You Look Like The Right Type
You Look Like The Right Type

Due to annoying spam, awhile back I shut down DWB’s contact form and pointed people to my Facebook account instead:

My FB has been noticeably Thai related lately, but that just might change.

This morning I woke up to a message from Mark Addison Smith, a graphic designer and educator working in Chicago.

What my blog is about:

Each day, I listen in and write down dialogue I hear spoken around me from honest-to-gosh real folks. At the end of the day, I turn my collected text into a stack of illustrations. I post one a day on my blog: Twenty-four hours later, the cycle begins again.

I’ve been recording conversations and illustrating dialogue since November 23, 2007, when a young lady stopped me one evening in the Chicago loop and asked me for a cigarette. Apologizing for not being a smoker, she snapped her finger and said, “ahh, you look like the right type.” I went home and illustrated her words, and now have over 2000 drawings to date.

It’s interesting to me how non-related conversations suddenly find connections and start speaking to each other from drawing to drawing. The extension of the digital blog as a curated space for many of the illustrations contrasts with their hand drawn, hands-dirty conception; it sort of speaks about our need for “just the basics” amidst all things complex.

Check it out to see if you are taking mental notes of similar stuff as well.

My favourite?

You Look Like The Right Type


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