SERIES

 

 

Spirits of The City

Written by Gary Kamiya (author of the best-selling book Cool Gray City of Love, and co-founder of Salon.com) and drawn by award-winning artist Paul Madonna, Spirits of The City combines insightful and whimsical histories of San Francisco with Paul's lush pen and ink drawings.

Find this fabulous series monthly in the Nob Hill Gazette.

 

All Over Coffee

All Over Coffee is Paul Madonna's groundbreaking and award-winning series. Launched in 2003, the series ran for over 750 pieces in the San Francisco Cheronicle between 2004 - 2015.

Two book collections and one novella from the series are available from the legendary City Lights Books.

 

Small Potatoes

Small Potatoes first ran on April 1st, 2004 in the San Francisco Chronicle as an April Fool’s response to the flurry of public reaction to All Over Coffee. Drawn in a simple, cartoony style, it featured two characters sitting at a cafe talking about how “No one wanted art in their newspaper,” only to be infiltrated by a band of Small Potatoes who were getting movie deals for watered-down work. Two years later Paul picked up the idea again to create an official series.

Small Potatoes ran for over two hundred strips on therumpus.net, and can now be found syndicated at GoComics.com.

COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

 

 

Anchor Steam Beer Label

Anchor Steam Brewery commissioned a limited-edition look for their classic Anchor Steam Beer for the entire summer of 2019, a special look that pays homage to the city’s artistic heritage drawn by Paul Madonna.

The drawing for the label was drawn from Cavallo Point, north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. See a full version of the image and get a copy of the limited edition print here.

 

Goorin Brothers Hats

Iconic hat makers Goorin Brothers teamed up with Paul Madonna to do a line of hats that Paul himself (a dedicated hat lover) would want to wear.

Paul chose his favorite Goorin styles, then hand-picked the fabrics, stitching, and bands, to create four separate hats: a summer and winter cap, and summer and winter fedora. Each hat was lined with one of Paul's classic San Francisco drawings.


 

Tacolicious

Tacolicious has four locations in the Bay Area and one in Manhattan Beach, and Paul Madonna has done the art for all of them.

Shown here are two murals, a 14 x 40 foot installation featuring Dolores Park at the Valencia Strret shop in San Francisco, and a 14 x 40 foot installation featuring the Mexican town Atotonilco at the Palo Alto location.

Other locations have large original drawings as well as multiple series of prints made specifically for tacolicious.


 

Starbucks

Paul Madonna created two original murals for Starbucks.

Shown here is the 5 x 65 foot installation featured in their West Portal, San Francisco location, along with a detail from the mural.



 

Google

Paul Madonna created an original mural for the cafe in the Google Venture building in Mountain View.

Image was drawn from Joshua Tree National Park, California.

 






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