You are responsible for what you say & do.
you might like it.
I sketched this in 2002 after seeing similar sights morning after morning through my rear view mirror.
During my commute I would see mother’s rushing their children somewhere.
Slumped in the seat, baseball cap askew, music blaring….seen often through my rear view mirror.
This is a favorite– I would see this almost everyday on my morning commute, no hands, cellphone talking, makeup artist.
I dreamed up the word stupidselfishness… it just seemed to fit perfectly!
This very sketchy illustration of a Range Rover was the basis for the Two Cool Frogs MOUNTAINTOP poster.
Finally the finished product illustrating Vertie + Rosie in their SmartCar with a very rude RAGE ROVER behind them.
I read an article in the NY TIMES stating pickup trucks and SUVs account for ~62% of all new vehicles sold in the United States so far this year. I drive a 6- year old, sleek, low BMW 328 sport wagon. When I back out of a parking space I am inevitably surrounded by a pickup or an SUV making it impossible to see if anything is coming. I continue to inch out of my space and hope for the best.
Back in 2002, before the proliferation of large vehicles and all about me driving I became frustrated with what I saw in my rear view mirror as I drove to work in my Volkswagen Beetle. One day I was inspired to sketch a few of these scenes shown here in this slideshow. I filed these sketches away for many years and as I witnessed the switch to BIG and what has become commonplace road rage style driving I decided to develop a series of posters reflecting the importance of striving to be excellent- even when nobody is watching.
The Rosie & Vertie characters were developed and the ideas for poster themes were many. My favorite is MOUNTAINTOP, which ends this slide show. Rosie & Vertie are driving a SMARTCAR while a “RAGE ROVER” travels CLOSE behind.
I dream of a world where SMARTs and MINIs are the only cars on the road. Yes, dream on, the article also stated SUVs and trucks are here to stay!
BigBug + LittleBug
Hello...I am Michele...
I am an established professional commercial interior designer. In my travels I listen and observe beyond the obvious, always on the lookout for new design ideas and hoping for time someday to explore them further. Well, you know how that goes!
I will always remember my first employer giving each of us a wooden coin with the imprint “Round Tuit”… a not so subtle way of telling us we no longer should use the phrase “I will do it when I get around to it”
This website is devoted to my love for illustration, including books that I have illustrated and sometimes authored.
In addition I recently created The Frog Project, a creative studio with a frog focus. Whether you are a FrogLover or not I guarantee you will enjoy these unique creations!
I continue to design interiors for long standing clients or select organizations seeking a focused, knowledgable professional.