superdumb supervillain: Ed Emberley and Friends

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ed Emberley and Friends

When I was little, I had a bunch of Ed Emberley drawing books that I thought were the coolest things ever. I am pretty sure my Grandma got them for me, since she was always bringing me good stuff from her Hadassah trips to museums: great women in history coloring books, Edward Gorey tote bags, etc. Emberley's Thumbprint books were my favorites and inspired my ad exec neighbor to create a campaign for Zippy's, the popular Hawaiian restaurant chain, using their iconic orange logo and local kids drawing on them. I have not been able to dig up video evidence of the commercials that ran but I did get a Donny and Marie playset out of it, as I recall.

Anyway, if I was in LA this Saturday, I would be sure to check out this show:

I'm a big fan of most of the artists (I've written about my almost creepy love of Seonna Hong a few times) and think that it is beyond amazing that Scion Space exists. How many car companies sponsor emerging artists? I want to drive one of those boxy things one of these days!

Scion Presents: Ed Emberley and Friends from Scion ART on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. I loved his books too...if I were in LA, I'd be there.


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