Office Art: New Metal Prints

During our Art Basel show earlier this month we made a huge splash with our newest offering: gapingvoid Aluminium Prints. People love them. They look very slick and shiny. Substantial. I dunno, they just have this very je-ne-sais-quoi about them. Right now we’re just selling little 8×10 ones on the gallery site, buit in the […]

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Marcus Aurelius

[Originally sent out in the newsletter etc.] [Buy the print] Besides being a Roman Emperor (and damn good one) , Marcus Aurelius was also one of the great Stoic philosophers. His “Meditations” is one of the first self-help books, and it’s amazing how much of it still applies today. Besides being a fantastic read, the […]

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BIG NEWS: gapingvoid is now publishing cartoon business cards with

  Inspiration by gapingvoid   Love by gapingvoid   gapingvoid for Business   gapingvoid for Entrepreneurs   gapginvoid Love [Order your cards from here etc.] [Moo’s announcement on their blog here.]   As y’all know, I got my start from “drawing cartoons on the back of business cards”… A couple of years later, after […]

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“Art’s purpose is to express Consciousness.”

So having been in the business for a while, I keep asking myself, what is the purpose of art? Decoration? Pictoral storytelling? Conceptual mind tricks? Entertainment and/or Info-tainment? Meh. I have simpler idea: “Art’s purpose is to express consciousness.” That is true for writing, paiting, music, theatre, you name it. It’s also true for other stuff, […]

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The “Find-Hate-Lose-Repeat” Cycle will kill you eventually. You do know that, right?

The good news is, this is my favorite cartoon I’ve done in the last few weeks. And judging by the number of likes I got on Instagram, y’all seem to agree, for the most part. The bad news is, how many people can relate to it, from painful experience. Far, far too many. The Find-Hate-Lose-Repeat […]

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A Message For The Next Generation:

[Note to young, creative types, just leaving college: I wrote this post just for you.], It’s a very sad and poignant story that’s already been all over the Internet… A British advertising veteran, Linds Redding, a guy not much older than me, gets terminally ill. Shortly before the poor man dies, he writes a long, […]

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Frivolous Complexity

Aaaargh. Don’t get me started on complexity; don’t get me started on “Stuff”. Everybody wants to be successful. The bad news is, we are trained by society to associate success with “Stuff”. Not just in the material sense (fancy cars, big houses, trophy wives, expensive mistresses, hot tubs, designer furniture, designer clothing, designer kitchens with […]

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“Cartoons Drawn On the Back of Business Cards”, 15-year anniversary

[“Shark Bar”] It’s a story I’ve told many times over the years: When I first lived in Manhat­tan in Decem­ber, 1997 I got into the habit of dood­ling on the back of busi­ness cards, just to give me something to do while sit­ting at the bar. The for­mat stuck. It was 15 years ago this […]

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