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Gojin Ishihara

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By Wes McClain in New Illustration on Friday 26 August 2011

I love the illustrations in these 1970s children’s books by Gojin Ishihara (aka ‘Japan’s Norman Rockwell’). These surreal images are synonymous to a B-movie in their campiness yet antonymous in their attention to detail.

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New printmaking series by Wesley McClain

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By Wes McClain in New Art on Tuesday 23 August 2011

This series began as an exploration into what I could express within the limitations of the printmaking process. I found that I was making a series without intending to: observing people together but detached, trying to catch a moment that I could relate to. Yet everyone interprets images differently, so regardless of what I see in it, hopefully you’ll find something different.

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Awesome remixes paired with visuals by StewRat

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By Wes McClain in New Music on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Ryan Stewart’s remixes are addictive. These tracks will lead you into a daze where all other music tastes bland in comparison. He pairs his music with mesmerizing video montages from films like Inception and The Fall, and damn are they cool.

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Documentary about underground animator Bruce Bickford

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By Wes McClain in New Film on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Monster Road gives a look into the life and work of, underground animator, Bruce Bickford. I have a weak spot for stop-motion animation so I may be a bit biased, but Bickford’s obsession with the medium is inspiring.

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The Wonder Years without the voice-over narration

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By Wes McClain in Video on Tuesday 16 August 2011

‘If you watch the TV show the Wonder Years without the voice over narration, it’s 95 percent people staring at each other’. So, so true!

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Moomin: 1950′s comic series republished

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By Wes McClain in New Trends on Tuesday 16 August 2011

I grew up on Finn Family Moomintroll books so when I heard about the 1950‘s comic series being republished through Drawn & Quarterly, I jumped on it. It turns out I responded to the stories more as an adult than I had as a kid. The subtle humor and wisdom that can be found in […]

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