Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The New Yorker cover

The latest cover of the New Yorker is getting a ton of blog coverage because of the tool used to create the pic :: The iPhone & a £2.99 app called "Brushes".

The NYTimes has an article on the artist Jorge Colombo that throws some light on this fab achievement. This piece jumped out at me:
It “made it easy for me to sketch without having to carry all my pens and brushes and notepads with me, and I like the fact that I am drawing with a set of tools that anybody can have easily in their pocket,” he said. There is one other advantage of the phone, too: no one notices he is drawing. Mr. Colombo said he stood on 42nd Street for about an hour with no interruptions.

“It gives him an anonymity in the big city that an artist with the easel wouldn’t have,” Ms. Mouly said.
Anonymity. The iPhone used to be rare... special. Now its ubiquitous... and with this ubiquity comes the notion of anonymity... afterall, whats another iPhone. Except Jorge is no ordinary iPhone user.

I find this totally inspiring... especially considering my previous post on what my we'ans' can create with the tecnology available to them. I think I'm going to pick up Brushes... for them as much as it is for me.

Watch this vid and be inspired too:

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