“If you like doing something, find a way to call it work,” said Sophie Blackall, the prolific Australian/Brooklynite illustrator known for her quirky picture of New York City subway riders.
At FIT last night, she presented her work and narrated her career trajectory for Illustration students and faculty, as well as her husband, who occasionally fed her planted questions and loving looks. She showed a charming four-minute video about the subway poster, in which she does a lot of biking, plus some painting.embedded by Embedded Video
Hue’s favorite moment of the video: She says, “I love drawing animals, but I almost always want to put clothes on them.”
Perhaps her coolest project is called Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found, in which she translated her obsession with Craigslist’s missed connections into a poignant illustrated book.
Apparently, she likes to put animal clothes on humans, too.