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Sun Jan 22, 2012, 05:05 AM Jan 2012

Artist looks back on a year of drawing The Los Angeles Times

Photos from top: The Jan. 1, 2011, page. Credit: Erik Shveima.

January 20, 2012 | 12:38 pm
— Erik Shveima, Mixed Media Daily

Los Angeles artist Erik Shveima set out last Jan. 1 on a personal project to draw the Los Angeles Times every day of 2011. In a guest post, he looks back on the endeavor:

This past year the paper kept me up at night.

Not because I worry about its future (although I do, in fact, worry about its future), but because of what that worry compelled me to do.

Mmd-01_01_2011In late 2010 I decided to dedicate the coming year to drawing the Los Angeles Times — the front page in particular — every day. By the end I would have a portrait of the year’s news, a 21st century commonplace book dedicated to the mystery of news cycles, serif fonts and spadeas (which, I learned from a commenter, is what those half-page ads that wrap around the A section are called). I called the project Mixed Media Daily, and I posted the drawings every day.


Mixed Media Daily: http://mixedmediadaily.blogspot.com/

This is just too cool. A project like this takes a certain level of dedication...sharing this with my art friends who never know what to draw

Artist looks back on a year of drawing The Los Angeles Times (Original Post) ellisonz Jan 2012 OP
excellent. nt xchrom Jan 2012 #1
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