sometimes it's nice to tear apart everything in your room/apartment/desk and put it back together in a neat, organized fashion. Usually when I do that I want to re-alphabetize my dvds or sort my sketchbooks by date. But sometimes, you don't have enough time for that so you have to get your organizing fix somewhere else, like this crazy Tumblr blog, Things Organized Neatly.



The images vary from organizing simple desk items to taking apart large and complicated mechanisms. Like this car:


Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day everyone! I wish I could say it was bright and sunny outside, but right now it's pretty dark and rainy in Minneapolis! That's cool, Earth! Don't sweat it, I still love you!

I know everyone is probably celebrating, but if you hurry you can still grab one of the the Earth Day t-shirts I designed for I'm Organic. They're a limited time deal, so this week might be the last chance to grab one!



They're printed on organic shirts with ecologically friendly water-based inks. AND entirely made in USA!

You can grab the shirt here, if you hurry.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gary Kelley

I'm pretty familiar with Gary Kelley's name and work, but I haven't thought about him in ages.

When I saw the beautiful pastel images in Dark Fiddler, they looked familiar. I didn't put two and two together until I tracked them back to his behance page. I love the texture of his work...




Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Experience Human Flight

When I was kid, skydiving seemed like no bid deal. Jump out of a plane, pull a cord, done and done. These days I'm not so sure. It's sad to say, but it seems pretty scary to me now.

That said, this advertisement for the Melbourne Skydive Centre makes me think "hmmm..."

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Anna-Wili Highfield

Anna-Wili Highfield is an Australian artist who's paper bird sculptures are both delicate and rugged.

The daughter of a puppeteer, she paints and then stitches together cotton paper to create these beautiful sculptures that seem like they could spring to life despite their material.





Monday, April 18, 2011

2011 Walk for Animals

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The Animal Humane Society is probably the best place in the whole wide world. They provide loving care for all types of animals in need of good homes. And they do it all with the most gentle, caring and humane methods around.

The Animal Humane Society Walk for Animals is coming up on April 30th, and, like always, Paper Bicycle will be there in full force!

Why not help our your fellow animal and make a donation to the event?

Just head over to our donation page and give whatever you can. Even just five dollars is a great help! Team Paper Bicycle wants to get as many donations as we can!

Bonus! ANY donation of only fifteen (15) dollars or more will get their choice of an 8"x10" digital print by Lindsay! Choose between dog or cat*! Classic!


Double bonus! The first twenty five people who donate thirty five (35) dollars or more will get a limited edition, 18"x22" screenprint* (as seen here)! Wow!


Free art and getting to help animals? What could be better?!

Thanks for helping us raise money for an awesome organization! Please donate and spread the word via twitter, facebook, email or good-old-fashioned word of mouth!

*Once you make your donation, send me an email at chris[at]paperbicycle[dot]com with your choice of cat or dog, your address and what name you donated under!

[pic at top of post: our good friend Adam with Paper Bicycle studio-dog Twinkle, at the 2010 years Walk for Animal. See more pics here!]

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dogwood Coffee Company

Dogwood Coffee is my newest favorite place for a mocha. I'm more of a tea person in general, so credit to them for making a drink I've occasionally decided on over tea. The people are friendly, the place is cute, and it's in Uptown. Across from a bookstore. I didn't need another reason to admire them just yet, but Chris informed me that they were recently featured on the Dieline for their sweet packaging design. And boy, do I love the Dieline...


It gets even better. The design and letterpress was done by two Minneapolis based studios: Holmberg Design developed the packaging, Studio on Fire created the letterpress. Now I have a multitude of reasons to get a mocha.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pigeon Champs

These images of the Champion Pigeons on the National Pigeon Association's site are surprisingly artful! And in many cases, totally bizarre!

Wow! Go birds!







I could see this being a great inspiration for some bird-themed paintings!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Carter Goodrich

I feel like it's been a while since we've posted some good old-fashioned illustration on the blog. Since it's Friday I think we can all use some comfort art (it's been a long week here at PB Studios).

You're probably aware of Carter Goodrich's work, he's done lots of editorial illustrations, including a ton of New Yorker covers, as well contributing characters and designs to a load of Pixar and Dreamworks animations.

He's got a load of art to check out on his new site; gorgeous, lush illustrations and piles of excellent sketches and concepts.





Definitely worth spending some time drooling over these...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fight For Your Right - Revisted

Who doesn't love the Beastie Boys? I would say that everyone probably loves them, at least a little.

Well, it's good that we're all on the same page because the Beastie Boys have a new album called Hot Sauce Committee Part Two coming out next month and to celebrate/promote that fact, they're working on a thirty minute short film that will come out around the same time as the album.

Oddly enough, the Beastie Boys will be played by two sets of actors; the young Beastie Boys played be Elijah Wood, Seth Rogen and Danny Mcbride. And there's the old Beastie Boys played by Jack Black, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. And as you can see from the trailer, there's a million other awesome people involved as well.

Just thought you should know...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Alan Wolfson

The only thing that I can find more beautiful than intricate, characterful-yet-accurate drawings of buildings is tiny, characterful-yet-accurate scale models of buildings. Alan Wolfson has been creating tiny city models for longer than I have existed, and my awe and wonder upon discovering them has compelled me to share these marvelous creations. The images below are from his latest piece. Not only did he recreate New York's Canal St, but he recreated the subway system beneath.





His site has tons of larger photos so you can pore over their glorious splendor.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quentin vs Coen

Hello there, this is what would be called a 'Guest Post'!

I'm Jesse, a friend of Paper Bicycle and I recently had a few paintings in an art show themed on Coen Brother and Tarantino movies. The show was a joyus occasion and I thought I'd share. So, lets get to the good stuff (pictures), shall we.

The show:

Something around 100 artist participated in this show. All inspired by the delightful movies of Joel and Ethan Coen and Quentin Tarantino. The show itself was put on by the fine folks at SpokeArt and held at the lovely Bold Hype Gallery in the always busy New York City.

The opening:
It was kind of nuts, and by kind of I mean sort of completely. Something in the neighborhood of 800+ people showed up.  It was part of the usual Thursday night openings in Chelsea in NYC, but this one definitely had the best line.  And they were serving white Russians instead of the normal boring wine.

That line stretched around the corner down another hallway and down two more flights of stairs.  Wild!

More photos of the craziness here: opening from Spoke Art

The Work:
I stopped by a couple days later so I could see the work instead of the backs of peoples head and to get some shots of the show. Let's look at some of those photos now:

Look at all those paintings!

This wall was pretty much all Kill Bill related.  Lots of red.


And some of my favorite pieces.

Roland Tamayo, "inevitable"

David K. Rose , "I'm a Dapper Dan Man"

Scott Scheidly, "nein, nein, nein"
(I want to know where people find frames like that, I want some)

And what I assume would be Chris' favorite:

Sam Wolf Connelly, "Pine Box"

And finally, in closing a shameless plug:
If you want to see me, or my pieces, they are on my project blog. Click away here and here.

Your Friend,
Jesse Riggle.