The most comprehensive, step-by-step, hands-on creative workbook for creating art with Sharpie markers.
Timothy Goodman is a designer, illustrator, and art director running his own studio in New York City. His clients include Airbnb, Google, Adobe, Ford, J.Crew, MoMA, Target, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he now teaches. He has received awards from American Illustration, the Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, Print, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Type Directors Club, among others. In 2013, Timothy co-created a personal project with Jessica Walsh, fortydaysofdating.com, which has received over 10 million unique visitors and has been featured in news outlets around the world. The book 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment was published in January 2015 by Abrams. Timothy's Instagram writing series "Memories of a Girl I Never Knew" was exhibited at the concept store Colette in Paris, France. He lectures frequently about his work. Tim is the author of the successful Sharpie Art Workshop.
"This lively manual pays tribute to the ubiquitous, universal, and highly user-friendly Sharpie marker. Many readers will be surprised to learn that there are dozens of types of Sharpie available today, which Goodman (design, Sch. of Visual Arts; coauthor, 40 Days of Dating) delineates in the introduction. A clever history of the marker, rendered in Sharpie, introduces the guide included in the introduction. The heart of the guide is the many short creativity exercises that are meant to inspire readers to try new things and surprise themselves. Various artists share their own Sharpie experiments, with lots of tips and intriguing ideas thrown in along the way. These permanent markers can be used on almost anything, giving the reader the sense of open-ended possibility and immediacy. VERDICT This title holds wide appeal for young, mature, beginner, and seasoned artists alike." - Library Journal
"Slim and unique, this "catalog of inspiration" enthusiastically celebrates the mighty marker." - Publishers Weekly