Simon Griffee · Design · Photography · Writing · Illustration

What: drawing

Girl Flying Over Field, New York City, 2020

Pencil and color marker on sketch paper.

Zebra Friends Forever

A selection of apparel with a pencil drawing of two zebra friends together on various colorful backgrounds.

In the end of 2019 I made a pencil drawing of two zebras to send to friends.

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Antistasi Amazons, Altis, June 2020

Antistasi Amazons is a basic modification (mod) of a dynamic long-term “Capture The Island” mission called Antistasi for the video game landscape orienteering and combat simulator Arma 3. Read more at Hypertexthero.

Kassandra in Sanctuary of Olympia, Ancient Greece, 2020

Pencil Illustrations for the United Nations Archives

Pencil illustrations made to represent various concepts for the United Nations Archives.

Pencil illustrations made the the UN Archives Section.

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Zebras Drawing

Zebras pencil drawing by Simon Griffee.

Update 2020 July 16: Now available printed on on tshirts, masks, totebags, mugs, leggings, and more to anyone who wants to celebrate friendships.

Clothed Figure Drawing, New York City, 2020

Monday & Tuesday Todo, New York City, November 2019

Biology enables, Culture Forbids

How can we distinguish between what is biologically determined from what people merely try to justify through biological myths? A good rule of thumb is ‘Biology enables, Culture forbids.’

—Y.N. Harari, Sapiens, Chapter 8, There is No Justice in History

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Watercolor for Arjomand Poster, New York City, 2019

Watercolor painting for a poster announcing Ramin Amir Arjomand’s upcoming 2019 November 7th concert at Columbia University’s Italian Academy.

The poster:

Arjomand2019 Poster 24x16in B Watercolor

The flyer: Arjomand2019 Flyer 8.5x11in B Watercolor

Piano Player, New York City, 2019

Milton and Sue, New York City, 2015

Happy birthday to master Milton Glaser, creator of the I ❤️ NY logo among countless fine works, who I was lucky to discover through his book Graphic Design when I was younger, and even luckier to learn from and work with in person, with Sue Walsh and Dan Bates, for some months when I arrived in New York!

If you have 5 minutes today, please go see this video of Milton drawing. and read his essay, Ten Things I Have Learned (pdf).

I ❤️ Milton, Sue & Dan!

Beethoven Studies, New York City, 2019

Alma Mater and Thinker, Columbia University, New York City, 2019

Remembering Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years After His Death

A deluge drawing by Leonardo made on the end of his life.
A deluge, c.1517–18, by Leonardo da Vinci. Black chalk, pen and ink, wash. 16.2 × 20.3 cm (sheet of paper). RCIN 912380. Larger version at Wikimedia.

Taking a moment from current life flux to note that Leonardo da Vinci, a great human being, died 500 years ago on 1519 May 2nd.

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