Burning Man is a myriad of things to all people. Despite the tough conditions I kept my battered sketchbook close at all times. From the lantern lighters heading out at dusk to the Centre Camp acrobats, you'll never run out of things to draw.
Below is the book and a looped gif I made. Thank you Burning Man.
Welcome to Runnymede, England. It's June 15th, 1215 and negotiations between unpopular King John & the Barons are tense! By sealing and signing the Magna Carta (the Great Charter of the Liberties) King John reluctantly set in motion powerful laws that changed our lives to this very day.
I set about arranging a scene where characters represent the logo through colours. The Magna Carta stipulated protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, so despite King John's chuckle at our excited prisoner help is on hand from an unlikely source!
I guess grumpy King John will have to carry that throne home himself.
Colonel Robert Wilson's grainy photograph of Nessie made a big splash. The iconic image of a sea serpent rising out of the water paved the way for the myth of the Loch Ness Monster.
Sketching boats in dockyards was the inspiration for this illustration. Once I'd assemble working cogs as the Google logo, all that was left was to show a cut away and reveal of what REALLY took place under the surface.
The notion of triumph through adversity is inspirational. So when William H.Russell, Alexander Majors & William B Waddell founded the PonyExpress on April 3rd, 1860, they set in motion a wonderful yet daunting method of communication.
What a concept- Riders with letters on horseback racing from California to Missouri and vice versa to deliver mail in 10 days or less! Nearly exactly true to their word, the first mail arrived on April 14th.
The Pony Express felt like a great game concept to us at Google. We've made time based games in the past so our new idea was simple. Collect letters, avoid obstacles and aim for the ultimate 100 letter delivery!
The PonyExpress needs YOU. And ultimately, whatever happens in life, what's more important than earning trust and respect from a horse?