Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Doodles are Here! Sign up for Round #2!

Round #1 has been a total success! Thanks to all the artists who have participated. Round #2 has been requested and sign-up will be May 1st-15th. Your official sign-up will be sent via e-mail (fergum1@auburn.edu) and will include your name, preferred e-mail address, and your snail-mail mailing address.

Folks have been submitting photos of the ways they are displaying the doodles they have collected! Thanks to Patti, Danita, and Katie for submitting their display ideas.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The First Swap—How it all started.

The doodle swap project was started at the HOW design magazine forum. So many great designers and illustrators mingle there and I thought it was a perfect place to generate interest. Here are the original thoughts and specs for the first round.

The Doodle Swap

Find some artist trading card packs of paper from Strathmore in my campus art supply store inspired me to start a "doodle swap" among designers I know who like to dabble with drawing doodles. How cool would it be to own tiny little original pieces of art by people I admire?

As of this premiere round of doodle swapping, we have no theme, but if the interest is there, we could add a theme to each round so we have a point of focus for doodling. I think it's going to be fun! Here are the specs that I have posted on the HOW design forum:

What is a Doodle Swap?
The Doodle Swap is based on the idea of Artist Trading cards. We create tiny pieces of original artwork to swap with others. In the end, we get quite a collection of little doodle art. They can be as simple or elaborate as you wish, but just remember that you'll be producing several pieces. They can be the same doodle or they can each be a different doodle.

How Will it Work?
After all participants have been collected I'll send out mailing lists to each of you so you will know who you are sending your art to. You'll create that many original doodles and send them out to each person on your list by deadline. If the list gets too long, we'll break them down into smaller groups.

Deadlines & Specs
Sign-up Deadline: March 4th @ noon
Mail out Deadline: April 15th (6 weeks)
Drop-out Deadline: March 23rd
Size: 2.5" x 3.5"

Original Thread:
http://forum.howdesign.com/tm.aspx?m=456026

Round One Sign-Up Thread (closed as of 03/04/09):
http://forum.howdesign.com/tm.aspx?m=456124

Inspiration/Resources:
http://www.strathmoreartist.com/atc.php
http://www.illustratedatcs.com/
http://www.artist-trading-cards.ch/gallery.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist_trading_cards
http://www.atcsforall.com/