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Entries in Sketchtoons (24)

Tuesday
Nov042008

2009 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar is Available!

cp-sketchtoon-calendar-2009.jpgThe 2009 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar is now up for sale! You can buy it for $19.99 plus shipping at CafePress, with US and international shipping available.

Back in 2006 I started drawing sketchtoon style coffee illustrations in my Moleskine sketchbook in ink, scanning each illustration into the Mac for colorization in Photoshop.

In 2007, over 100 of the 2008 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendars were sold, so it seems there's a demand out there for coffee calendars.

Each month's illustration features a different coffee drink, with several unique drinks from various areas of the world, like the Flat White from down under and the Greek Frappe. Check out the cover and 12 illustrations at Flickr. I'm very pleased with how the calendar turned out.

Sketchtoon Photos
I've posted several photos of the original ink sketchtoons to Flickr:

Espresso Sketchtoon (Close-up)Latte & Espresso SketchtoonsCappuccino SketchtoonMacchiato Sketchtoon

It's a great gift idea for coffee lovers who would enjoy a unique coffee calendar.

Buy It Today: 2009 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar: $19.99 + shipping.

Related Links
Check out Ricardo Levins Morales' very cool 2009 Coffee Calendar too!

Tuesday
Jun172008

Espresso Expert Sketchtoon Illustrations

Espresso Expert Illustration 01

I've just posted 5 screenshots of the sketchtoon-style illustrations I created for the Dutch design firm IN10 Communicatie (I'll post more screenshots as I get a chance).

They were drawn for the launch of a co-branded Krups & LavAzza campaign "30 Days to becoming an Espresso Expert" which was all in Dutch at this website:

http://www.espresso-expert.nl

I created illustrations for all 30 of the questions and other bits for Nicole, the art director at IN10 Communicatie (with Dutch translations provided) which she used to create an interactive site, along with her colleagues.

And how did Nicole find me? Via my Coffee Calendar Sketchtoons on Flickr.

The net is an amazing thing. :-)

Wednesday
Mar122008

SXSW Interactive 2008 Sketchnotes

SXSWi 2008 Sketchnotes: First Spread

Welcome BoingBoing readers! Be sure to check out my follow-up post called Lessons Learned from my SXSW Sketchnotes too!

SXSW Interactive 2008 Sketchnotes are up!
I've just completed scanning, tuning and uploading 34 pages of sketchnotes I captured in my pocket Moleskine sketchbook at SXSW Interactive earlier this week.

I think the sketchnotes turned out well, and it was no problem for me to continuously create them for nearly every session I attended. I certainly went through ink in my G2 mini pens — I'm glad I brought several along.

With the SEED Conference sketchnotes being pretty popular, I'm curious to see how these SXSW sketchnotes are received. While sketchnotes capture concentrated concepts for each session well, I think they're even better at awakening ideas stored in the minds of session attendees.

Speakers Featured
Here are the speakers featured in the SXSW Interactive Sketchnotes: Naz Hamid, Veronica Belmont, Casey McKinnon, Ryan King, Glenda Bautista, Ariel Waldman, John Gruber, Michael Lopp, Jim Coudal, Dan Rubin, Didier Hilhorst, Eris Stassi, Lea Alcantara (sorry for the Leah misspell in the notes!), Ben Brown and Frank Warren.

Finally, here's the FlickrSlidr Slideshow set:


Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did creating them! :-)

Stats on Flickr — Wow!
Sketchnote Stats

Check out Shaun Swick's very cool SXSW Sketchnotes 08 Flickr Set for another perspective.

Dave Gray does his style of sketchnotes on 3x5 notecards, check out his set from VizThink08.

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Thursday
Jan312008

INeedCoffee: Creating the 2008 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar

Espresso SketchtoonMichael Allen Smith, the publisher of INeedCoffee.com provided a great opportunity to share how I created my 2008 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar, in the February 2008 issue of INeedCoffee.

In the article, I share details of my inspiration, how I researched coffee drinks and the process of sketching, scanning and production to create the 2008 Sketchoon Coffee Calendar.

Here's a teaser:

A few years ago, my wife and I went looking for coffee-themed calendars to be used as gifts for coffee-loving friends. We were very surprised to find none in the calendar kiosks at the local malls or at coffee shops and very few to choose from online.

Being creative people, we decided to create our own calendar, using Cafe Press to print them. Our first calendar used black and white photos and was received very well by our 2 friends.

About the same time, I'd been working on a drawing style I had created called Sketchtoons where I mixed loose sketches with hand-written notes in my Moleskine sketchbook. I decided to do a new calendar, creating sketchtoons for 12 coffee drinks.

In this article, I'll document how I came up with the ideas, drew, scanned and colorized them for use in calendars and other items, and then marketed and sold the calendar with no budget.

I invite you to read the entire article: Creating the 2008 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar and check out the excellent coffee resources on INeedCoffee.com.

Even better: get in touch with Michael and submit your articles, reviews, and artwork for potential publication in a future monthly issue of the INeedCoffee Newsletter.

Saturday
Dec152007

2008 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar Update

Sketctoon Coffee Calendar (Cover)

3 weeks ago today, I released the 2008 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar, and since then, I've been pleased with the results. Here are some highlights:

It's been an interesting and fun experiment. I'm learning new things, and have been meeting many interesting people through the project.

The calendar still has a brief window of opportunity for sales, probably through mid January or so. I'll be interested in seeing where sales go from here — hopefully I can earn a few more sales before 2008 arrives.

Buy the Sketchtoon Calendar: 2008 Sketchtoon Coffee Calendar: $19.99 + shipping.