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From the email:
These are my little hobbies at work..just twisty ties and time…
And thanks it will be sweet to see my creations on your site. I’m sure more will come, I’m working on a boat right now
Author: Billy, Memphis, TN. USA.
AWftWP: These masterpieces remind me of that story that went around a few months ago about a wire-frame Subaru Impreza that some artist placed in the street in front of an art gallery. Apparently it even got some parking tickets!
From the email:
Hi! I arrived to your site from oink weblog. I have being browsing around haha I loved it, specially the dictionary of death. So I have thought I´d send some stuff in. They are not done in working hours but in lecture and (supposed) study time. Some are pictures from last year’s diary, I drew, or I tried during the lectures and afterwards if I liked something I cut it out and glued it there. The other thing is a bigger drawing that I started to make some time ago, every time I set to study I end up doodling anywhere… I had the idea to do a kind of a “giant doodle” to see what came out of it Every day I have been doing a bit, whatever I came up with on the moment… it helps to relax by the way haha. It is not finished yet but I have finished the exams and I don’t have lectures either (from this year I do distance learning) so most likely it will stay as it is…for a long while, I hope. I don’t know if you’llfind it useful for the blog but anyway, the intention is what counts. Ah! a curious question, why is the blog in Spanish and there are only submissions from British or American people? ( I have seen it is also in English, so the question would be why have you done it also in Spanish? haha Well, good luck with the blog, kisses
AWftWP: Many drawings and many thanks… and some questions Let’s see, the languages. We are two Spanish brothers living in the UK. For us the natural option was to write it in Spanish (easier), but it being a blog that depends upon people’s collaboration, it is better to write in English. The audience is much larger and therefore also the chances to receive submissions. It looks like we got that right. And in Spanish for the same reason: in order to reach more people – although between us I must confess that translating every day is too much like hard work.
And now I have a question for you: who drew the guy playing sax, Elena or Julia? Because you say its yours, but the note at the bottom would suggest otherwise…
From the email:
I don’t know if this counts but here’s the story…
A few years ago I was a design co-op at Hasbro Inc. [I didn’t know the company; it’s this one] in Providence, RI. I was assigned to the Star Wars team, something a lot of people would give a limb for and I thought I was one of them until I got there. They don’t really do anything except manage artists/designers outside of Hasbro. I would ask for work on a daily basis my first 3 weeks there and on occasion they would have me fill out a spread sheet that would take 5 minutes. I gave up and decided they could come to me when they wanted something done (that never happened). So, I ended up screwing around a lot on the internet and working on my personal portfolio but my pod was in a high traffic area. I needed something to block everyone’s view without people instantly noticing, “Hey! He’s trying to block our view!” So I give you – Foam Core Saloon Doors!
It got a lot of laughs and about 10 minutes after they were put up my boss came over and asked if I needed work. It was one of the last times I saw him in my last two months there.
The doors are made from 11×17″ prints of a wood texture found on images.google.com, spray mounted onto foam core board and hung with packaging tape and thumb tacks.
Author: Gabe, USA.
AWftWP: Very crafty solution to the intruding glances. It definitely sounds like a dream job, but I guess one should not underestimate the ability of an organization gone wrong to mess up anything and everything. I mean, I know my own job is boring, and I can imagine working in a call centre is not all that fun, but it really breaks my heart to find that not even a job in the design team for the department dealing with Star Wars in a toy company is bore-free.
I am beginning to lose the faith…
From the email:
Hi!, I have been seeing your blog and I find it very interesting, I send you 4 drawings that I did while I was bored in my job and congratulations on your blog!!
They are all made on paper and pencil.
Author: Heizel, Guatemala.
AWftWP: Is it just me or does anyone else notice a Japanese influence in these drawings?