FLIP FLOP FLYIN' / CRAIG ROBINSON

DRAWINGS ON THE INTERNET SINCE 1999

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Updated 2 December 2021
Hiya. Happy December. Three things today. One new, one slightly reformatted to acknowledge its conclusion, and one rather large project from 2017 that I've neglected to put online until now. That last thing is called Allestodo and it was a thing that, while in retrospect, it's not as good as I felt it was when I was doing it, still feels like a good step towards what I've done since. The name is a clue. Alles. Todo. The German and Spanish words for "everything." I was a bit sick of feeling like drawings I was doing with different software felt like "my" drawing, but kinda looked like different parts of my brain at work. So I set out to do some drawings deliberately combining elements of pixelly stuff, Procreate, SketchUp, photos, and Adobe Illustrator. Anyway, it's a series of 102 drawings done over the course of about six months. Next up, the final Sleep chart. Long time visitors (hi!) might recall that I began keeping a chart of my sleep pattern in 2006. I kept going and going and going. My brain told me to just stop, but I never did. But then, in April 2019, I nearly died. Aside from other concerns, two weeks in a coma really does get in the way of keeping a daily chart. It did, though, feel like a good place to just stop. So I stopped. Finally, actual new stuff. Flag stars. All the stars from national flags combined. First, by continent, and then all together. I've done it at a 2:3 ratio, and endeavoured to find re-sized versions of flags that officially have other ratios. That's it for now.

Updated 17 November 2021
Another vector-y drawing today, I'm quite enjoying practising using Adobe Illustrator, something I've not been entirely comfortable with for most of my digital drawing life, trying to do what I'd ordinarily do with pixels, just with smoother edges. Anyway, the new drawing is in the Other drawings section, and it's a drawing of an Oxxo convenience store in Mexico.

Updated 12 November 2021
A wee bit of housekeeping: some of the vector-y pyramid drawings that were in the Serie 14 II section have been moved off to their own section, Pyramids (2021). A few weeks of distance from drawing them reveals that they're not really part of the same series. Blah de blah. Just one new thing today called Octagon Nr.27, added to to the Other drawings section. It's only semi-related to the Octagonz series from 2019, of which there were 25 drawings. (Nr. 26 was abandoned, somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, never to be seen again.) Have a nice weekend.

Updated 9 November 2021
Hiya, here's a selection of new-ish things: the fifth in an ongoing series of coma-themed drawings; Birches, which is some tree trunks in space; a drawing of Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton; Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe; a wee collection of some of the pixelly lettering I've done over recent years; a small collection of drawings-for-drawing's-sake which for no particular reason I've called Vamos; and finally, a second Haruko loves Coca-Cola drawing. Two drawings feels a bit soon to be called a series, but I do intend to do more, so let's just say it is. A slow series, though, just one every year. The idea is to do a series of drawings with more or less the same parts and composition, but drawn in whatever is the way I'd draw at the time. I'm not making myself clear, am I? Basically, the drawing from December 2020 is something I'd not draw now. Hardly hugely different, but still different. And the new November 2021 one is something I wouldn't have done last year. And the one from this time next year is likely gonna be something different. I suspect this series will only begin to make any sense in 2030 or something, so, y'know, if I'm still alive then, this might all be worth it. I'm gonna try to not think about this through the year, and just come back to it again in November/December next year. Anyway, I quite enjoyed doing the new drawing so that's enough innit.

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Ongoing projects
Minipops
Avenida Selena Gomez
Coma drawings
Haruko loves Coca-Cola
Jesus, etc.
Lollipops
Méxipops
People with faces
Vroom vroom

2021 Berlin
32 lines of the Caribbean Sea
The Balcony Lads
Los Beatles
Birches and other trees
Cerro del Chiquihuite and the Golden Hypnopompic Hallucination with a Concarril NM-73 and an Yves Klein
Dorothy Harris
Feliz viaje
Flag stars
Flamingo and the Cloud in the land beyond the universe, over the rainbow (feat. Cactus and Skydancer)
Hopkins
Línea 9
Mommsenstadion
The New Real Paraguay
Pangea Dream Fantazies
Pyramids (2021)
Seaside
Serie 14 II
Τέιλορ Σουίφτ (Taylor Swift)
Other drawings

2020 Berlin
Atomium
Barrio
CD player, separated
Circuitry
CMYK
DF taxis
Eixo Monumental (Via S1)
Hospital Drawing Series
I Like your Shoes
Mexico 90
Minibirds
Peephole
Pixelling
Pixels, 3x3
Self portrait 2020
Serie 14
Sports teams in Mexico City (2020 update)
Structure 9.2
Structures
Suncloudmountain IV
Telegram Sam
Tienditas
Xochimilco
Other drawings

2019 Berlin
Berlin135px
Caribou Deluxe
Feed the birds, feel better, try to sleep, and do it again tomorrow
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in "Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael"
Octagonz
Plattenbau, lettuce, and tomato sandwich
Rapid transit trains
Sleaford Mods and other subcultures of Lincolnshire
Sleep
Tetris landscape
Other drawings

2018 Ciudad de México/Berlin
2x2 landscapes
12 rainbows
32x32px
Coastlines
Estadio Azul
Party people
Pyramid series
Rave pyramid
Ritual
Volcano
Weltraum500
Other drawings

2017 Berlin
Allestodo
Everything everything Nr. 0
Hickatee
Nature thingies
Pixel food
Self portrait as poles
Skull-topped mountains
TeBe thing
Wurst triptych
Other drawings

2016 Ciudad de México/Berlin
Beer and a dog
Berliner Würfel
Big computer
CLWNMNTNJNNJNJN
Flags for dessert
Flosscone
Folded rainbow
My Boys
Raymonde and Lola
Sports teams in Mexico City
U-Bahn cubes
Other drawings

2015 Ciudad de México
Adivina Quien?
Axolotl
Bitter Sweet Symphony (infographic)
The boy whose head was a part of the Panama Canal likes vanilla ice cream but doesn't have a mouth
Game Over Memorial
King Tubby's studio
Kraftwerk12345678
Maneki-neko
MEXI<0
Mountains
Near Pachuca
Neptune Fish Bar Sushi Nite!
PC Brigade
Rave Octagon
Self ketchuping hot dog
Sockets
This Season's Flags
Thrown Stone
Twisty Shapes
Vengabus
Voladores
Wrestlin'
Yardwork
Other drawings

2014 Ciudad de México
Bandstand
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (infographic)
Entertainer
Flower
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
London
Milky Bar and Lucía
Motorway blocks
Mr Kelly's
Partakers
Sign "O" The Times (infographic)
Other drawings

2013 Ciudad de México
4'33" (infographic)
Barnacle
Daft Punks
Drawing Pints While I Drink Them
The Fall (infographic)
Football diamonds
Frankie Goes To Hollywood (infographic)
Fuck the rainbow
Goat
It's Grim Up North (infographic)
John, Paul, George, and Ringo (infographic)
Mexico City
Muscles
Oaxaca
Pixies "The Purple Tape" (infographic)
Same as it ever was
Other drawings

2012 Ciudad de México
Beastie dots
Cloud story
Five answers
Goldilocks
¡Holiday!
Hopkins seascapes
The horse tests
JD/NO (infographic)
The old man and the sea
Onashaga
Pepinster
Ringkøbing Zoo
Ulysses
Other drawings

2011 Ciudad de México
All of Reign in Blood
Cabin
Euphoric trumps
Nummern/Numbers (infographic)
The rather tedious tale of the occasional battles in my head
Seagull umpire
Other drawings

2010 Berlin/Toronto/Ciudad de México
A trip to the National Museum of Anthropology
Flopps
I'm not from New York
Lamppost
One Track Mind
Two very short films about Minnesota and Florida
Where do I belong?
Wreck
Other drawings

2009 Bellingham, Wa./Berlin
Ladybird
Love, Actually (infographic)
Nightworkers
Sleeping laptops
Stuck Tic Tacs
Weaknesses
Other drawings

2008 Various
A Year of Streets
O! Porcelain Kittens
Pigeon
Scared snow
Sparrow
De Wonderboom
Other drawings

2007 Berlin
Alex the Weather Boy
Bueller...
Clouds and under
Disenchanted forest
Helping the wind and helping the rain
Ohne Titel
We Are Tigers '80
Die Wunderbäume
Other drawings

2006 Berlin
12 years of sleep (infographic)
A bench
All of Pet Sounds
Colours of the week
Mini World Cup 2006
Not available in the shops
Pictorial atlas of the world
Robinsonia
Snow breath
Special editions
Other drawings

2005 Berlin
An Arthur in the world
Mapping Bruce
On this day
Valley of the Cnuties
Witham and Woodhall
Other drawings

2004 Berlin
Batman and Robinson
Cheap space documentary
Ghost of Hawdin's Wood
Mini Euro 2004
One to a hundred
What if...
Other drawings

2003 Berlin
Can't sleep
Everybody's dogs
Harold's diary
Normalpops
Prinsengracht
The Technically Perfect Hair of Lincolnshire
Uibbles
Yummy yummy yummy I got love in my tummy
Other drawings

2002 Berlin
Cheap ABC
David with one long arm
Gran's apple crumble
Kings of the Stone Age
Mike and Jill
Pete and Bob
Other drawings

2001 Berlin
Cheap zoo
Cnuts
George
Golf buddies
Ralf
Other drawings

2000 London/Berlin
Boy meets Pixel
Fun Fun Fun
Ghosts are rubbish at squash
I Love Colette
Mini Euro 2000
Mini Museum of Modern Art
Other drawings

1999 London
27 squares
Flipcam
Polaroids
Pretend you're famous
Other drawings


About

My name is Craig Robinson, as you may have already noted from it being in big red letters at the top of this page
I am an artist and illustrator
Most of the stuff I draw is pixelly stuff done with Photoshop and Pixaki, but there's also stuff done with Procreate, ImageReady, Illustrator, SketchUp, and some things with pencils and paint
I was born in Lincoln, UK. I currently live in Berlin, Germany
Email: craig [at] flipflopflyin [dot] com
Representation:
Debut Art

I studied at North Kesteven School in Lincoln, Lincolnshire College of Art and Design, and University of Derby
I worked in the music industry in London for a few years, then moved to Berlin to work for a Web design company. I've been freelance since 2003

Books:
Flip Flop Fly Ball: An Infographic Baseball Adventure, Bloomsbury USA, 2011
Atlas, Schmatlas: A Superior Atlas of the World, Harry N Abrams, 2007
Fun Fun Fun: 30 Ways to Have Fun, PP Book, 2005
Minipops: Famous People Drawn Really Small, Mitchell Beazley, 2004

Stuff in the above listings that aren't hyperlinks are things that I have not yet converted to a more modern format. Mostly it's Flash or Quicktime stuff. I will be working through the reformatting of those over the next months

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Thanks for visiting, hope you had fun. If you wanna say hello, feel free to email me: craig [at] flipflopflyin [dot] com
Other Craig Robinsons are available. And it's entirely possible you arrived at this Web site looking for one of them. Apologies
Have a good day


Links

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