Best known for his colourful, fluid and playful creations, UK born, NYC based Jon Burgerman is often referenced as a leading figure in the popular ‘Doodle’ art style.
Frequently criss-crossing the disciplines of fine art, uban art and pop-culture, with a dash of performance art and entrepreneurism thrown in, Burgerman’s instantly recognisable aesthetic exists across a multitude of forms ranging from canvases, murals and clothing to sculpture, toys and tattoos. Examples of his work can be found in London in the public collections of both the V&A and Science Museums.
So when Kirkby Design asked if we would allow Jon to customise one of our Giant 1227™ floor lamps, which would be used both as a photoshoot prop for their new Kirkby Design x Jon Burgerman collaboration and as a means to capture Jon’s creativity on film, of course we said yes.
Now here’s a glimpse of the Giant 1227™ lamp as you’ve never seen it before, customised to reflect the new NeoGeo Jon Burgerman print presented alongside - just one of the 12 quirky, original, illustrative fabric designs from the new Kirkby Design x Jon Burgerman collection launched this month:
Says Jon: “I wanted to take one of my flowing, curvy, smooth compositions and run it through a crimper! In my head I pressed a button that straightens all the lines when I draw.”
Here is the artist in action:
Follow Kirkby Design and Jon Burgerman on Twitter and Instagram at: @KirkbyDesign / @jonburgerman
Jon Burgerman photo by Bas Berkhout
Giant 1227 photo by Kirkby