The Economist had me out to their Ideas Economy “Human Potential” conference in New York last week. I gave a talk on Newspaper Blackout and Steal Like An Artist, but I also did some drawings on my iPad during the other talks, and posted them to Twitter as I drew. (Still getting used to drawing live on the iPad — not sure I love it, but I thought I’d experiment.) I’ve cleaned them up a little and collected them here.
Aside from my art, this is the work I really love to do: help people tell their stories in pictures and words.
If you care about publishing and you don’t know Richard or his work, do yourself a favor and watch this excellent speech:
A few months ago I tag-teamed a sketchnotes illustration project with my friend Mike Rohde for Tribal DDB Worldwide, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer program, and TEDMED 2010. They’d seen our Viznotes booklet for SXSW 2010, and wanted to create something similar. (If you’re interested in reading more about the project, Mike posted a great writeup.)
Here are a few of my illustrations. See more of the work in Mike’s Flickr set →
And here are some drawings that weren’t used:
Haven’t done one of these things in a while!
You probably read it five years ago, but I only got around to reading Daniel Pink‘s A Whole New Mind this weekend. Funny enough, I had read his cool manga-style career guide, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, and liked that a lot. (His new book is Drive.)
He’s a good follow/fellow on Twitter: @danielpink