Paper Bicycle Creative

Paper Bicycle Creative

thevintagepostbox:

Illustration: Resting
This is a piece from my show at Spyhouse Coffee! Come see it in real life! 

thevintagepostbox:

Illustration: Resting

This is a piece from my show at Spyhouse Coffee! Come see it in real life! 

We JUST launched an insane new call for artists! DREAM ARCADE, our September exhibition, will feature a gallery filled with new 2d Platformers! We’ve got help from David Washington, awesome guy and amazing coder, to put together a show that pays homage to the glorious 8-bit days with true, interactive, games! Check out the call for art and the sample game HERE on the blog post, and if you’re interested in making worlds with us, sign up to participate! The Call for Art ends APRIL 23! 

If you’ve ever wanted to design the characters and world for a platformer game, here’s your chance! We have been researching ways for interested artists to design the environments, the enemies, and the heroes in a new exhibition that will explode everyone’s faces with awesomeness! During the month of September we’ll transform the gallery into an actual arcade, and the walls will be lined with YOUR GAMES. All of which will be tied together by a dimension-hopping storyline! 

You could make an all-slime universe, a kitten-filled candy paradise, a hamburger land with mustard waterfalls, or a barbarian’s loin-cloth dream! If you’ve ever said “I’d love to see a game where…” now’s your chance! No need to know anything about making games — if you’re a platformer fan and an artist, check out the call!

The end result will be the DREAM ARCADE, and an epic journey that pays homage to the classic games of the 8 and 16 bit generations! 

Thanks and please help us spread the word to anyone that may be interested in collaborating! :)

—-Light Grey!

lindsaynohl:

I am absolutely THRILLED to pieces that the amazing Jennifer Tolo Pierce asked me to participate in the new Design School Wisdom book published by Chronicle! So this year I was floored to realize that I have been teaching for 10 years at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. (Where I went to school!!) I’m really proud of all of my awesome students, what they’ve done over the years, and the community of amazing people that I’ve met while there! It’s been great being a teacher — one of the best things about it is helping people out wherever I can and trying to make the art world a little easier to access.

I am totally flattered that they’ve included me in this book and totally stand by everything I said! Hooray!! 

—Lindsay

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hajny:

Started out as Zangief, turned into a lil’ cutie.

hajny:

Started out as Zangief, turned into a lil’ cutie.

lindsaynohl:

fezzine:

I’m interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a piece from Lindsay Nohl! She is the creative genius behind Light Grey Art Lab, Paper Bicycle, and 101 Florals. I was shocked that she wanted to contribute to this considering how booked she is with amazing projects, but so thrilled that she did (and honored)!
I love this piece for the colors and the textures and how freaking cute Gomez is in this! Since it’s her birthday today, I’m throwing in a Wednesday post and will still post another piece tomorrow morning! Thanks for this one, Lindsay!
(P.S. extra cool layer - she wrote a sort of unidentifiable version of FEZ’s alphabet as a way to convey how it feels to play the game the first time when you can’t really read the language. So cool!)

Here’s my piece for Kevin Jay Stanton’s Fezzine! I had a blast making it! Many thanks to Kevin for inviting me! :D

lindsaynohl:

fezzine:

I’m interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a piece from Lindsay Nohl! She is the creative genius behind Light Grey Art Lab, Paper Bicycle, and 101 Florals. I was shocked that she wanted to contribute to this considering how booked she is with amazing projects, but so thrilled that she did (and honored)!

I love this piece for the colors and the textures and how freaking cute Gomez is in this! Since it’s her birthday today, I’m throwing in a Wednesday post and will still post another piece tomorrow morning! Thanks for this one, Lindsay!

(P.S. extra cool layer - she wrote a sort of unidentifiable version of FEZ’s alphabet as a way to convey how it feels to play the game the first time when you can’t really read the language. So cool!)

Here’s my piece for Kevin Jay Stanton’s Fezzine! I had a blast making it! Many thanks to Kevin for inviting me! :D

thevintagepostbox:

Sketchbook: The Cats
Two cats reside in my home right now, and I drew them in my sketchbook last night as farmers. 

thevintagepostbox:

Sketchbook: The Cats

Two cats reside in my home right now, and I drew them in my sketchbook last night as farmers. 

lindsaynohl:

Okay guys. I’ve been spending the last month of my life putting together something that I am super proud of! In just a couple weeks the Great Personality show opens at Light Grey Art Lab and I’ve had the amazing pleasure of working with 50+ artists, creators & other amazing people to make some killer interactive dating sims come to life! The whole show is based on the Myers-Briggs personality types and the science behind Feng Shui and the perfect ‘ambiance’. 

Here are some screen caps from the Virtual Novel / Dating Sims that will be launching over the course of the show! Not only can you date each of the 32 characters, but they are amazing, diverse, incredible people. They span the gamut - not only in ethnicity and gender, but they carry personality traits that we know, and lust over. From the bookish and shy, to the forceful and strong-willed. 

We’ll eventually have them posted so you can download them here: You’ll have to wait til January 24th!

My contribution has been in the coding and story-writing of all four games and all of the title screen / playable and functional assets (the background stuff as always :) ) Get ready for animated sprites, amazing ambient background animations and a series of easter-eggs hidden in the games :)

I think you guys will be impressed.

Obviously 2013 is almost over and I am counting down my hours making a bunch of games rather than out getting ready to party. I know it’ll be so worth it. Man, I love my job. I’ll make sure to post more teasers soon (Hopefully a video of some of the game-play so you can see it in action…maybe even a little downloadable playable game, who knows.)

Amazing artwork in the above sills by Claire Hummel, Manuel Kilger, Evan Montiero, Elise Hatheway, Lynn Wang and Jen Mundy. For the full list of artists and the details about the show visit our Facebook invite or our blog post! 

Please help me spread the word! It’d mean a lot to me and the rest of the amazing people that helped make this a reality!! :)

——Lindsay Nohl

lindsaynohl.com • lightgreyartlab.com

Previews of Great Personality Dating Sims!!

thevintagepostbox:

Sketchbook: The Winter Girl and the Monster
Winter Girl discovers a new creature on this trip. She is not afraid of him because she does not know why she should be.

Francesca Buchko

thevintagepostbox:

Sketchbook: The Winter Girl and the Monster

Winter Girl discovers a new creature on this trip. She is not afraid of him because she does not know why she should be.

Francesca Buchko

thevintagepostbox:

A little Winter Girl drawing. She’s thinking about stomping on some bugs. Kinda violent, Winter Girl.

Francesca Buchko

thevintagepostbox:

A little Winter Girl drawing. She’s thinking about stomping on some bugs. Kinda violent, Winter Girl.

Francesca Buchko

thevintagepostbox:

Preview: 6 Degrees
Light Grey’s next show is a postcard/art swap show! I’m excited because participating means getting 80+ pieces of limited edition art. Also, the theme of the show was “your home”, and I loooove Minneapolis. This is a snippet of my postcard!

Francesca Buchko

thevintagepostbox:

Preview: 6 Degrees

Light Grey’s next show is a postcard/art swap show! I’m excited because participating means getting 80+ pieces of limited edition art. Also, the theme of the show was “your home”, and I loooove Minneapolis. This is a snippet of my postcard!

Francesca Buchko

thevintagepostbox:

Teenage Kipling. Not the author; the character I made up.

Francesca Buchko

thevintagepostbox:

Teenage Kipling. Not the author; the character I made up.

Francesca Buchko

lindsaynohl:

"Peety, The Ardent Obsessor" 

The behind the scenes making of this project was an incredible effort and I’m humbled and so happy to have helped bring it together. I had a card in this deck in the Paladins section (which is a decision I completely stand behind considering my undying love for that class!). 

I also got to design the back of the card,  (which you can see in the top image — to reflect all four of the realms of Vyk’ Tornaahl, the mysterious and enticing land behind the game.) the layout of the playing aspects of the card format, the enchanting map of the land, the fabric banners (which you can see in one of the panoramas!), and the overall graphic design and creative direction for the project. 

Of course, I can’t (and certainly won’t) take all of the credit, as the gameplay itself was designed by Light Grey Art Lab’s Chris Hajny, and the editing and much of the text inside the game was added by the amazing Jenny Bookler and Francesca Buchko and all of the other one million bits and pieces for the exhibition came together by the ridiculous efforts of over 100 people. 

Seriously, I’ve never had so much fun in my life — seeing all of the artwork roll in —- nerding out over all of the awesome choices people made, and helping these guys come to life through the rest of the exhibition. 

The funny thing about working behind the scenes on a project like this is that you don’t know how awesome it can be until it all magically comes together — like a fancy soup, or some kind of delicious art lasagna. I’m very lucky to be working with an ever-changing amazing team of artists and creatives. Seriously. Best Job Ever. 

For more information about all of the participating artists, and to learn more about the project, definitely check out the Light Grey Art Lab page and see all of the pieces. It’s definitely worth a look. And you can always grab a whole deck of the Battle for Vyk’ Tornaahl card game (shown in the last pic) for $25 and help support more indie projects from Light Grey Art Lab.

Photos from the event & further documentation can be found here. 

—Lindsay
www.lindsaynohl.com

Lindsay Nohl

lindsaynohl:

Here’s a sneak peek of my postcard for Light Grey Art Lab's upcoming 6 Degrees exhibition! I am one of nearly 90 artists that are doing limited editions of postcards that pertain to our home towns. Minneapolis is quite the chilly place. I’m spending just a bit of time today customizing these guy before we have to send them out! The rest of the cards have come in at Light Grey already, so over the next week we’ll be packaging them up and sending them out to all of the artists involved! 
The exhibition opens Friday, December 6th from 7 - 10pm! Anyone in the Twin Cities? Hope you can make it out to the show! Here’s a link to the details! 
www.lindsaynohl.com

Lindsay Nohl

lindsaynohl:

Here’s a sneak peek of my postcard for Light Grey Art Lab's upcoming 6 Degrees exhibition! I am one of nearly 90 artists that are doing limited editions of postcards that pertain to our home towns. Minneapolis is quite the chilly place. 
I’m spending just a bit of time today customizing these guy before we have to send them out! The rest of the cards have come in at Light Grey already, so over the next week we’ll be packaging them up and sending them out to all of the artists involved! 

The exhibition opens Friday, December 6th from 7 - 10pm! Anyone in the Twin Cities? Hope you can make it out to the show! Here’s a link to the details! 

www.lindsaynohl.com

Lindsay Nohl

lindsaynohl:

Here are a couple of sketches from the last couple nights for the wonderful people that helped me raise money for my sick kitty. It really meant a lot to me! Just getting these ready to send out!

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Lindsay Nohl

lindsaynohl:

I had a moment to sit down and play around with Painter and draw this man this weekend. I don’t often have the chance to make artwork in painter, so this was super therapeutic - especially because it’s been non-stop working on other people’s projects. Gotta squeak one in there when you can, right?
lindsaynohl.com

lindsaynohl:

I had a moment to sit down and play around with Painter and draw this man this weekend. I don’t often have the chance to make artwork in painter, so this was super therapeutic - especially because it’s been non-stop working on other people’s projects. Gotta squeak one in there when you can, right?

lindsaynohl.com