MNoodle by Jon Burgerman
Be dismissive of Jon Burgerman at your own risk!
Yes, there’s a sense of playful anarchy to MNoodle, but Burgerman (like many of his peers) is skillfully doing what the earliest of artists did – translating man’s state of being into visuals of imagination and myth. THIS is the real animal kingdom without the tidy brackets of classification. It’s childlike wonder welded to an adult’s puckish sense of humor. It’s Aesop meets Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In a single word? It’s great.
That’s our little turn-of-words for this specific print, but what about the artist? You should know by now that we’re quite selective with our prints, so why did we go after Burgerman?
Well, we must admit that we’re kind of into kidrobot and that’s where we started. Slow down there, if you think this artist is just a “toy designer.” I mean, what doesn’t Jon Burgerman do? The more we learn about the guy, the more astonished we are. He’s designed for national science museums, a PlayStation game, exhibited for charities, drawn on all manner of things (people included), and even collaborated to provide the visual of an eclectic iPhone app called Inkstrumental (which I’m busy messing around with as I try to finish this post). The best way to get the whole vibe from this artist is to explore his wide array of work, preferably with special attention for the humor and occasional wit. When you take a look at this print today, make sure you scroll down for the nifty video and link to his website for more goodness (although we recommend you get your print first – this one is very limited).