Artists turn blank sheets of paper into extraordinary art

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By Perspective in New Design on Tuesday 22 September 2015

A creative process often starts with a white piece of paper, sketched on and discarded. But, what happens when you ask a group of artists to make white paper the beginning, middle and end of a creative project? Redefining Paper, initiated by James Cropper, challenged eight creatives to separately explore the potential of white paper, with surprising results.

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This couple recreated the ‘101 Dalmatians’ intro in their cute engagement pics

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 21 September 2015

Tony and Corinne might just have the cutest engagement photos ever. That’s because this romantic duo decided on a 101 Dalmatians theme to get the word out that they’re getting married.

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A secretly recorded tape of a guy’s parents nagging him to clean his room back in 1985… now animated!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music, Video on Thursday 2 April 2015

Mike Cohen was like any other college kid in the 1980s. He loved music, he collected posters and of course, he had a messy room. But his parents wouldn’t stop nagging him – even when he was home for a break – about his messy room, his future, and everything else parents love to nag about.

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Incredible stop animation video mixed with the real world

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Friday 7 November 2014

Watch sharks swim though clouds, a hamburger eat fries and your cheese literally hop off and run away from your pizza in these incredible stop animation short films. Created by animator Marty Cooper, these Aug(de)mented Reality series is made by blending traditional cel animation with photos he takes with his iPhone 5.

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Brian Eno and Karl Hyd team-up to create the next generation of album art

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By Maggie Buchmann in Tech on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde aren’t strangers to the marriage between music and stunning visuals. For their recent collaborative album Someday World, they took that union one step further by teaming up with creative studio Toby and Pete, as well as technology and interactive guru Lukasz Karluk.

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The Universe is big and you’re small but this animation should reassure you

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Thursday 3 July 2014

It’s very easy to feel tiny and insignificant when you consider not only the immense mind-boggling size of the universe, but also the unfathomably long time that it’s been around for. You, me and everybody else are inconsequential specks on the vast plain of existence.

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Brilliant animation takes us on a trip through the bizarre unconsciousness of a drug overdosed girl

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By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Monday 19 May 2014

The short film Endtrip by directors Ballast, Fransen and de Mol is rather unlike most such explorations out there. Falling from earthly consciousness, our overdosed protagonist passes through strange, dreamlike worlds.

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Animation: The Secret Monsters Of Atsushi Wada

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By Michael Amter in Video on Friday 21 February 2014

A strong tradition of influential animated film continues to pour out of Japan. Atsushi Wada is a celebrated animator producing a truly distinctive artistic vision. The prolific Wada has earned a number of impressive awards for his fascinating work including the Best Film at Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in 2010 and the Silver Bear […]

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A 10-second animation video showing man’s first flight on a grasshopper

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 29 January 2014

One of the animators of the hit Disney movie, ‘Frozen’, has created an amazing short – and by ‘short’, I mean 10 seconds – about the first person to pilot a grasshopper. While taking his kids to the playground, Wayne Unten decided to shoot a live-action footage of a grasshopper using his iPhone. Enter animator […]

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Animated classic paintings by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 28 January 2014

This video is probably the most stunning thing we’ve seen in quite a while. Using a 2.5D animation effect, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro brought these iconic paintings to life in a beautiful, haunting way. Everything from the sequence to the music creates an atmosphere that is nearly impossible to take your eyes away from. Yes, technology […]

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What Wicked would look like if it were a Disney movie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 12 December 2013

If you recently watched the movie Frozen, you can thank animator and visual development artist Minkyu Lee for having a hand in creating that spectacular movie. He’s also worked on The Princess and the Frog and directed the Oscar-nominated short Adam and Dog. The New York Times recently hailed him as part of the top five young animators to […]

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Ghost Burger: a claymation horror film

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By Jake Sheridan in New Film, Video on Friday 25 October 2013

Ghost Burger. There’s two words you didn’t think would be used in the same sentence. Ghost Burger is a 20 minute claymation horror film by writer/director Lee Hardcastle. But this is not Wallace and Gromit, this is a gore tour de force. A plasticine splatter scene. A nightmare in stop motion. Being clay, there’s something […]

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Ballpit: an experimental animated film by Kyle Mowat

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Some animations really hit you from left field, Ballpit is one of those. This experimental film was made by Kyle Mowat as his thesis while studying animation at Sheridan Collage. It’s unlike any other animation short I’ve seen and is being shown at various animation festivals, picking up awards as it goes along.

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Incredble time-lapse video shows every stage of a woman growing old

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By Francis Andrews in Video on Wednesday 18 September 2013

You need to watch this video in full, and not skip a second. The creative brain behind the project, Anthony Cerniello, has achieved his ambitious goal of giving the viewer the perception that ‘something is happening but you can’t see it but you can feel it, like aging itself’. It’s a fantastic achievement, yet unsettling […]

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Belly: a new animation by Julia Pott

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By Danielle Buerli in New Film on Thursday 12 September 2013

I am big fan Julia Pott’s illustration and animations. Her characters are awkward, cute and sometimes very personal. Her latest animation, Belly, tells very heartfelt story about how it is to be the youngest child.

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