September 29, 2011

Filed under: Art,News,Recommendation — adamsdoyle @ 7:50 pm


It’s been a few years since I’ve visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Having been living in New York City I wasn’t paying much attention to the recent renovation. So when I did stop in with a friend to reconnect with the collection I’d been so familiar with, it was a breath of fresh air to enter the new wing and the Art of the Americas collection. What was once outdoors is now a glass-enclosed dining area that is a magnificently vast, open room. The glass crisply highlights the classic brickwork of the building, punctuated on one side by a towering yellow glass Chihuly sculpture.

The modern work on the third floor was a high point for me, particularly the Andrew Wyeth and Norman Rockwell, American icons, side by side. Perennial favorite John Singer Sargent has many paintings and studies throughout the museum, as well as a graphic series of mythic ceiling murals that I continue to get a jolt from.


On a side note, Isabella and the Pot of Basil by John White Alexander is a lesser known painting from the late 19th century in the museum’s permanent collection. While a student at RISD I did an almost full size study of this piece that my parents still have up in their house. There really is nothing like the original however. Just beautiful.


September 23, 2011

Filed under: Gallery,News — adamsdoyle @ 11:19 am

The new Summer season of Hunt Riot is now on view. The pictures people are taking are so beautiful and clever. This project is a real joy.


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September 18, 2011

Filed under: Illustration,News — adamsdoyle @ 6:34 pm

Before dashing off to San Francisco and Burning Man, I worked on a really clever card game with the folks at Local No. 12. They had myself and a bunch of other illustrators capture and interpret some of the most loved video games. I picked nine that I’d been familiar with over the years. Here’s a description of how it plays out –

The Metagame is a card game about videogames. It is simple to learn and fun to play. It can be played by a small group of game fans, a classroom of students, or by thousands at a conference. You play the game by combining game cards – videogame trading cards – with comparison cards that say things like “Which game tells a better story” or “Which game is more of a work of art?”

Sounds like fun right? I’m sure it’ll do really well when it hits the market. Below are riffs on Pitfall, Ico, EverQuest, and Diablo.



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