Sunday, December 27, 2009

Matt Singer just launched his new company. I was excited to help out on a couple of the products. Give the site a look, he has a bunch of interesting stuff on there.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I have some drawings (one of them is Elvis Stojko) in the new issue of rosebud magazine.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I am having a taste test right now. Which Detroit sports team offers the best tasting peanuts?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mary & Matt have launched Chocolate Editions just in time for the holidays! They also made a commercial!! Check out all of the fun things on the new site.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Eric Elms just launched the website for his new publishing house And Press. He has a terrific initial batch of books that are available now.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I am excited to announce the availability of The Holiday Sampler from The Curiosity Shoppe. They come with:

1. a giraffe (drawn)
2. a postcard I like
3. a book
4. a painting
5. an outline of my hand (left)

I only made ten (plus two "artist proofs") so if you would like one get over there! Also, if you would not like one, get over there anyway, they have a lot of terrific stuff.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Pick Pleasure

An exhibition of new work by Jason Polan.

The drawings in this exhibition were made while in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. The drawings filled two books.

Opening Thursday December 3, 3009 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Melanie Flood Projects
at The Tropics Hotel
1550 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida

Robin Cameron made this book and I like it a lot. I think it might be sold out. Email before purchasing.

Daniel Davidson and Josh Rickards have an exhibition opening this Friday at Lump.

Monday, November 23, 2009

I have a story in this book that is now available at J. Crew stores (and on their website right here). It is a Partners & Spade project. There are a lot of good people involved. Mary Matson, Miranda July,
Hugo Guinness (who did all of the drawings), Matt Singer, Will Cotton and a bunch of others.

Bill just put up some pictures from the talk at the Weatherspoon Art Museum right here if you would like to see.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I made this piece for an exhibition that opened tonight at Jen Bekman Gallery. The show is called Mixtape and the artists made artwork in response to a song.

I have been listening to a cover of the song Crazy In Love by Beyoncé a lot lately. This version is sung by Antony. I made this piece with the song in mind. I liked making the weird connections in my head between the two versions of the song and relating them to the drawing, while piecing the work together.

Tonight I was drawing people before going to the opening of the art show and I saw Antony. I was nervous (and surprised) drawing him, that is why the drawing looks so terrible. I am glad I got to see him.

Bill told me about the song.

I am excited to be a part of this film (it is a little part, but still, I am very excited). It is called Make a World. It is a documentary about the artist Ed Emberley.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Some sharp pencil-ers put together a newsprint package that is not to be missed. It is only $10. That is about how much it costs to get 3/4 of two smoothies at jamba juice!? Order some newsprint!!

I have a piece in this show that opens tomorrow (Friday, the 20th).

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Jay Ryan and Paul Hornschemeier are on tour right now with books and prints and drawings and limited edition napkins (there are only two, act fast). They are both terrific artists and you should buy their books (and napkins) if you have the chance.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

There is a release party for the More Things Like This book coming up on Thursday at Park Life in San Francisco!

I have some drawings in the new Esquire and Believer Magazines.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

This is a book that was put together for the exhibition Please Trust Me that is up right now at Lump in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Let me know if you are interested in a copy of the book:

I have some drawings in these books. Jerstin Crosby put the one on the left together and Rich McIsaac put the one on the right together.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This very impressive Kurosawa box set is being released by The Criterion Collection in December. A word from Criterion about the set:

In 2010, the film world will celebrate a momentous event: the hundredth birthday of Akira Kurosawa, whose influence on cinema has been incalculable and whose staggering catalog of masterpieces—from Rashomon to Seven Samurai to Kagemusha —has remained fresh and timeless with each passing year. To do our part, we’re presenting a deluxe, linen-bound collector’s set, AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa, just in time for the holidays. AK 100, the most extensive set of the filmmaker’s works ever released in this country, also includes five films new to Criterion collectors: four early rarities never before released here on DVD (Sanshiro Sugata; Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two; The Most Beautiful; and The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail) and his poignant final film, Madadayo. And as a companion to the films, we’ve created a hardbound, illustrated, ninety-six-page book featuring new writing by Stephen Prince and Donald Richie. Supplies are limited, so preorder your copy of what is sure to be the cinematic gift of the season now. Happy viewing!

There is an Erica Allen (this is one of her photographs) art opening at Melanie Flood Projects tonight. It will be the last exhibition there.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

These are some pictures of the exhibition PLEASE TRUST ME that is up right now at Lump Gallery/Projects. I enjoyed seeing everyone. It was a lot of fun. I hope people enjoy the exhibition.

I have a new story on Poor Mojo's Almanac(k) right now.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mary & Matt are at The Chocolate Show this weekend! They have a bunch of new great things. The admission to the fair is $30, but if you play it right you can eat about $173 worth of free samples from all of the different people there! Be careful with the chocolate covered bacon.

Tucker Nichols and I are having art openings on the same night 2850.75 miles apart from each other. I hope you can make it to at least one of them!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

An exhibition by Jason Polan.

Please Trust Me is an exhibition of all different things. The source
material ranges from comic book panels, to pages from LIFE Magazine,
to notes found on the street. There are particular shapes, lines,
letters and texts that I like and want to show to you.

A new book will accompany the exhibition.

Opening reception: Friday, November 6th, 7 - 10 pm

Exhibition runs November 6 – 28, 2009

Lump Gallery/Projects
505 S. Blount Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Monday, October 26, 2009

Michael Worful has a new book. He just released it and there are only 25! Get one quick!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

My cousins, Ryan and Jared, and I started a new newsletter called Fun Times. Free copies are available for a limited time by sending a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) to:

Jason Polan
P.O. Box 15
Prince Street Station
New York, NY 10012

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

These books will be available this weekend at the book fair at P.S.1 at the Glenn Horowitz Bookseller booth and on their website.

Three art shows that are opening this weekend:

A Murder of Crows in Los Angeles
Harvest in Charlottesville
Move 19 in San Francisco

I have a little story on the back of this poster about getting hit by a car.

Monday, September 28, 2009

I am very excited to be included in this book.

Derek drew this.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Amy Stein's exhibition at ClampArt is up until October 31. Amy Stein is a nice person and her work looks terrific. Go see it if you have the chance.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I think President Obama was in one of these cars?

And by "I think" I mean "I hope/I have no idea" They all just drove by my window and looked pretty serious. I drew all of them (they were going fast).

Update: I just went and asked one of the cops and he said, "NO!" I do not believe him.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Does anybody know who did this?