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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

On The Brooklyn Library and iPod Art

Brooklyn Public LIbraryPhoto by myself at the Brooklyn Public Library.

The huge ornamental doors of this building are decorated with gilded bas-reliefs and quotes about books.


There's a new little section on The New Yorker Magazine website, appropriate to these technological times.

Every week, Jorge Colombo, a New York illustrator, posts short videos made on his iphone. You can watch Colombo create images using an application that simulates fingerpainting. The drawings are usually scenes from New York.

In fact, the June 1st cover of the New Yorker was the first to be created on an iphone for that magazine. The cover shows a street view of Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Times Square.

Other Colombo iPod creations show wedding photographs taken at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, the interior of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and views from New York City streets.

To read more about the New Yorker cover and see the video showing its creation, click here.
To see the Colombo's weekly videos for The New Yorker, click here.

Related posts: St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, The Whole World in His Hands and On the Market.


SP said...

I didn't know the New Yorker had done that. The British artist David Hockney has become obsessed with his iPhone too and keeps creating new work this way. Personally, I think it's a great idea but the quality is still way off - what about you?

jon bradburn, england said...

happy memories of Propect Park and that fabulous doorway

Paz said...

I like the door.

I've only recently heard about/seen iPhone art work. How cool. I'll be sure to check out the link you've included. Thanks.

I trust you continue to feel much better.


Tammy said...

Beautiful doors!

Nubia said...

I will have to tell my husband about the fingerpainting app, he will love it esp since he is an artist himself!

Ken Mac said...

you captured it well

Kitty said...

Oh interesting about Hockney. Hm. I wonder whether artists in general prefer iPhones?

I agree that the quality is off, but it's more impressionistic. Plus to me, 99% of the interest is the video or process of drawing, rather than the finished product.

Thanks and welcome Jon!

Hi Paz
I feel great. Thanks for asking :-)

Yeah I'm waiting to see what's next for the iPhone. Seems like sky's the limit.

Thanks Tammy!

Hi Nubia
You must have gotten married recently? Congratulations!

I'm curious to know what artists think. To me, the screen is so tiny, you're really pressed to the limit of your talents.

Thanks Ken!

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