I have an exhibition in London (the real one, not one of the cheap imitations in Canada or the US). Here’s the text someone at the gallery wrote about it. If you are around, come along!

Euphoric Trumps
A solo exhibition of works by the pioneer of pixel art Craig Robinson
22 April - 2 May 2014
Private View - 24 April 6 - 9pm
Artist’s Talk - 29 April 7 - 8pm
Mondays - Fridays 9.00am – 6.00pm, Saturdays and Sunday by appointment only
Début Art and The Coningsby Gallery are proud to present a solo exhibition of works by one of the pioneers of pixel art, Craig Robinson. 

Craig Robinson, aka Flip Flop Flyin’, is an artist and illustrator from Lincoln, UK, currently living in Mexico City.

Craig began creating pixel art 1998 when he bought his first iMac. “Frustrated with the limitations of the art packages available at that time, I abandoned the idea of smooth line, over working with the jagged edges and fully controlling the art I wanted to create.” Craig Robinson 2014

Craig started the Minipops in the middle of 1999, which became an overnight sensation. Within the following few months, Craig had worked on illustrations for Mixmag, animated GIFs for Levi’s, the web site of Channel 4 show Dotcomedy, and an offshoot website for the Paris store, Colette.
“Back then, the Internet seemed like a collection of communities. Once you get your work out there, word gets around.” Craig Robinson 2014
Alongside Flip Flop Flyin’, since 2009 Craig has been running Flip Flop Fly Ball, a web site of baseball-themed infographics and artwork. He has written and illustrated four books: Minipops, Fun Fun Fun, Atlas Schmatlas, and Flip Flop Fly Ball.

"This show centres around a collection of pixel art, alongside new techniques, mostly about England and Mexico, football and drinking, and getting rid of the silly things in my head that are potentially blocking that one great idea that will help cure cancer. Or something like that…" Craig Robinson 2014

Craig likes Tic Tacs. A lot.

Press enquiries:

holly@coningsbygallery.com
The Coningsby Gallery
30 Tottenham Street
London W1T 4RJ
www.coningsbygallery.com
+44 (0) 20 7636 7478

I have an exhibition in London (the real one, not one of the cheap imitations in Canada or the US). Here’s the text someone at the gallery wrote about it. If you are around, come along!

Euphoric Trumps
A solo exhibition of works by the pioneer of pixel art Craig Robinson
22 April - 2 May 2014
Private View - 24 April 6 - 9pm
Artist’s Talk - 29 April 7 - 8pm
Mondays - Fridays 9.00am – 6.00pm, Saturdays and Sunday by appointment only

Début Art and The Coningsby Gallery are proud to present a solo exhibition of works by one of the pioneers of pixel art, Craig Robinson.

Craig Robinson, aka Flip Flop Flyin’, is an artist and illustrator from Lincoln, UK, currently living in Mexico City.

Craig began creating pixel art 1998 when he bought his first iMac. “Frustrated with the limitations of the art packages available at that time, I abandoned the idea of smooth line, over working with the jagged edges and fully controlling the art I wanted to create.” Craig Robinson 2014

Craig started the Minipops in the middle of 1999, which became an overnight sensation. Within the following few months, Craig had worked on illustrations for Mixmag, animated GIFs for Levi’s, the web site of Channel 4 show Dotcomedy, and an offshoot website for the Paris store, Colette.

“Back then, the Internet seemed like a collection of communities. Once you get your work out there, word gets around.” Craig Robinson 2014

Alongside Flip Flop Flyin’, since 2009 Craig has been running Flip Flop Fly Ball, a web site of baseball-themed infographics and artwork. He has written and illustrated four books: Minipops, Fun Fun Fun, Atlas Schmatlas, and Flip Flop Fly Ball.

"This show centres around a collection of pixel art, alongside new techniques, mostly about England and Mexico, football and drinking, and getting rid of the silly things in my head that are potentially blocking that one great idea that will help cure cancer. Or something like that…" Craig Robinson 2014

Craig likes Tic Tacs. A lot.

Press enquiries:

holly@coningsbygallery.com

The Coningsby Gallery
30 Tottenham Street
London W1T 4RJ
www.coningsbygallery.com
+44 (0) 20 7636 7478

The Colossus of Arthur Rhodes. My new thing for NotGraphs: http://www.fangraphs.com/not/the-colossus-of-arthur-rhodes/

I made a chart about Sign “O” the Time by Prince.
http://flipflopflyin.com/signothetimes/index.html

I made a chart about Sign “O” the Time by Prince.

http://flipflopflyin.com/signothetimes/index.html

I wrote about the experience of buying tickets for a Diablos Rojos del México home opener for NotGraphs. http://www.fangraphs.com/not/buying-tickets-for-a-mexican-league-home-opener/

I wrote about the experience of buying tickets for a Diablos Rojos del México home opener for NotGraphs. 

Kraftwerk baseball uniforms over the years.

Kraftwerk baseball uniforms over the years.

randomjaysstuff:

Faces in the crowd screencaps, Exhibition Stadium, June 11, 1984

This ABC Monday Night Baseball game is up on YouTube in its entirety (with commercials from the Detroit affiliate). It was a match up between the two best teams in baseball at that point - the 44-13 Tigers and the 36-21 Blue Jays. It ends up being a one run game and was pretty entertaining to watch (and not just because you get to see Earl Weaver, broadcaster, with a perm).

But how about these folks?
- love the girl’s wink and her giant Blue Jays button, as well as beardy’s Blue Light painter’s cap and calculator watch.
- old lady superfans with pins on caps are the best
- the camerman showed this usher a couple of times in the game - pop that collar!
- BJ Birdy actually does a fake drunken stumble just before this. Note Paul Beeston’s brother with the beer and smoke is also sporting the Blue Light cap.

Totally read that URL was “Felix tosses salad.”

Totally read that URL was “Felix tosses salad.”

Girl Scout Heron.

Girl Scout Heron.

My new thing for NotGraphs: This Season’s Special Caps. http://www.fangraphs.com/not/this-seasons-special-caps/

My new thing for NotGraphs: This Season’s Special Caps. http://www.fangraphs.com/not/this-seasons-special-caps/

Drawing of a pitcher done with a single, unbroken line.

Drawing of a pitcher done with a single, unbroken line.

I need answers, dammit.

I need answers, dammit.

Wee reminder: you may be interested to know that I recently began contributing to NotGraphs. I’m gonna be doing something every week, on a Wednesday. I’ve done a handful of posts so far, including drawings of baseball stadiums done with my weaker right hand. All the drawings I did for NotGraphs are line drawings, but here’s a coloured-in version of the Dodger Stadium drawing. 
My stuff can be found here: http://www.fangraphs.com/not/author/craig-robinson/

Wee reminder: you may be interested to know that I recently began contributing to NotGraphs. I’m gonna be doing something every week, on a Wednesday. I’ve done a handful of posts so far, including drawings of baseball stadiums done with my weaker right hand. All the drawings I did for NotGraphs are line drawings, but here’s a coloured-in version of the Dodger Stadium drawing.

My stuff can be found here: http://www.fangraphs.com/not/author/craig-robinson/

Glanford Park, Scunthorpe. 
First in a series of drawings of either (a) football stadiums in Lincolnshire, or (b) football stadiums of the claret and blue teams.

Glanford Park, Scunthorpe. 

First in a series of drawings of either (a) football stadiums in Lincolnshire, or (b) football stadiums of the claret and blue teams.

My new thing for NotGraphs looks at the 30 MLB teams’ Web site taglines for 2014.
http://www.fangraphs.com/not/your-2014-mlb-teams-web-site-taglines/

My new thing for NotGraphs looks at the 30 MLB teams’ Web site taglines for 2014.

http://www.fangraphs.com/not/your-2014-mlb-teams-web-site-taglines/