Jon Burgerman

Jon Burgerman

NYC, NY, USA

Jon Burgerman is a purveyor of doodles, in ideas, ink, animation, performance and paint.  He is credited and referenced as the leading figure in this new 'Doodleism' art form. In 2008 his 300 page monograph entitled 'Pens Are My Friends' was published by IdN. It was distributed worldwide and is now long since sold out. In the same year  Jon appeared on the seminal BBC TV show Blue Peter to create a mural 'doodle' live on set. This along with countless commercial collaborations (including Nike, Sony, Pepsi, Levis, MTV etc), exhibitions and events around the world and a series of collectable vinyl toys 'The Heroes of Burgertown' made by KidRobot has entered Burgermans work into public consciousness. His award winning work (including a Cannes Lions Advertising award, two D&AD Silver award nominations) has featured in Hollywood movies (directors include Matthew Vaughn and Oliver Stone), documentaries, many art and design books and is in the permanent collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Science Museum in London and Nottingham Castle Museum. "Intensely prolific, he has pushed the character obsession of the late 90s into a far more interesting and strong direction. Think Walt Disney at an Incan monument on mescaline." Francesca Gavin, author of Street Renegades and 100 New Artists (published by Laurence King), Visual Arts Editor Dazed & Confused Magazine.