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FALL Page Pens Are My Friends. For the first time, British artist and illustrator Jon Burgerman’s commercial, personal and collaborative works are collected together in this lavish and fun publication. Burgerman’s brightly colored parades of monster faces and abstract glyphs have found their way onto a huge range of merchandise–toys, clothing for Ripcurlsnowboards, exhibitions, murals, customizations, sketchbooks, even a sick bag–as well as galleries around the world he is especially popular in China and Japan, whose pehs arts arre his work draws on.


Burgerman’s personal pantheon of like minds includes Phil Frost, Mr.

Jago of the Scrawl Collective, Burgermsn Basquiat and Barry McGee–all of whom make sense as inspirations, and none of whom quite resemble his maniacal, over-the-top style. Accompanying the hundreds of pages of brain-melting doodles, drawings, characters and colors are essays by the Pictoplasma team and editors of Modart magazine, insights into Burgerman’s working process and, of course, photos of salads. The included DVD is packed with animated goodies, documentary stuff and things to beautify your computer.

Enter the world of Jon Burgerman’s art, where no surface is safe from his meandering lines! Graffiti because of its bravery and authenticity, its struggle for style and the positive nature of its violent modern birth; and comics, because, they were everyone in our western pop lives cereal boxes, Saturday morning cartoons and so forth and yet, from Superman to the Simpsons they have managed to remain the only accepted media vehicle aside from so-called art to deliver news too real for the 11 o’clock broadcast and packed chock full of opinions that could not be proven right or wrong, but made certain sense.


The connection is not spray-paint or style or sarcasm. It isn’t Spy vs. Spy or something from Hannah Barbara. It can’t be flossed out of a character’s three teeth.

Jon Burgerman – pens are my friends

It is not about branding oneself or just writing your name. It has little to do with laws or preconceived public perception. It shares influences, but also imaginative drive.

It is about art and forgets art. Reflective of this moment in history, it values evolution over revolution and shares a desire to show things as they are. As they are, but where are they? Burgeramn the gallery opened, every visitor was invited to fill in the Hello Duudles with sparkling colours.