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Around the Block: David Zinn’s quirky chalk cartoons come to life in a new short film

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January 15, 2021

Grace Ebert

If you’ve walked the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan for the past few decades, you’ve likely spotted the big-eyed monsters and mischievous dragons of David Zinn ((previously). Since 1987 the artist has been drawing chalk and charcoal creatures in site-specific works that are washed away by the rain. Drainpipes turn into robot dogs, a pillar turns into a giant pencil, and a green monster jumps out of a brick walkway.

A new short film by Jonnie Lewis immerses himself in Zinn’s practice by animating his signature comic cast, who greet the artist as they stroll through town. Clock “Around the block” on Lewis’ Vimeoand check out more of Zinn’s eccentric creatures Instagram. (about Laughing squid)

#Chalk
#Drawing
# public art
#Short film
# Street art
#Video

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