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Goofy Faces at the RNC for CNN!

By Robert Bauer | August 31, 2012 |

While Republicans were gathering to nominate Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate, artists from Goofy Faces were busy drawing caricatures inside the CNN Grill at the Republican National Convention for 4 straight days! Lead artist, Glenn Ferguson, even arrived a day early to help prepare for this event while the convention was delayed because of Hurricane Isaac. CNN reporters, celebrities, politicians and other attending VIPs were enshrined on the back wall of the grill with their full color caricature which were drawn while they watched. Many news outlets, dropped by to watch and report on the action. Now that the RNC has ended, it’s on to the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte, NC next week!

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Live Digital Caricatures

By Robert Bauer | August 22, 2012 |
Ricoh, USA hired Goofy Faces to provided live color digital caricatures which we call eSketches™ at a 2-day trade show in Seattle. Digital artist, Nolan, delighted guests for 2 straight days with caricatures he drew on his iPad and printed them out for guests on a Ricoh printer. Attendees were also able to watch each drawing take shape on a large screen near the artist as he drew each guest. eSketches™ are a great value for trade shows and are available nationwide!
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Speaking on Art of Caricature at TTI/Vanguard: NextGens Technology Conference

By Robert Bauer | December 20, 2011 |

This year I was offered an amazing opportunity to speak at the TTI/Vanguard: NextGens TechnologiesConference in Miami, Florida at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. TTI/Vanguard is a unique forum for senior-level executives that links strategic technology planning to business success. Their conferences are about discovering technological possibilities for the 21st century. Five times annually, corporate and government leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and academicians come together to envision the future’s future technologically. In highly interactive sessions, led by a world-class Advisory Board—John Perry BarlowMaria BezaitisGordon BellPeter CochraneDeborah EstrinEric HaseltineMichael HawleyAlan KayLeonard KleinrockDouglas LenatRobert LuckyNicholas Negroponte, and David Reed—and today’s most influential thought leaders, debate is stimulated, and breakthrough ideas flourish.

Being around such innovative individuals was intimidating, to say the least. Having to give a presentation on the art of caricature to a group like this was even more nerve-racking. However, the presentation went off without a hitch and many attendees complimented me on my performance. In addition to speaking and networking, I also drew at one of their events on the last evening of the conference. Guests lined up to be drawn by one of the speakers which was a unique opportunity for them as well as myself!

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Hardcore Pawn Caricature

By Robert Bauer | September 26, 2011 |

Les and Seth Gold from Hardcore Pawn admire their caricature by artist Glenn Ferguson.

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What Caricatures Can Teach Us About Facial Recognition

By Robert Bauer | July 17, 2011 |

Check this awesome article in WIRED Magazine about facial recognition and how caricature artists have it all figured out, written by Ben Austen. You can also download it as a PDF.What Caricatures Can Teach Us About Facial Recognition | Magazin

m&m Caricatures for Mars Chocolate at NAMA

By Robert Bauer | May 5, 2011 |

Once again Goofy Faces was on-hand at the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s annual trade show held at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago drawing m&m caricatures for Mars Chocolate, North America. For 2 consecutive days, both artists kept busy drawing m&m caricatures of attendees from all over the world. Goofy Faces even got a chance to have some fun while  Messin’ with Sasquatch!

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Custom Caricature for Al Kaline

By Robert Bauer | December 20, 2009 |

Last night I had the distinct pleasure of entertaining at a private party for former Detroit Tiger, Al Kaline’s 75th birthday. I spent a few hours drawing many Tigers guests as well as the Hall-of-Famer. Prior to the event,  I took the time to prepare a personal caricature of Al to give as a gift to him at the party. Mr. Kaline is a very gracious and kind gentleman who even signed an extra copy of the caricature so I could add it to my collection.  Happy Birthday, Al!

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m&m Caricatures at Sam’s Club!

By Robert Bauer | October 13, 2008 |

SDC11562 IMG_0021 IMG_0024 IMG_0027For many years now, Goofy Faces has been providing artists to draw caricatures for Mars Snackfoods, the makers of m&ms. To help them tell everyone about how customers can discover their own “inner” m&m, Mars has been sending Goofy Faces artists to various Sam’s Clubs throughout America. You may have seen them in your hometown drawing shoppers as either plain or peanut m&ms. Maybe you have one already or you might get a chance the next time you head to Sam’s Club! Just look for the m&m signs and an artist camped out near your favorite hard-shelled chocolate candy!

The Goofy Faces Team

By Robert Bauer | January 10, 2001 |
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Welcome to the Goofy Faces Blog. Here is where you can check out what we’ve been up to. You can also see photos from recent events and learn more about the art of caricature.  Enjoy!

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