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Every Person In New York
April 6, 2010 1:36 PM   Subscribe

Drawing every person in New York
posted by OmieWise (29 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Good luck with that.
posted by ReeMonster at 1:40 PM on April 6, 2010


It turns into a much simpler goal when your internal rules allow crowds of people to be rendered as circular scribbles.
posted by Babblesort at 1:44 PM on April 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is rather disappointing in execution and concept. Woo.
posted by disillusioned at 1:46 PM on April 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


Drawing every person around 50 people in New York until I get bored and stop
posted by brain_drain at 1:49 PM on April 6, 2010 [4 favorites]


Still I'm perfectly happy to support any Quixotic endeavor that doesn't hurt anyone. Stupid windmills will get what's coming to them one day.
posted by Babblesort at 1:50 PM on April 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


This one bears a striking resemblance to Karl Lagerfeld.
posted by Mr Mister at 1:50 PM on April 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


not exactly Wowbagger, the Infinitely Prolonged
posted by Confess, Fletch at 1:52 PM on April 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


Funny, Mr Mister, I was going to say that one could be me.

In the interests of full disclosure, I am NOT Karl Lagerfeld.
posted by JaredSeth at 1:52 PM on April 6, 2010


Jason Polan is great. I've got his Every Piece Of Art in The Museum Of Modern Art Book (does what it says on the tin) and I guess a precursor to this project.
posted by gwint at 1:53 PM on April 6, 2010


Yeah, not such a fan of the concept but the art style is tickling happy memories of growing up with Shel Silverstein books, and that's good at least.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 2:05 PM on April 6, 2010


WHEN THE PROJECT IS COMPLETED WE WILL ALL HAVE A GET TOGETHER.

Heh.
posted by zarq at 2:08 PM on April 6, 2010


I think drawing every (reasonably active) mefite you've never seen a photo of or met in real life might be a more interesting project.
posted by Dumsnill at 2:15 PM on April 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


Didn't I read this gimmick on page 83 of "1001 Ways to Meet Girls in New York"?
posted by Faze at 2:16 PM on April 6, 2010


I think drawing every (reasonably active) mefite you've never seen a photo of or met in real life might be a more interesting project.

Drawing people you've never seen or met certainly is ambitious.
posted by Babblesort at 2:18 PM on April 6, 2010


Actually it would be kinda cool to see how others imagine us in their minds' eyes.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 2:19 PM on April 6, 2010


Well this takes the piss out my idea of drawing every person in Bruderheim, which was totally do-able (an idea I had kicking around since about 2 minutes after reading this post).

I think I'll modify it and try to have every resident of Bruderheim to do a drawing of me...
posted by mazola at 2:21 PM on April 6, 2010


oh bullshit. this is not what gayle king looks like. she has a mole on her amorphous blob-head.

nice try, jerk.
posted by shmegegge at 2:37 PM on April 6, 2010


Gayle King should see a doctor about that gaping head wound.
posted by CKmtl at 3:13 PM on April 6, 2010


Because of course only people in New York are interesting.
posted by longsleeves at 3:36 PM on April 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Jason Pollan is a nice and smart guy. I worked on some videos with him once.

Easiest and most fun video shoot I ever did— he blew through all the frames in about 20 minutes or less. Like him, some of my favorite projects are super-quick, spontaneous, joyful types of things that leave you with a simple, clean (if not fully fleshed-out) product. And that's why I like his work.

Snark on, soldiers. :)
posted by functionequalsform at 3:42 PM on April 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


He tries to draw me and I'll kick his ass.
posted by jonmc at 4:35 PM on April 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


cute idea. too bad they are all terrible.

this post is worth it for this suggestion.
posted by es_de_bah at 6:55 PM on April 6, 2010


As a fervent supporter of just about every junior art-world, work-in-progress, in-jokey, post-CalArts experimental arts project I can get my eyes/hands on, no matter how undercooked or overarching, I think this is charming. No, it's not revolutionary, and it's an obviously self-defeating concept, but sometimes the value of things like this (and other half-asseries by which I have been similarly charmed) is the ideas they inspire in you to do something different or similar or better. If I saw it on display at workspace or Sea & Space Explorations or Synchronicity Space, I'd probably get a smile out of it and go home to work on something of my own that was fun and important to me but equally insignificant or crappy to someone else. That's how the underground art scene should work, I think.
posted by mykescipark at 7:16 PM on April 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


[angry scribble-man]

"jonmc, while kicking my ass"
posted by Xezlec at 7:50 PM on April 6, 2010


Heh heh. He drew me at a gallery opening early last year, but I'm not going to dig through that site trying to find myself.
posted by stagewhisper at 2:32 AM on April 7, 2010


Dumsnill: "I think drawing every (reasonably active) mefite you've never seen a photo of or met in real life might be a more interesting project."

Not exactly the same, but you may be interested in iconomy's Drawn Metafilter Comments.
posted by Rhaomi at 5:33 AM on April 7, 2010


Those are interrobang's drawn comments. While I love them both, iconomy's sensibility is significantly more gentle than interrobang's.
posted by OmieWise at 7:39 AM on April 7, 2010


OmieWise: "Those are interrobang's drawn comments. While I love them both, iconomy's sensibility is significantly more gentle than interrobang's."

Oops! You're right. I think I got the names mixed up while scanning through his profile for a link to the photos (iconomy posted the last comment on the page).
posted by Rhomboid at 11:39 AM on April 7
posted by Rhaomi at 9:39 AM on April 7, 2010


okay I got bored enough at work just now to take a look- only the famous people are making it in, I see. Here's a photo of him at work (the guy at the end of the table) from that opening. They ended up politely kicking him out at some point, because even though the event was billed as conversational art or relational aesthetics or whatevs, the gallery attendant didn't want the table to get so freeform that he could end up taking attention away from the dialog. Which added an interesting twist to the "anything goes" premise.

I do admire his persistence, for what it's worth.
posted by stagewhisper at 12:54 PM on April 7, 2010


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