:) #congrats @ADAMJK :)
:) #congrats @ADAMJK :)
On April 4 & 5, Adam J. Kurtz of NYC joins Designers talking as the second visiting designer in the series. LVL3 of Chicago recently published an interview with the artist and designer, which you can read here. Enjoy!
Midwest is best! LVL3 Gallery in Chicago posted an interview with me this week, and I’ll be joining Designers talking in early April at The Pitch Project in Milwaukee.
This next submission from Adam JK, a designer and maker of short-run paper goods from Brooklyn, NY is another favorite. Adam runs an “internet gift shop" out of his small apartment and uses that limited space to inspire his tiny creations. Making clever trinkets with very personal themes, Adam encourages shoppers to stop for a second and smile… then wonder if he’s just crazy.
Exit through Adam’s gift shop here: http://shop.adamjk.com
Rob Brulinski made this short video about my tiny bedroom and shop a few weeks ago, check it out if you like videos where I talk about myself.
from the current issue of @putaeggonit food zine, spotted by my housemate @chrismuccioli
I’ve completed 120 “week in scraps” collages since August 31st, 2011, one per week with the exception of a single collage for January 2013. The best thing about doing this is being able to give focus to the overlooked ephemera of daily life, and find new ways to treasure small things. Some weeks are boring, but it’s always honest. You can see each individually here.
Along the way I’ve been very inspired by other artists’ work. Janice Wu does gorgeous watercolor illustrations of “seemingly worthless objects.” Nicole Lavelle uses collected objects and scraps to perfectly compliment the sentimentality of her work. Jason Bartell does meticulous charcoal drawings of bands’ set lists. Kate Bingaman-Burt has drawn a daily purchase for over six years!
Photographer Devin Castro has been following this blog for a few years now, and three months ago he started posting his own week in scraps on instagram. His #myweekinscraps hashtag has taken off, and there are currently over 350 different collections! It caught me by surprise, but it’s so awesome to see these from others, especially transit tickets from other cities, which is my favorite!
Share your own with hashtag #myweekinscraps on tumblr, instagram, or anywhere else. It’s amazing what you can make out of almost nothing at all.
adamjk / totes secret unlockable costume
blast from the past/present, this gif from last winter is based on a drawing from 2011 based on a photo from 2010.
I’ve been trading email and real mail with Adam for a while now after my sister turned me onto his work. While the stuff he makes isn’t necessarily the kind of thing we’d typically share on BOTY, I think it’s safe to say that our whole crew loves some good word play…
BOTY just posted a little interview — I don’t quite fit with their usual focus, but I think there’s some crossover and I love what they do. Thanks, guys!
IMPOSE Magazine posted an interview/feature in their “Paper Plain” column. Sahara Shrestha asked me about all the important things, like feelings, coffee, my Positive Inking posts, and the internet, of course.
Matt Carr took this crazy photo of me earlier this summer, somewhere in south Brooklyn. He’s a really cool guy, with a portfolio of all kinds of interesting people and celebrities and people who matter, and also another photo of me.
Praise for my latest article for Thought Catalog