Many thanks to AD Marti Golon!
My cover for The Village Voice was recently featured on AdAge, where it was compared with a recent issue of Variety magazine.
Thanks to Martin Salazar and Kristie Bailey for the great art directions! xoxo
Click HERE to read the story.
I drew a simple, but not SO simple map for GQ’s March 2018 issue! Glad to see the finished layout!
Thanks AD Martin Salazar!
Today is a Korean holiday, and official school started day is tomorrow.
I’m teaching three classes this semester, and pretty much excited about it!
Wish me luck! 🙂
While I was sleeping at night in Seoul, I got this kind e-mail from New York who was my latest client.
It made my day, and I’m humbly shared. 🙂
January 2018 has only one day left… OMG I can’t belieeeeve.
2018 is year of the Dog that is my year! yay! Especially not just a dog, but it’s a Golden dog! I made a three dog story few years ago, so probably it’s time to get published! 🙂
Here’s my latest works that have been published in Jan & Feb issues.
In Korea, we have two months of vacations for each, summer and winter. So that means Jan and Feb are in a winter vacation time. I hope more work to come before school started!
Hope you enjoy! 🙂
It’s already December 2017! I can’t believe time flies sooooooooooo fast!
I was searching for a good printmaking lab in Seoul for a while, and finally found a small Riso lab in Chungmooro which is the biggest publication area in Seoul.
For my first Riso book, honestly I was not 100% satisfied, actually somewhat mad…. but I recalled the moment I made the first silkscreen book about 10 years ago. I was so clumsy and full of mistakes and so sad when I saw the results of the silkscreen prints. Even though I felt that I wasted of all the money and time for silkscreen, I didn’t give up. Then few months later, I made a satisfied silkscreen book finally! ( That was ‘Today is Sushi Day’)
I believe this case is the same. so even though I’m not 100% happy with the results, I’ll never stop and keep doing the Riso!
This semester has only one week left. I enjoyed so much of teaching for my students and was so glad seeing their better work week by week.
Hopefully New York doesn’t forget about me as much as I missed the city.
But now I compared the life I had in New York and Seoul, I’d like to say living in Seoul is much better because I’m not a stranger/foreigner/alien in this city that is very important matter for one’s life quality.
I hope this book became a good start of my NEW printmaking life in Seoul. I used the color of Dark Purple which is the Pantone color of the year for 2018 and also Yellow, which is the Chinese year of the yellow dog for 2018. This is a funny story that the future Adam and Eve met Trump and Kim Jong-Un, then made “the New Creation”. I wanted to criticize the present and future’s important and biggest matters with my humors of drawings based on the stories of the bible.
Hope you like it! 🙂
It’s already October! Time flies so fast!
Here are my latest works and what I’ve been doing.
Hope you enjoy!
Long time no B&W! For Popular Science‘s Sep/Oct issue! AD Russ Smith
As soon as I returned to my home country from the US, I went to Indonesia to do outreach with my team for 12 days and 10 nights. Our mission was ‘Connect’, and we planned to paint a mural which was Noah’s Ark for their ‘Technical school for the visually impaired’ in Kupang in West Timor.
So I picked Yellow and Pink as main colors that were not similar to the sky and nature, and made the doors and windows became a part of the ark.
Total four days, our team were well mingle with local people of Kupang, and successfully finished the mural! I was so glad to help the blind people with my ideas. Even though they couldn’t see anything, I was sure that they felt the warmth.
It was a great opportunity and experience of my work life, and worth more than any of expensive clients’ assignments. We couldn’t been happier to see their smiley faces about the mural! #firstthingsfirst