chech it out!

My name is Clint. I'm a designer, an illustrator, a coffee drinker, a bicycle rider, an over-analyzer, a beard grower, a music lover, a worrier, a lister-of-things.
- Email inquiries to clint [at] tillmanproject.com
- Online shop at tillman.bigcartel.com
- Do stuff, make stuff!

April 4, 2014 5:51 pm April 3, 2014 2:15 pm
"persist" (pen & stain on birch panel, 18”x24”)

"persist" (pen & stain on birch panel, 18”x24”)

(Source: tillmanproject.com)

March 31, 2014 10:51 pm
just finished the linework for “persist”…next step, wood stain!

just finished the linework for “persist”…next step, wood stain!

March 23, 2014 3:29 pm
"decompresso" (pen, watercolor, stain - 12”x12”)
This piece was created and sent to London for the 2014 Coffee Art Project. It’s a good program benefiting a good cause, check it out if you’re in the neighborhood. My statement for the piece:

Whether it’s hand-grinding beans for a pour over at home, or sitting down with my sketch book and a flat black at a coffee shop, the art of coffee is an art of decompression. Outside pressure gets pressed back with the slow drop of a french press. Stress gets crossed out with each pencil mark. With art and coffee, I try to focus on the process, and not worry about the result. It just feels better that way.

"decompresso" (pen, watercolor, stain - 12”x12”)

This piece was created and sent to London for the 2014 Coffee Art Project. It’s a good program benefiting a good cause, check it out if you’re in the neighborhood. My statement for the piece:

Whether it’s hand-grinding beans for a pour over at home, or sitting down with my sketch book and a flat black at a coffee shop, the art of coffee is an art of decompression. Outside pressure gets pressed back with the slow drop of a french press. Stress gets crossed out with each pencil mark. With art and coffee, I try to focus on the process, and not worry about the result. It just feels better that way.

(Source: tillmanproject.com)

March 17, 2014 7:21 pm
quick sketch today…let us persist.

quick sketch today…let us persist.

March 12, 2014 11:35 pm
"old crow" (pen & watercolor, 5”x5”)

"old crow" (pen & watercolor, 5”x5”)

(Source: tillmanproject.com)

March 11, 2014 8:09 pm February 23, 2014 5:28 pm
"FaceBrush" (pen, watercolor, beard on board)
This was my submission for the "Extinct" show at Studio &. Artists were called to create a work of art based around the extinction of a tool they use.  Here is my statement for the show:
"For this project, I imagined a not-so-far future where animals become completely independent from the human race. They refuse to trade with humans…which means we no longer have animal hair products, mice to test science with, etc.  Also, in this not-so-far time, we’ve depleted a lot of other things, like nylon, spam, a short-lived reserve of jetpack fuel and hoverboard energy cells, and wall clocks. All this results in me not having paintbrushes in the future. Luckily, the answer was right in front of my face…below my face, growing from my face, to be more specific. I rested in the assurance that if paintbrushes were to become extinct, I always had my trusty beard. So this piece is dedicated to (and painted with) my beard. I love you, Beard.”

"FaceBrush" (pen, watercolor, beard on board)

This was my submission for the "Extinct" show at Studio &. Artists were called to create a work of art based around the extinction of a tool they use.  Here is my statement for the show:

"For this project, I imagined a not-so-far future where animals become completely independent from the human race. They refuse to trade with humans…which means we no longer have animal hair products, mice to test science with, etc.
Also, in this not-so-far time, we’ve depleted a lot of other things, like nylon, spam, a short-lived reserve of jetpack fuel and hoverboard energy cells, and wall clocks. All this results in me not having paintbrushes in the future. Luckily, the answer was right in front of my face…below my face, growing from my face, to be more specific. I rested in the assurance that if paintbrushes were to become extinct, I always had my trusty beard. So this piece is dedicated to (and painted with) my beard. I love you, Beard.”

(Source: tillmanproject.com)

February 18, 2014 8:17 pm
Hot dang. A year ago I reached 30. I thought that was a big deal, but it was just the beginning. So much craziness during my 30th year alive, and tomorrow I hit 31. Thank you for supporting the Tillman Project. Here’s to another year of doing more stuff and making more stuff.
chechitout:

30.
I never thought I’d see that number, for lots of reasons. But in 8 hours I’ll be there. It’s been amazing and humbling to see my scribbles go from a sketchbook on a coffee shop table to shirts and cards and stickers and things, all going home with people who have made a meaningful connection with the things that float around in my brain. And finally, after 30 years, I know what I want to do with my life. Make meaningful things. Make connections. Make cake. Pancakes. With chocolate chips.
I’m hosting a pre-order for two new shirts, Arrowed! and Shipwrecked, to help fund a big push to be able to make more things, more often. You can check that out here. It’s a good feeling to make a mess, to pull ink across a screen, to grab a hot t-shirt from under the dryer and send it to someone. I like that.
Too much information? Probably. But it’s my birthday. I’m going to put candles in my beard and share too much. Thank you, everyone who bought something from the store or the gallery, who asked questions, who challenged me, who hovered over my shoulder at the coffee shop and said, “hey that looks cool, I draw too,” who helped with my crazy schemes, came to an art show, or just smiled. It all means everything. And thank you Scott for lighting candles in my beard and standing by with a bucket of water. And Hailey, for taking beautiful photos.
-clint

Hot dang. A year ago I reached 30. I thought that was a big deal, but it was just the beginning. So much craziness during my 30th year alive, and tomorrow I hit 31. Thank you for supporting the Tillman Project. Here’s to another year of doing more stuff and making more stuff.

chechitout:

30.

I never thought I’d see that number, for lots of reasons. But in 8 hours I’ll be there. It’s been amazing and humbling to see my scribbles go from a sketchbook on a coffee shop table to shirts and cards and stickers and things, all going home with people who have made a meaningful connection with the things that float around in my brain. And finally, after 30 years, I know what I want to do with my life. Make meaningful things. Make connections. Make cake. Pancakes. With chocolate chips.

I’m hosting a pre-order for two new shirts, Arrowed! and Shipwrecked, to help fund a big push to be able to make more things, more often. You can check that out here. It’s a good feeling to make a mess, to pull ink across a screen, to grab a hot t-shirt from under the dryer and send it to someone. I like that.

Too much information? Probably. But it’s my birthday. I’m going to put candles in my beard and share too much. Thank you, everyone who bought something from the store or the gallery, who asked questions, who challenged me, who hovered over my shoulder at the coffee shop and said, “hey that looks cool, I draw too,” who helped with my crazy schemes, came to an art show, or just smiled. It all means everything. And thank you Scott for lighting candles in my beard and standing by with a bucket of water. And Hailey, for taking beautiful photos.

-clint

January 4, 2014 8:57 pm
"Beardkitten on birch panel" (with marker, stain, and watercolor)

"Beardkitten on birch panel" (with marker, stain, and watercolor)