Jon Burgerman: Doodle Artist

Doodling is a great, fun way of expressing yourself but it’s also it’s an underrated art form. As an art teacher, I’m always on the look out for inspiration that I can parlay into an art project. I came across this artist on Design Milk and I knew that I had to incorporate his work into the classroom.

Jon Burgerman is a “doodle” artist that creates bold and colorful illustrations that are quite unforgettable. Recently furniture design firm, Ligne Roset and Kirkby Design, a furnishing and upholstery fabric firm partnered with John on a new textile, called Comics. The result is a collection (Kirkby Design x Jon Burgerman) of home furnishing that feature his signature graffiti-style drawings and look as if they’ve come straight out a comic book lovers or 80s graffiti artists dreams. Check out this video documenting the collaboration and you can pick up some of his dope gear here.

I can’t wait to share this artist with my students. His artwork could be the basis for a great mural, shoe design project or maybe I could find an old chair, re-upholster it in canvas and let the kids design a one of a kind piece to display permanently in the school. You must check out Jon’s work as well as these very talented doodle artists.

  1. Matt Lyon
  2. Helen Kaur
  3. Pat Perry
  4. Lisa Krasse

 

Enjoy and Happy doodling! Trina

 

 

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