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.
- “Non-league football is our punk rock” – Alex Brown’s work for Eastbourne Town FC
- Artist Esther Watson reimagines the flying saucers her dad created as a child
- Clara von Zweigbergk talks us through her art direction for Danish brand Hay
- John Molesworth illustrates the hustle and bustle of Record Store Day 2017
- “The artistic process becomes a form of yoga”: artist Christopher Davison
- More vibrant, goblin-like characters from illustrator Alex Jenkins
- Animator and director James Curran’s amusing 30-day Gifathon project in Tokyo
- Photographer Sophie Mayanne’s new personal project celebrates imperfection (NSFW)
- Jon Burgerman on his utterly brilliant Instagram experiments
- "Before I was a graphic designer I had nearly no idea what one was": meet Austin Redman
- Animator Saiman Chow’s trippy idents for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty
- The daily grind: Louis Quail’s photographs of fascinatingly mundane offices