Ji Lee's scale for the New Year.
Some people may promise themselves that they will eat more wisely, or to invest more sanely in 2009, but not me.
I am on the prowl for people and ideas that are hip, happy and hopeful. And so -drumroll please - here's the first, Ji Lee. And what a resumé he has. Born in Seoul, raised in São Paulo and educated in New York, this graduate of the Parson's School of Design clearly has an innovative mind that just won't stop.
JI Lee's illlustration for Condé Nast Portfolio, illustrating the Sidney award-winning essay "After the Fall"
Having earned his spurs in the once creative world of advertising, then on to art and design for a number of publications, he is now at the Google Creative Lab. After five, he works on his own pet projects, many of which are available for your enjoyment on his website, "please enjoy". You really should see all the fabulous creations that he has created there. I hope the two I have posted will temp you to visit his site.
While many satirists are as acidic as raw vinegar, Ji Lee has the depth and richness of a fine Balsamic. He work is clearly neither rushed nor mass produced. It is thought made visible.