Thursday, December 16, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

me and Maxine series

Huge thanks to Gretchen for framing, Melissa for photography and Maxine for everything else.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

black Jesus and the orange juice fiasco

5 minute talk I gave at Ignite Ann Arbor:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

ara 53

paper tile pattern 9 in x 9 in

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ara 51

51 designs later. . .
I need a term for this type of construction.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

i never sleep

sleep is the cousin of death

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Matt Shlian turns 30!

Tomorrow I turn thirty and I'm having a $30 virtual yard sale on my
site. Tons of prints, drawings etc and all the proceeds are benefiting
the Crohn's / Colitis Foundation of America. Please help me spread the word!
I need to clean out my studio before I move to my new space - The Dharma Initiative...

sold 12 drawings in the first hour. One drawing sold 6 times....I'm teaching this week and will do my best to update the site with which work has sold.

edit 2: site online for less than a day and nearly half the work has sold! this is amazing. best birthday ever.

edit 3: it's 9pm and we've raised over $1200. I'm crying right now.

edit 4:SALE IS OVER--- in a week we raised $1453!!

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who bought some work!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Siggraph 2010

Come on over to Siggraph in LA this year (July 25- 29th) stop by the STUDIO!
I'll be there with an all-star team showing people how to make inflatable sculpture.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


this is how i feel right now

I cannot wait to be crazy uncle matt who folds things.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Back in the studio

I've got a block of time to work in the studio and I'm thrilled about it. Working on a few commissions and a few collages. The second shipment of MURQ just came in and the reaction has been great so far! Happy summer everyone.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Apple news

One week from today I'll be at Apple in Cupertino presenting my work. I'm very excited to spend the week in San Francisco. West coast friends let's get together!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Grafik Award

I created these awards along with Amelia Noble for Grafik Magazine. Peter Saville and Wim Crouwel both presented them to the winners. Totally Geeked.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mr. Weschler's Wonder Cabinet (part 2)

talking bout paper

after my talk this happened

Thanks a million to Ren for organizing this event!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Just came in the mail today and it is HUGE and so so beautiful. I can't wait to spend some quality time with it.

David Bowen makes crazy drawing machines, and he's a nice guy too.

Natalie Miebach also makes crazy things based on weather patterns, she is also very nice.

and Racine and Ivanyi and Shlian. I haven't met these people yet, which is strange because Richard and I seem to run in the same circles. I'm sure they are all nice.

Shlian & Voight. Voight is probably nice too

Friday, April 16, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

TEDx and Festifools

This past weekend I spoke at the TEDx event for the Univeristy of Michigan and had my paper engineering students march at the yearly Festifools event.

The site of TEDx

The talk went well and I'm told will be available on the TED site shortly.

My paper engineers killed it!!

Daniel demonstrates the robot while I demonstrate my paper fanny pack.

Maddie and Chrissy!


The parade was surreal. Giant puppets and Enochlophobia

The next major project has begun at WCC where my students are working in the woods to create this yarn explosion! more pics soon.


Friday, April 9, 2010

TEDx University of Michigan Tomorrow

I stab art.

Come see the TEDx event tomorrow at the Biomedical Science Research Building, 109 Zina Pitcher Place in Ann Arbor. Starts at 9 goes until 4. I'm rocking at 1:50.
Cant be there? Go here instead and stream it. Woo!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

MURQ book is here

Edition of 100
7 x 7 in
120 pages hard cover
includes all of 2007's Ghost town and 60 pages of new work
comes signed with additional special edition MURQ drawing
Ships May 1st
purchase here

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Computer arts projects magazine

I was recently interviewed in Computer arts projects magazine from the UK. I advise people to stop using computers and start folding paper. There is also a nice article about Yulia too.
Available now at Barnes and Noble.