Jon Burgerman is a graphic designer and artist. He is a famous ‘doodle artist’ and his work mixes fine art, urban street art, and pop culture.
Facts About Jon Burgerman
- Jon Burgerman was born in 1979 in England.
- He studied Fine Arts at Nottingham Trent University, England, and he graduated in 2001.
- He was part of the Underbelly Project and exhibited his work (along with the work of other artists) in a secret 100-year-old incomplete subway station underneath New York’s streets.
- In 2008 he appeared on the UK children’s TV show Blue Peter and drew a mural live.
- A book of his work, Pens Are My Friends, was released in 2008.
- He designed a vinyl toy action figure collection called The Heroes of Burgertown. It was released by Kidrobot in 2008.
- His work has been included in the public collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and the Science Museum (London).
- Some of his picture books include SPLAT!, Rhyme Crime, and It’s Great to Create.
- He has collaborated with several famous brands including Nike, Sony, Pepsi, New Era, MTV, Puma, Coca-Cola, Apple, Snapchat, Nintendo, Sky, Levis, AOL, Rip Curl, Miss Sixty, Crocs, and Virgin Atlantic.
- He has exhibited his work all over the world including the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Taiwan, South Korea, China, and the US.
- In 2010 he moved from the UK to the US. He now lives and works in New York.
- He formed the band Anxieteam. He’d never been part of a band before, nor had he written songs before, yet the band managed to perform across Europe and the US, played their music on Radio 1, and were included on a CD on the cover of the German Rolling Stone magazine.
- Jon Burgerman co-produced and created artwork for The Great Hip Hop Hoax documentary, released in 2013.
- His favourite food is pizza, salad, and gimpap.
- He supports Tottenham Hotspur, an English football team.
- One of his favourite books of all time is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
- He enjoyed the classic movies Lawrence of Arabia, Singin’ in the Rain, and It’s a Wonderful Life.
- He admires the work of the artists Jeron Braxton, Hannah Epstein, Daniel Gordon, and Herve Tullet.
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What is Jon Burgerman’s art style?
Jon Burgerman is often described as a ‘doodle artist’. His work blurs the lines between fine art and urban street art, and it includes lots of pop-culture references and lots of humour.
He often uses bright colours and his bold work frequently features playful and amusing characters.
“Ultimately, creating my work makes me feel lighter and happier, feelings I hope are passed on to the viewer.”Jon Burgerman
How does Jon Burgerman create his art?
Jon Burgerman works in a wide variety of different art forms. He uses pens (made by Posca and Pilot), Playdoh, paint, spray-paint, ink, and uses digital art and animation.
One of his gifs has been viewed more than 8.5 billion times.
His artwork has appeared in books, and on clothing and homeware, and it has been turned into toys. He has also produced work on canvases, completed large-scale murals, and created NFTs of his work.
He advises new artists to work, read and think.
His work often starts with a doodle.
“A doodle can be anything, not just a loose drawing. Doodling is about thinking as you make and allowing your thought process to become part of the final work.”Jon Burgerman
How many pieces of work has Jon Burgerman made?
Jon Burgerman is a prolific creator. He has produced hundreds of pieces of art. Lots of examples of his work can be found on his popular Instagram account, jonburgerman.