This year Jim Riswold pushed me to grow as an art director. In that spirit he assigned me my "Special Purpose" -- to design and write 7 posters based on a text called A Book of Surrealist Games by Alastair Brotchie and Mel Goodin. The posters would promote a night of merriment and spontaneous creativity. Riswold's creative direction was simple: "Good art direction looks like there wasn't an Art Director involved."
Doodle like Miro: Taking a Line for a Walk (September 2010)
Miro became associated with the Surrealist group in 1924, and was a pioneer of ‘automatic drawing’ – a technique in which the artist’s hand moves randomly across the paper, so that the resulting image is the product of chance and accident. Surrealist artists believed that by abandoning control of the mark-making, such drawings were a product of the subconscious, therefore revealing something of the inner psyche.