Posts Tagged ‘visual essay’

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how do i love thee…

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Debbie’s latest visual essay is now out! — see more of her visual work on Imprint by clicking here.

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Better.

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The latest visual essay from Debbie is now up on Imprint!

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>>click here for the full essay.

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Watching Melancholia

Thursday, October 18th, 2012
The latest in a experimental series of drawing movies, Debbie’s visual essay rendition of Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia is now up to view at Imprint.

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Sterling Buzz…

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
“On an overnight business trip to Cincinnati last May, I checked into my hotel with the intention of ordering room service and watching Law & Order reruns. But when I turned on the television, the on-demand movie channel featured the angry scowls of Swinton and Miller in the same trailer from 2010. I was uncertain about viewing it, especially since I didn’t have my art supplies with me. I made the decision to watch it first without illustrating; I’d wait until my Amazon shipment arrived for that. I sat down on the edge of the bed and pressed “buy.” I figured I’d order my food and change into more comfortable clothes as the movie began to play.
I never ordered any food and the film was over before I changed. Instead, I sat for two hours in the same spot on the bed, paralyzed, then shattered. The movie was all I could think about for days afterward. The story and the images were so disturbing that I began to think the only way to erase them from my imagination might be to get them down on paper.”

“I never ordered any food and the film was over before I changed. Instead, I sat for two hours in the same spot on the bed, paralyzed, then shattered. The movie was all I could think about for days afterward. The story and the images were so disturbing that I began to think the only way to erase them from my imagination might be to get them down on paper…”

Read more about the making of Debbie’s latest graphic film: Watching We Need to Talk About Kevin, here.



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Sterling Buzz

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Check out some amazing photos and a review from Debbie’s art opening at the Chicago Design Museum!

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Click here for more.

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Watching The Descendants

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Join us for the second installment of Debbie’s newest video series, where she watches a film and live-draws it for your viewing pleasure.

Learn more about the experience Here.

What other films would look beautiful if converted into sketch?


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Persistence

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Check out the latest visual essay by Debbie Millman: Persistence

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For a larger view, visit: Imprint

And don’t forget the exhibition of Debbie’s Look Both Ways essays goes live at the Chicago Design Museum this June! Fore more info visit: CHIDM.COM



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Sterling Buzz…

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

BIG NEWS!

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We’re proud to announce that Debbie Millman’s collection of visual essays will be on exhibition at the Chicago Design Museum this Summer!

This series of essays examines the close relationship between design and everyday life. Each beautifully illustrated essay reveals the magic and wonder of the often unseen world around us.

We hope you can join us when the exhibition opens this June!

>>Click here for more info

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Drawing for Beginners

Monday, February 27th, 2012

“A couple of weeks ago, I was watching the movie Beginners, the amazing Mike Mills directed movie about an older man who comes out to his son after his wife of 40 years dies. Christopher Plummer stars and won a best supporting actor Oscar award last night for his work. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it, it is an incredible movie. You can also see Mills’ blog about it here.

I was watching it on demand from the comfort of my home. The son, played by Ewan MacGregor, happens to be a graphic designer and illustrator in the movie and there are drawings featured through out the movie.

I got so inspired watching the film that about 5 or ten minutes into the movie, I grabbed a blank notebook and started drawing along to the movie. I did it live, in real time, no erasing or editing, as the movie was playing and didn’t stop until the movie was over. It was all done it one take.

By TOTAL COINCIDENCE, I finished the notebook as the movie ended. I drew one illustration per page, and it follows along the plot of the movie.

I asked Brent Taylor, (who photographs all my visual essays for Imprint) to videotape the actual page by page journey of the book, and we added the Beginners soundtrack to the little film.

I hope you like it.” –Debbie

>>Click through to watch the video

(we recommend you watch it in full screen)

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Be Still My Bleeding Heart

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Debbie’s latest visual essay is now UP on Imprint:

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