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Doodle Swap Project accepting new artists

May 14, 2010

The Doodle Swap Project is an organized swap of original, trading-card-sized art between artists, designers and illustrators. They are currently accepting new artists for participation in their 6th round.

To sign up contact with your name, email and regular mail address. Deadline May 17, 2010.

Find out more on their blog: or facebook page

To look at doodles from past swaps visit:

Nuit Blanche Feature: Celebrating Black on White with En Masse

February 25, 2010

Jason Botkin, is a Montreal artist and co-founder  of En Masse, an ongoing collaborative black & white drawing project that’s being featured for the second time at this year’s Nuit Blanche Festival. He was kind enough to share some info on the project and what they’ll be up to this weekend:

EN MASSE mobilizes emerging artists from Montreal and abroad in an ongoing series of artistic conversations, a non-linear dialog connecting these characters in the creation of large-scale, highly spontaneous, collaborative black and white murals and public installations.

Since its creation in 2009, EN MASSE has worked within diverse environments such as art institutions (Galerie Pangée), public events (Osheaga Festival of Music and Arts, Smart Design Mart), private contracts (l’Agence Sid Lee), and within community outreach projects (EN MASSE @ Art Pop).

Our mandate is twofold; firstly to increase the visibility of new young artists, both collectively and as individuals, and secondly, to foster community-oriented art events and programming, built upon a specific form of collaborative interaction and immersion between the chosen artists.

This edition of EN MASSE is realized in association with Art Souterrain, and the Festival Montreal en Lumieres for the Montreal 2010 Nuit Blanche festivities.

Launching on 27 February 2010, Art Souterrain is the biggest 15 day underground exhibition of contemporary art ever seen in Montreal, bringing together a huge diversity of artists for a production spanning the 3.5 km of underground tunnels from Complexes les Ailes to Complexe Guy Favreau.

This EN MASSE creation/performance event will take form in the tunnel level of Eaton Center, live during the Nuit-Blanche, anticipating the participation of 30+ artists working on a string of canvases spanning 150ft long, by 3ft high

The completed works will then be mounted high above the walkway on the overhead bulkheads until the 13th of March, 2010, remaining highly visible throughout the commercial center.

As well, we’ve received permission to pre-install an enormous 30 panel (3’x5′ each) series of drawings on paper, into light-boxes wrapping round a central spiraling staircase, a key installation which will remain in the space indefinitely.

Be sure to add En Masse to your Nuit Blanche itinerary (see next post for details). Also check out Jason’s website to see some gorgeous drawings (in particular the Erased Faces series)

The Pencil Factory (NYC)

December 15, 2009

Image by Jillian Tamaki

A little inspiration and eye candy from a bunch of collaboration-crazy NYC illustrators:

Sometimes I wish I was a pencil.


Oldies but goodies

February 13, 2009

Here are a bunch of images from past D&Ds for those of you who haven’t seen them yet.