The gallery has re-opened after the holiday break and my solo show continues til Feb. So if you’re in Melbourne, head to @lamingtondrive to checkout a showcase of my work from the last five years. Selected pieces from this 42ft sticker wall are also available for sale at shop.gemmaobrien.com 🔮🖤🍄 Photo: @on_jacksonstreet
Kicking off 2018 with some new work for the @nytimes. I created a hand-drawn title and a set of brush script numbers for the annual ’52 Places to Go in 2018’ feature. 🗺🏖✈️Art direction by Rumsey Taylor and Rodrigo Honeywell. Check it out online today. Spoiler alert: New Orleans scored the number one spot! 🎷💥
Next Thursday, I will be speaking about my work at the Great Hall at @thecooperunion in New York as part of the @typedirectorsclub judges night. Fellow judge and type designer Sahar Afshar (@sahafshar) will also be presenting at the event. Tickets available via Eventbrite (search TDC Judges Night or visit tdc.org). Will try and bring some Aussie sunshine with me!🌞❄️
Just finished teaching my full-day workshop in New York on lettering and design for large scale pieces: a mixture of drawing, painting and calligraphy. Thanks to all who came along and the @typedirectorsclub for hosting the day💥💥💥
Just stopped by the @nytimes to get my hands on a print copy of the “52 Places to Go in 2018” feature with my hand-drawn script I created for the title 🗞🗞🗞
The ‘Text Me: How We Live in Language’ show is in its final two weeks at MODA Atlanta. The exhibition is curated by Debbie Millman and features text-based work from over 60 leading designers and artists. I hand-painted a 20ft installation which you can see as part of the show. Limited edition prints of this piece are also available on my webstore (shop.gemmaobrien.com) 🌎
I’ve arrived in New York and will be speaking at the Cooper Union Great Hall tonight at 6:30pm❄️🐨💪🏼. Tomorrow I will begin 3 days of judging for the Type Directors Club design competition. Look forward to seeing all the work! Here’s a piece from my installation that won in TDC63.
✍🏼My upcoming workshop in New York is sold out, but you can still take my illustrative lettering class ONLINE🌏 here: http://skl.sh/gemma_class (Link in bio). Plus, this January new members get 3 months of unlimited @skillshare classes for 99c!
Inspired by the HUGE Katharina Grosse installation at @carriageworks today 🌈💥⚡️
[Updated: SOLD OUT] On my trip to New York in January to judge the @typedirectorsclub comp, I will be hosting a full day workshop on Jan 27th which will focus on lettering for large-scale murals!💥It will be held at the Type Directors Club and limited to 15 spots. 🔜 ❄️🗽
The @lamingtondrive gallery is open from 12-3pm today in Melbourne. Last chance to check out my solo exhibition before the holidays. Works from the show also available for sale via shop.gemmaobrien.com. Gallery re-opens January 10th 2018.