Sunday, January 3, 2010
So, here is a neat thing that I discovered today. Graham Roumieu is a hilarious Canadian illustrator who is currently teaching a class called New Directions in Pictoral Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He has created an 'analog' social networking site called paperbeatsinternet.com in collaboration with a company called Grand Creative.
The site is a digital home for entries that focus on exploring the use and relationship between hand-rendered type and images. The work is a dialog between students and guest contributors with professional backgrounds in design, illustration, fine art, writing, and other disciplines.
It is a pretty innovative idea and one that I would love to figure out how he went about doing it. It reminds me of drawing on a friend's sketchbook and passing it back and forth, but in a much more sophisticated manner. Something we might think about doing in the future...