365 Days of Balloons


365balloon

Much like my “Burger365” Project, graphic designer Meghan Coleman is attempting a 365 challenge of her own with Balloon Animals and day 59 was this Balloon Cheeseburger. Check out all her other creations so far at http://365days-of-balloons.tumblr.com/ and cheer her on as she still has over half a year to go.

[Image: 365days-of-balloons]

 

Gingerbread Burger Drive-Thru


Have you checked out Betsy’s daily project? She is basing her project around “Pin-Up” art and has created this “Gingerbread Retro Drive-Thru” for the holiday season. What else would this drive-thru serve besides Gummi Burgers! Make sure you check out her website for more photos of this as well as other cool images from her project.

http://thebetsyvandeusen.com/

[Image: Betsy Van Deusen]

An Actual Burger A Day


The cool chefs (I’m assuming they are cool since it looks like they love burgers) at Delmonico Kitchen and Bar, way over in Guam, are about to start their own Burger 365 challenge. Starting this week, they will be serving a new burger creation every day for a year. They are even having  promotions such as the chance to win $1000 for trying all 365!

Near Guam? Then check out more info here:

http://www.dine.dkbguam.com/2012/02/27/burger-365-r-u-ready/

[Image: DKBGuam]

Hamburger Book by 365: Make a Book a Day


Fellow 365’er Donna is making a “Book a Day”, and for #293, she created this Hamburger Book. Pretty sweet project and great item. Check out her site and the rest of her books here:

http://make-a-book-a-day.blogspot.com/2011/12/book-293-all-beef-patty-recycle.html

[Image: Make-a-Book-a-Day]

 

Bonus Burger365 – Chewbacca


Here’s another burger that I created for Star Wars Remix.  In hindsight, I should have used a Boca Burger patty to create “Chew-Boca”. Oh well…

Once again, make sure you check out Star Wars Remix every Tuesday and Thursday, as they reveal the latest creations. Submit your own piece as well! ([])

New to the site? I created 365 other pieces of burger artwork as well.

Bonus Burger365 – Star Wars Jawas


Have you seen Star Wars Remix yet? This website celebrates the Star Wars universe by featuring non traditional “artwork”, similar to some of the things I was doing for Burger365. Anyone can submit a Star Wars themed piece by “remixing”  the world around them.

I was honored when Skull-A-Day‘s Noah Scalin asked me to submit a few pieces as part of the Star Wars Remix launch.  Of course I had to create some Bonus Burger365 pieces and came up with these “Jawa Burgers”.

Make sure you check out Star Wars Remix every Tuesday and Thursday, as they reveal the latest creations. You can also submit your own piece as well! ([])

(It’s not a burger, but I also created this Twist TIE Fighter for the site, which was inspired by the Twisty Ties Burger.)

Skull Appreciation Day


Today, June 4th, is the first annual Skull Appreciation Day.

Let’s celebrate here by taking a look back at the Burger365 “Skull Burger” with a couple of different photos.

The “Skull Burger” placed in the Top 10 of the Designers Skulls 2010 contest.

http://www.designers-skulls.de/contest_5.html

Also, be sure to check out the Skull Quilt swatch, which will be on display at Gallery5 in Richmond, Virginia with a bunch of other great skulls. http://www.gallery5arts.org/Current_Exhibitions.html

It’s National Doughnut Day


Since I failed to celebrate National Doughnut Day last year, here’s a look back at the Burger365 “Donut Burger” with a few different photos.

You can also go out and get a different kind of “Donut Burger” to celebrate as well. ([])

 

Dessert Burgers by Yara


Check out the great “Dessert Burgers” from fellow 365’er Yara, sent into us from Noah of Skull-A-Day and Make Something 365.

Yara is part of a 365 Creative Creations project and for Day 100, she created these yummy looking “burgers”.


See more and follow here progress here: http://www.projectyara.com/2011/04/365cc-day-100-100/

Burger #365 – Cake


Let me eat cake!

The Burger365 project is complete! Let’s celebrate with a special “Burger Cake”, complete with actual hamburger topping. Of food items, the cake is probably the most popular item to be decorated like a hamburger, and we have seen many around the web. I definitely had to give it a shot, and thought it was a fitting way to celebrate the end. Hopefully this one “takes the cake” (*groan*). Now, who want’s a slice? Thanks again to J for helping me out with this one! You’re awesome.

So now what? I have just completed 365 “burgers” in 365 days. But, just because there are  no more “Burger365” pieces to create, I will still continue use the burgers as a theme in my artwork.  There are still many other ideas that I was not able to get to, so when I finish those, they will become “Bonus Burgers”. Also, I will be working on “Burger365: Redux”, where I will recreate select existing Burger365 pieces and make them even better.

The Everything Burger website will still continue, as I will try to bring you fresh burger content from around the web (something I had focused less on as I got more involved with the project). Burgers are still everywhere, people keep eating them and there continues to be great burger related items all over the place. This project was my little contribution to that world.

What have I learned from completing a 365 daily project? Lots of things… from different art techniques and styles, to time management and focus. I tried to use different methods of art and mediums throughout the project to make sure everything was unique. I was able to learn such trades as cross stitch, latch hook, and other things that I would never have even thought of trying. I worked on my painting, drawing, and digital art techniques to make them better as well. One really needs to have dedication and will power to finish a project such as this, and I am definitely proud of what I have accomplished. There were many late nights up trying to perfect some of the pieces, but it was worth it. I look back over the year and sometimes I’m surprised about how fast it went by, yet other times it seems like so long ago. An artist always should strive to learn, evolve, and create as much as possible, and this project is definitely a good vehicle for that.

    

Thank you to everyone who was involved, everyone who contributed an idea or made a comment,  all the fans who checked out the site, etc. Even though this ultimately was a personal growth project, it’s nice to know people appreciate and like the things that I am doing. You all have helped in one way or another. I hope you have enjoyed the ride as much as I have.

    

Thanks to my partner in “Art” crime Gary Lockwood aka Freehand Profit for starting his Mask365 project concurrently.  When Gary and I set out, I couldn’t imagine what we would go through, how the project would evolve for each of us respectively, and what we would accomplish. Make sure you check out his site and congratulate him for finishing too. His art and skill level is definitely above and beyond the normal realm of artists out there. There are big things coming for him and it is a honor to be able to watch his development. Congrats bro, we did it.

 

Big ups to Steve from Phusol Wear and Sebastian Bleak for the support and contributions you guys made. Looking forward to working with both of you for future projects.

Thanks to Noah Scalin, an originator of the “Daily 365 Project“, whose Skull-A-Day was the original inspiration. Hopefully I have upheld the ideals of the project. Your support and comments have been greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks to my mom who also contributed to this site and project with her clay sculpture burgers. It’s always nice to have support and love from family and friends. Keep up the great clay sculpture work.

 

A very special thank you shout out to my lovely girlfriend Janice(J), who first – gave me the Skull-A-Day book, which planted the idea of a daily project in my head, second – supported me along the way, sacrificing various time/events that we may have missed out on, third – helped out with many of the pieces, and fourth – modeled for and took some of the photos. Without her, the project would not have turned out as well as it did.  Plus, she actually likes burgers more than I do.

Check out what the talented BetsyEtsy sent Gary and me to congratulate us on finishing our projects:

OUR VERY OWN ACTION FIGURES!

Thanks Betsy! These lil’ guys are awesome. Thanks for your help with the project as well. (Photo blog 365, like Stormtroopers 365 next?)

“High Five!”

Well, that’s it for now, thanks again for all the love and support as I conclude this year long journey. Time for me to finally get some sleep. ([])

Burger #364 – Oil Painting


“That’s what a hamburger’s all about”

Based on an In-N-Out “Double Double”, here is an oil painting in the style of the classic “Skull & Crossbones” image. This is the first in a possible series of other fast food “Skull & Crossbones” designs. Only one “burger” left until the project is complete. Make sure you check back tomorrow and celebrate with me. ([])

Burger #363 – Bread Loaf


Bread gone “a rye”…

Inspired by “Panda Bread“, this particular loaf of bread has a special surprise “burger filling” inside. Thanks to J for help with this one, as well as Melissa for letting us borrow her nifty bread mixer. Maybe next time we’ll figure out how to make it actually taste like an actual burger too. ([])

Burger #362 – Latch Hook


Hooks and latchers…

The latch hook process is a bit slow, involving a simple tool that pulls loops of yarn through a thicker base. I’m pleased to share this resulting Burger365 image with you as I was happy with how it turned out. It actually looks pretty cool on the reverse side as well. Only three more left to go! ([])

Burger #361 – Popsicle


How many licks?

With the weather being pretty wacky in Los Angeles, summer can’t get here fast enough. Then there will be time for the beach, barbeques, popsicles and of course, flame grilled burgers. Would they ever make a hamburger flavored popsicle? If so, I can imagine it looking like this. ([])

Burger #360 – Tofu


I pity the “fu”…

For all you vegetarians out there, this isn’t your typical tofu burger. Along with accompanying fries and drink, this tofu burger was made for your viewing pleasure, rather than consumption. Only five more Burger365 pieces left! ([])

Burger #359 – Denim


Feeling blue?

Not to be confused with the burger image created out of a pair of jeans, this burger was constructed from various pieces of denim fabric. Like burgers, denim fabric is an American staple. No doubt some of you are eating burgers while wearing denim jeans at this instance. ([])

Burger #358 – Paper Cranes


Paper Cranes for Japan

Over 250 paper cranes were created to form today’s Burger365 image. In Japanese culture, the paper crane is a symbol of hope and goodwill. Legend has it, that one is granted a wish after folding 1000 cranes. After the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan a few months ago, the “Paper Cranes for Japan” project set out to create 100,000 paper cranes, which would then be matched by a $200,000 donation. Amazingly, they greatly surpassed their goal:

“We just tallied 1 million cranes! The incredible, worldwide response to Paper Cranes for Japan has exceeded our wildest hopes. Not only has the Bezos Family Foundation doubled its initial donation to $400,000, an anonymous donor has come forward to add $100,000–making $500,000 for Japan!”

Japan still needs help though. If you haven’t already, there is still time to donate to the American Red Cross in its relief efforts for Japan. And if you’re in the LA area, be sure to stop by the LACMA this weekend to see a very special related exhibit. ([])

Burger #357 – Mom Heart Tattoo Design


Happy Mother’s Day!

In honor of Mother’s Day today, here is the classic “Mom Heart” tattoo, re-imagined for those who love their mom and also have a love for burgers.  A very Happy Mother’s Day to all the hard working moms out there. Take a break with a yummy burger. Special shout out to my mom, who has also contributed to this project with her ceramic burgers. Thanks for everything that you do! ([])