Shop Art Theft

Once is a mistake. This many times is inexcusable. Global fashion retailer Zara appears to have stolen dozens of artworks from over 20 independent illustrators, designers, and brands including me, and my friend Tuesday Bassen (whose particularly awful case has gone viral). Help us hold the company accountable to directly address this glaring intellectual property infringement and fairly compensate these artists.

You can support the artists involved by purchasing the originals of their work at shoparttheft.com.

TAROT: Old Ways, New Year

Australia’s Little Peach Co. & Southside Tea Room organized a tarot deck and show featuring artists from around the world, and asked me to contribute. Thinking about the tarot’s iconography and deeper meanings led me to emoji, and the classic taller card shape lent itself well to this iPhone-inspired design.

The Assumption

For SHABBY DOLL HOUSE. Now available as an art print.

Everup Guides

A series of checklists for creative entrepreneurs at Everup.

A new book

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A new book is coming! October 4th, 2016.

Feelings that are OK to bottle up

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From page 86 of my book 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion

I presented a slideshow once

This was the event invite.

I had too much coffee and now I’m shaking

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I’ve been having a great time at BuzzFeed since starting last year, and Valentine’s Day is a good time for me. Below, some Valentines illustration and their respective posts.

 

10 Valentines That Say What You Actually Mean

 

16 Perfect Valentines From Yourself

 
You can see all my work (and some jokey bullshit) on my staff profile here.

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DIY ribbon ornament: click here for tutorial

1 Page at a Time: Tweet Worksheet

 
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Twitter Worksheet

 
Create stunning tweets like a pro with this useful twitter worksheet, a special PDF download brought to you by 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion.

 

Download PDF: Click and “Save As” or whatever

 

From the desk of JKJKJKJKJKJKJKJKJKJK

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Select press or interviews or whatever:

 
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we are all just beams of light

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FRET A LITTLE

DONT FRET in Brooklyn

PARODY STICKER

i am really into the original DONT FRET art, so this parody is out of nothing but pure love. 4×6 sticker that will come in copies of HOME-BREW #4, soon.

Some favorite instagrams

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Some recent favorites from my instagram account @adamjk

some thoughts about “making things” & the internet

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Robyn Activity Page

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Get Yourself Together! Print out and complete your own Robyn activity page (PDF).

Originally created for Kyle Letendre’s Body Talk: Illustrated zine, I interpreted “Get Myself Together” somewhat literally.

WHATEVER FOREVER

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Animated .gif for Andrew Whitenight’s new dance party at The Dolphin in Philadelphia, PA.

Hello Mr. illustration

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I contributed a documentary illustration to accompany Ryan O’Connell’s 26 Things You Should Know About Being A Gay Man Before You Decide To Be One, for the debut issue of Hello Mr. magazine. Over a conversation and a cup of coffee, we picked apart the nuances of his humorous article, dissected the true feelings and joked about shared experiences growing up on the internet.

“hello mr. is a magazine about men who date men. it’s the overdue response to the unending clichés that surround current gay lifestyle publications. rather than pushing agendas or perfecting appearances, it’s about relevant material for a misrepresented generation with an evolved range of interests. a chronicle of everyday life, and the narratives which define it.”

Dodo Magazine – Improve Your Day

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Only one copy of Dodo Magazine was produced, and it was hidden away. After an online scavenger hunt, the issue has been found and the entire issue has been made available online.

MARCY AVE MISSED CONNECTIONS

I passed out Missed Connections postcards on some afternoon trains around my Marcy Ave home stop, asking strangers to film me. I was met with mixed results but ended up giving away or selling all of the cards and “mailing kits” (three cards, 2 stamps, and a pencil) before heading home.

Three strikes (you’re out)

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“Letters from our objects: Adam J. Kurtz

As you know, our 3rd issue PUNKS & Scholars publishes a mash-up of experimental writing as well as literary and curio objects. And since we’re duch DUM teases, we’ll give you a peek at a few of our Issue 3 objects right up until our blowout festival-sized February 9 release party at Echo Country Outpost.

We first met Adam at Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair last September. We had a major design crush on him from his cheeky, sentimental art objects on the Internet, and watched as he launched a mega successful Kickstarter campaign for 2013 planners. When Issue 3 was coming together, we knew we wanted him as a contributor. We’re absolutely in love with his matchbox sets, “Three strikes (you’re out),” made especially for our box.”

Read more about these matchbooks and the third issue of DUM DUM Zine.

I LOVE YOU LIKE I LOVE MY COFFEE

FIRST IN THE MORNING OR LAST AT NIGHT, DARK OR SWEET OR BOTH, RIGHT NOW & LATER & ALWAYS & CONSTANTLY

 
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Available at the ADAMJK INTERNET GIFT SHOP.

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MAXIMUM-VALUE

ADAMJK HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Gift guide created for the Ten Paces & Draw Blog, head over there to get your hands on some of this great stuff!

Hype Machine Zeitgeist 2012: Lower Dens

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Very proud to have contributed to the Hype Machine’s annual Zeitgeist.

Lower Dens are a Baltimore band that released their perfect Nootropics this year just as I was leaving the city for New York, so they mean a lot to me personally. My illustration is actually based on a failed installation attempt. I’m also pleased to be in the company of so many great visual artists including many personal friends, so go take a look at the rest!

Brooklyn Sucks

WIN A DATE CONTEST

Animated graphic for a “totally serious” blog contest. Read about the date here!

Fail Constantly

Animated center spread from my HOME-BREW Zine.

Raddest Dude Trophy

All Day Long

Greetings from NNNYCUSAAA

Shitty postcards sent with love.

SAD THINGS Tattoo

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Butt tattoo for alt lit poet, Sarah Jean Alexander.

Blog navigation pieces

Collage navigation for tagged content on my personal blog, jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk.com.

Happy New Year 2010

“This card is especially for you. You know that ADVENTURES and BEGINNINGS are often the same. I hope 2010 treats you well, you deserve it.”

BEST EVER BECKY HUNTER

BESTEVERBECKYHUNTER.COM is now in it’s second year of celebrating the amazing and wonderful Rebecca Jean Hunter.

This project is a collaboration with several of my close friends, and comes from a place of ridiculous, ridiculous love.

If At First You Don’t Succeed

Pokemon Battle Royale – Dratini

My contribution to Pokemon Battle Royale, a curated art show that took place at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis in Spring 2012. Thanks to curators Alyssa Nassner and Bryan Ische for the chance to participate!

Owen, 2012

My favorite photo from my New Years 2012 GIF Photobooth.

10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT WMBC

“NOW WHAT”

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I have no idea what I’m doing but I know I’m doing a lot of it.