Art Friday: David Zinn

The lazy leaf racker

Artist: David Zinn

Temporary sidewalk artist, illustrator, poster artist, logo designer

David Zinn is one talented man and does many different styles of art - today I want to share just one style - his "temporary street art" because it is wimpiscal, makes always make me smile (and even chuckle at times) and not your standard street art. 

According to his website "David is a self-taught artist with a B.A. in Creative Writing and English Language from the Residential College of the University of Michigan. He has taught creative writing, scenic painting, and theatrical makeup design, performed in and directed several Gilbert & Sullivan operas, recorded audiobooks, and hosted two children's radio shows (The Rug Rat Revue on WCBN-FM and The Mud Pie Cafe on Michigan Radio). David is also a passionate sidewalk chalk artist, an avid whistler, and a haphazard ukulele player."

David Zin does most of his street art, posters and illustratrions in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Brick fishing!

The awkward mole
Pig fishing with beets!
Joining the race!!- some of these make me laugh

Sluggo's subway
Emerging lizard
David at work
Artwork from David Zinn's webpage: link


Below are other artworks by David Zinn - he is very talented.

Farmers market, 2006 - illustration - I really like this one, love the colours and styles
Pig and turtle set out - from a story illustation
Leaf truck - used for magazine "waste watch"
I just love his face - its adorable!!!
Fishing Moose


  1. His street art is talented, although his subject is not really my "thing". ;) However, I really like his illustrations at the bottom of this post - they're great!! :)

  2. I love the little green googley guy! On behalf of Michigan alums (I went to U of M too!) thanks for sharing this artist. It makes me miss Ann Arbor, and want to go back to discover some of his art myself.

  3. Wow, that is quite different. He is quite talented. I love the cute illustrations towards the bottom.

  4. Very different! But yea they made me chuckle too!:)

  5. Jo- I've never heard of this guy before--- but I love his street art- totally ingenious!! His children themed artwork is truly beautiful. You always share such interesting artists!

    I hope you are having a nice weekend-


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