Bold and sharp, brilliant and vivid, Sharpie markers can be found in art, office, and stationery supply stores, drugstores, mass-market and crafts chains - almost anywhere writing utensils are sold. Sharpies can be used on virtually any surface, from the traditional (paper and canvas) to the unexpected (fabric, plastic, ceramics, glass, wood, stone, metal).Read more...
Bold and sharp, brilliant and vivid, Sharpie markers can be found in art, office, and stationery supply stores, drugstores, mass-market and crafts chains - almost anywhere writing utensils are sold. Sharpies can be used on virtually any surface, from the traditional (paper and canvas) to the unexpected (fabric, plastic, ceramics, glass, wood, stone, metal).
In addition to the original fine point version, Sharpies are produced in five tip widths, several formulations, and in more than 30 colors, plus silver metallic. Their familiarity, accessibility, and clean, bold, dense line - especially the graphic impact that can be achieved with classic black - have made Sharpie markers the go-to medium for creatives of all stripes.
In Sharpie Art Workshop, designer, artist, and art director Timothy Goodman explores Sharpie writing products, the materials and supplies that can be used to enhance or modify them, and the range of creative techniques and effects that can be achieved.
Through a series of examples and exercises, Goodman demonstrates how to make different kinds of marks, patterns, and images on a variety of surfaces. Inspiring works by noted artists from all over the world who use Sharpie in interesting and innovative ways are also included.
Sharpie Art Workshop offers ideas and inspiration to anyone who's looking to explore the creative potential of this exciting medium. So when you make your mark, what will you create?
- ISBN-13: 9781631590481
- ISBN-10: 1631590480
- Publisher: Rockport Publishers
- Publish Date: July 2015
- Page Count: 128
- Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.6 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-07-06
- Reviewer: Staff
Graphic designer Goodman (40 Days of Dating: An Experiment) provides a diverse repertoire of ideas for creative use of the Sharpie permanent marker, from the humble doodle to an intricate wall mural. In 2010, after he was commissioned by the Ace Hotel in New York City to create a mural using a Sharpie inside one of its rooms, he abandoned his more traditional, brand-centered work. He discovered that the versatile Sharpie, with 49 colors and several tip sizes, has broad crossover appeal within myriad “genres, cultures, backgrounds, ages, and beliefs.” Prose, poetry, patterns, and design embellishment are just some of the elements suggested for such Sharpie-friendly surfaces as sneakers, plates, vases, skateboards, frames, Post-it Notes, envelopes, gift wrap, and cards. Goodman profiles 14 accomplished artists working in the medium, providing their commentary, artwork, and website links. He includes the Sharpie’s history—it was invented in 1964—and cites this fun fact: Sharpie is the favored writing instrument of astronauts because it is highly suitable for zero gravity. Slim and unique, this “catalog of inspiration” enthusiastically celebrates the mighty marker. Illus. (July)