It was just over a year ago that we stumbled across the goldmine that is Jim’ll Paint It, like a drunk peasant staggering into a turnip field. Since then we have watched with delight as his fame spread like wildfire (lots of rural similes in this post aren’t there?) and social media championed his brilliance again and again.
The idea remains deliciously simple; people write in with weird and wonderful scenes they’d like to see (usually celebrity based) and Jim makes them happen using Micrsosoft Paint. Checking back in to his Tumblr there’s the usual array of the baffling and bewildering creations (people’s minds work in very odd ways you learn) but also some nice timely touches; Vladimir Putin as The Village People for the Sochi Olympics for example, or a superbly retro take on the infamous Oscars selfie. And as ever it’s Jim’s attention to detail which is the clincher on this; check out the amazingly faithful representation of a Wetherspoons’ drinks promotion poster in the Madonna offering.
So either remind yourself of his genius, or prepare to meet your new favourite.
- Designer Collin Fletcher’s rich portfolio of music-related projects
- Mainframe turns the movements of recognisable objects on their head
- Local Characters: Anna Kulachek typographically depicts her hometown of Moscow
- Illustrator and animator Steph Hope’s cast of weird and wonderful characters
- Interactive magazine The Exposed searches for utopia in issue two
- Street View: Photographs of Urban Life, displays 100 years of photography
- Netflix launches new documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design with a stellar lineup
- Too Fast To Think: why switching off unlocks creativity
- Maciej Dakowicz's photographs capture unexpected, serendipitous moments
- Juventus football club given a new identity by Interbrand
- Maziyar Pahlevan’s monochrome portfolio is full of typographic experiments
- Tokyo illustrator Okamura Yuta and his endearing brush-and-ink characters